Culture

Islands decide Aronga Mana

Thursday August 22, 2019

The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.

The Ui Ariki have resolved adopted children should be allowed to inherit land, if they have no chance of ever knowing their biological parents.

Cooks’ own Culture Club

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Te Maeva Nui cultural performances kicked off last night with Aitutaki Enua (pictured) starting the show with a pe’e – their traditional chant.

The choirs of the Cook Islands opened Te Maeva Nui last night with soaring tributes to the islands, their peoples, and to God.

Boom! And they’re off. Te Maeva Nui, the biggest cultural event in the South Pacific, is underway. 

Find your place early for the spectacular 28-float parade to launch Te Maeva Nui 2019.

In association with the Ui Ariki, Cook Islands News asked our community what Reo Maori names they would suggest to replace Kuki Airani. Here is a small sample of the ideas.

Locals and guests alike will be welcomed to tomorrow’s Ui Ariki Day celebrations, honour the Cook Islands’ Ariki, the Aronga Mana, and their ancestors and traditions and influence on today’s modern nation.

There’s not much time to rest, for Cook Islands dancers performing four shows a day to thousands of fans in Hawaii.

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