Outgoing New Zealand high commissioner to the Cook Islands Peter Marshall will be one of the guest speakers at tonight’s MPA#1 exhibition at the Bergman Gallery.
In her first solo engagement since becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, attended a preview of the Royal Society’s Oceania exhibition in London.
Husband and wife artists Ivon and Pania Lee are pretty low key with the work they do. Selling some at the Punanga Nui Market and also at the Little Red Gallery, they have only been painting to sell for about a year.
A love of music and collecting vinyl records has led Ian Wheeldon, of The Café in the Beachcomber complex, to a rare Rarotongan record by local artist Jake Numanga.
Ina Bishop will take her tivaivai to display and sell at the Te Maeva Nui Cook Islands Cultural Festival in Perth on October 20 this year.
This article was contributed by Susan Hanaray (nee Matheson) who arrived in Rarotonga as a 6 year old in 1972, She attended Side School/Avatea, then went on to Tereora College where she spent 5 years as a student. She left Rarotonga in December 1985. She has a Bachelor of Arts (University of Canterbury), Graduate Diploma in Arts in History and BA (Hons) in History both from Victoria University of Wellington.