Culture

Ui Ariki Day on the horizon

Tuesday July 02, 2013

Ui Ariki and Aronga Mana from the outer islands have begun to arrive on Rarotonga for the Ui Ariki Day celebrations this Friday.

Farewell Tinomana Ariki

Monday July 01, 2013

Vaka Puaikura paramount chief Tinomana Ruta Tuoro Ariki will be laid to rest tomorrow and her life’s achievements celebrated.

Seventeen-year-old Tumanava Karika Wilmott won the Year 13 Cook Islands Polyfest speech edging out 18 other New Zealand college students in the competition held earlier this year.

Cook Islands delegates have returned from Napier where they were hosted by the Ngati Kahungunu Iwi to investigate opportunities to strengthen ties with the Maori.

PM to France, Belgium

Friday June 21, 2013

Prime Minister Henry Puna, fresh off a busy trip to the United States where he participated in 2013 Pacific Day festivities at the New Zealand Embassy, will be in Europe for the bulk of the week.

Shift for public holiday

Thursday June 20, 2013

The second annual Ui Ariki Day will be held on Friday July 5.

Helping the people of the Cook Islands by being strong leaders is the ultimate role of traditional leaders.

Metua vaine arataki

Tuesday June 18, 2013

Good friends and traditional leaders Dame Makea Karika Margaret Ariki (OBE) and Koutu Nui president Turi Mataiapo Maria Henderson warmly embraced each other and chatted quietly during the morning tea break at yesterday’s opening of the 39th Koutu Nui annual general meeting and conference.

Meeting for Koutu Nui

Sunday June 16, 2013

Strengthening the leadership roles of the Aronga Mana (traditional leaders) of the Cook Islands is the overall theme of this week’s three-day Koutu Nui conference starting tomorrow at the Pukapuka Hostel.

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