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Culture

PM officially closes language week

Wednesday August 14, 2013

Prime Minister Henry Puna was in Porirua, Wellington for the closing ceremony of Cook Islands Language Week on August 12.

Te Papa supports culture in Cooks

Tuesday August 13, 2013

As part of the Cook Islands language week in New Zealand, the national museum Te Papa showcased two drums from the Cooks acquired at the beginning and end of the twentieth century.

Okotai Orama, Okotai Reo is the message from Queensland, Australia, to all Cook Islanders celebrating Te Maeva Nui this month.

The petition to include Island Booth in next year’s Te Maeva Nui has more than 200 signatures so far.

Mangaia displays its culture

Sunday August 11, 2013

Six puna (constituencies) took part in Te Maeva Nui celebrations in Mangaia last week by showcasing their competitive spirit.

Kua keukeu, kua maeva a Araura

Wednesday August 07, 2013

Aitutaki correspondent Teva Simiona shares the joy and atmosphere of the Aitutaki constitution celebration which started on the island on Sunday evening with the traditional hymn (imene tuki) and choir.

The Ministry of Cultural Development has extended an apology to the Amokura kapa haka group that visited during Te Maeva Nui.

Cook Islands Maori Language Week from August 4-10 serves as a reminder that saying it is up to the community to maintain their language is not good enough says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

This year’s downsized Constitution celebration on Rarotonga has meant for the first time in a long time – pa enua have been able to enjoy festivities on their own islands and capitalise on the national celebration.

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