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.
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.
Kua akaMata atu te rare o te constitution celerbration o Araura Enua nei i te po Sabati ki roto i te Prince Edward Hall, Araura College i te ora itu tikai i te aiai.
This year’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations have been a joy for all that have attended the nightly shows – with the return of teams that have been absent for some time, favourite old musical compilations sung with full voice and an outpouring of cultural and heritage pride seen at the Are Karioi.