Culture

Dehydration and tiredness resulted in performers collapsing while either coming off the stage, or on the grounds outside the building during the Te Maeva Nui celebrations at the National Auditorium this week.

Eyes on trophy as teams up tempo

Thursday August 02, 2018

The crowds are getting bigger, the final night is inching closer, and the pressure on performers to nail every inch of the national auditorium into the memories of those present is intense.

TMN teams cop health warning

Thursday August 02, 2018

Cultural Development ministry head Anthony Turua says he's putting all team leaders to Te Maeva Nui on notice that any performers looking faint or tired will not be allowed to take the stage.

Te Maeva Nui brings the Arapo magic

Wednesday August 01, 2018

The feast of Cook Islands culture that is Te Maeva Nui took up on Monday night from where Sunday’s choir competition left off, with a new set of judges – and in keeping with the theme of ‘te au arapo o toku matakeinanga/enua’ (the traditional calendars of my ancestors/island).

Cook Islands Maori became the first foreign language to be used to recite the parliamentary prayer at the New Zealand parliament earlier this week.

The Ministry of Cultural Development is saying little about widespread criticism of the long-delayed start to Friday’s float parade.

The National Auditorium was full of excitement and anticipation as the Rakei Manava event got underway on Saturday.

The team from Atiu and their supporters are enjoying their new accommodation on Rarotonga for the first time during a Te Maeva Nui celebration.

CI artefacts in hot demand

Saturday July 28, 2018

A collection of Cook Islands artefacts has fetched 25 times more than its original value at an auction in Kent, England.

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