Auckland-based Aitutakian artist Clinton Hewett has returned to his home island for some important work, collecting together old stories and legends of Aitutaki for a graphic novel he plans on publishing.

The theme of speeches delivered during Ariki Day celebrations in the Takitumu district last Friday focused on the roles and functions of the country’s traditional leaders and the reasons they need to lean on God's understanding in leading their people.

Apii Rongo is a man of few words and when it comes to expressing himself, he prefers to do it through art.

Artist Apii Rongo has been away from Rarotonga for five years, but to him it doesn’t seem that long.

A week of fine local cuisine

Saturday July 07, 2018

Cook Islands Tourism hosted several events this week in support of their new local cuisine strategy, Takurua.

A busy day of activities around the country to celebrate this year’s Ui Ariki and Aronga Mana Day, on Friday.

Te Maeva Nui cost quadruples

Monday July 02, 2018

The $3 million cost of the upcoming Te Maeva Nui celebrations is more than four times the amount set out in the 2017/2018 Cook Islands Government Budget Estimates document released in June last year.

The beautiful upper Takuvaine Valley was described as, “a Garden of Eden” by one of the people who went on the “Takurua” trek around plantations and gardens on Rarotonga on Wednesday morning.

After screening at New Zealand’s Wairoa Maori Film Festival earlier this month – and winning the award for best female actor – local filmmaker Josh Baker’s short film A Boy From Rarotonga will now be shown at the prestigious New Zealand International Film Festival.

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