Culture

Hollie Smith at Beats of Betela

Monday April 30, 2018

After taking a break last year, the annual local concert fundraiser Beats of Betela is coming back in 2018 and will feature New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Smith as a special guest artist.

Gearing up for Te Maeva Nui

Monday April 30, 2018

The Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD) estimate that they are about 70 per cent ready for the annual Te Maeva Nui celebration coming up this August.

Thanksgiving prayer services have been part of the Cook Islands schedule for the Religious Advisory Council since the council was first established back in the 1970s, says president Piltz Napa.

A series of meetings has taken place to identify a possible candidate to lead the Ngati Karika tribe following the death of Dame Margaret Karika Ariki.

The 2018 Miss Cook Islands pageant will be rescheduled to September, due to the General Election taking place on June 14, the Miss Cook Islands Association has announced.

Ministry of cultural development secretary Anthony Turua says he is pleased so far with the progress of his department’s National Cultural Policy.

This year Motone Productions celebrates nine years of producing the popular 2018 BCI Opera in Rarotonga.

The Cook Islands’ smartest and brightest were celebrated on Friday April 20 at the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards, held at the National Auditorium.

New Zealand Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards finalist Fe’ena Syme-Buchanan said that it was an “absolute honour” to represent her “little paradise”, the Cook Islands, at the awards dinner last month.

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