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Culture

Cooks on show in Germany

Tuesday June 24, 2014

An exhibition and reading about the Cook Islands is currently taking place at an art gallery Werkstatt-Kaffee alongside the river Rhine in Bad Säckingen, Germany.

New chapter for much-loved vaka

Tuesday June 17, 2014

Traditional voyaging canoe Te Au o Tonga will soon begin a new chapter in her life, at the completion of a two-year overhaul costing close to $100,000.

An exciting new venture for Nga Bates, who is better known for her keen interest in body building and all things physical, is the opening of a gallery in the Punanga Nui Market with exclusive rights to sell Valerie Beale prints in the Cook Islands.

Keeping the Cook Islands Maori language alive and thriving is a responsibility that ultimately lies with parents in their homes, says the Secretary for Culture. 

A forthright community elder says he is deeply concerned about the number of young people who cannot speak the Cook Islands Maori language.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga activities manager Matt Pierre has been crowned Cook Islands National Dancer of the Year at the 2014 Te Mira Ure competition.

“He doesn’t qualify for the 2014 competition as he is residing overseas” is the justification of the Ministry of Cultural Development, which disallowed defending champion Teariki Mateariki to take to the stage last night.

Karika becomes Kamoe Mataiapo

Monday April 28, 2014

Despite vocal objections from an opposing family clan, well-known environmentalist and traditional voyager Ian Karika was bestowed with the traditional Kamoe Mataiapo title on Saturday morning.

Rare bible returns to Rarotonga

Friday March 21, 2014

At 159 years old, a rare Cook Islands Maori bible is still in fine condition. 'Tuatua Tapu' has been donated to the Cook Islands Library and Museum Society and will be on permanent display in the museum.

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