Tumutoa Discovery Walking Tour guide Ngametua Mamanu is unique on Rarotonga, although many people suggest he may be the next Piri Puruto, (a former tourist guide/entertainer famed for his cultural expertise and ability to climb coconut trees).
What has been described as one of the most successful Te Maeva Nui celebrations ever finally came to a close with a ceremony at the National Auditorium on Monday.
A story titled, “Puaikura takes top Maeva Nui prize” published in CINews on Tuesday, August 7 edition, said Rarotonga’s Vaka Puaikura had taken out the Terepai “Sunai” Matapo Trophy for the overall Te Maeva Nui cultural championships.
The best party ever!
That’s the feedback the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD) has been receiving on this year’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations, which ended on Monday with an official closing ceremony in the National Auditorium after 10 days of festivities.
The 53rd anniversary of Cook Islands independence has gifted the country with a trail of milestones its people can be proud of, says Prime Minister Henry Puna.
The feast of Cook Islands dancing and music continued at the National Auditorium on Thursday night, with another large crowd turning out to enjoy Cook Islands culture at its best.