In her continuing battle against diabetes in the Cook Islands, Takitumu paramount chief Pa Tepaeru Teariki Upokotini Marie Ariki has found support from a fellow leader.
While bright new costumes and fresh new musical compilations have been part of the delight at the nightly Te Maeva Nui show – old favourites have also brought much joy to enthusiastic crowds at the National Auditorium.
Tupapa MP George Maggie and the owners of Island Booth are starting a petition for the photo booth to be included in next year’s Te Maeva Nui night markets.
Cook Islands youth led the way on the Te Maeva Nui stage on Wednesday night where mapu dancers put on vibrant and passionate performances in the first night of the annual cultural show.
Stunning Vaka Puaikura mapu led the way in the district’s outstanding ura pau (drum dance) performance at the first night of the Te Maeva Nui cultural shows on Wednesday night.