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Culture

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.

The lighting of the Te Maeva Nui flame at Government House yesterday morning almost struck a snag after Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters pulled out box of matches to light it – and found only one match inside.

PM declares Te Maeva Nui open

Saturday July 28, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna opened Te Maeva Nui 2018 yesterday, calling it a time to “reignite national pride by celebrating our oneness and our achievements”.

Parade issues anger crowds

Saturday July 28, 2018

Rarotonga residents have aired their frustrations online after problems with yesterday’s long-awaited Te Maeva Nui parade.

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