Culture

Vaka voyage continues

Thursday August 07, 2014

Hawaiian voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia departed Rarotonga yesterday afternoon after saying farewell to their brothers and sisters on Tahiti vaka Faafaite earlier in the day.

Vaka voyagers depart Rarotonga

Wednesday August 06, 2014

After a few days’ rest on Rarotonga, worldwide voyagers on Hawaii vaka Hokulea and Hikianalia will depart the island this morning to continue their mission to protect mother earth.

A French museum will soon be showcasing items that have been handcrafted right here in the Cook Islands.

Living culture at Te Maeva Nui

Monday August 04, 2014

Monday marked 49 years since the Cook Islands became self-governing, and 2015 is set to be a year-long celebration of what makes the Cook Islands so special – her people and culture.

Culture shines at Te Maeva Nui

Friday August 01, 2014

While the beautiful cultural costumes show the dedication of teams in celebrating the Cook Islands culture – it’s the smiles and joy on the faces of performers that really show their passion and love for their heritage.

Sharing the creation of kiriau (wild hibiscus) costume making combined with synchronised hip and hand movements by Enuamanu ura pau performers was one of the highlights of Wednesday night’s Te Maeva Nui cultural show.

Voyaging family welcomed home

Friday August 01, 2014

Traditional voyagers were welcomed to Rarotonga on Thursday morning as fellow Polynesians and family – not visitors.

Members of the public were given plenty of notice about the price of Te Maeva Nui tickets and programmes, says the Ministry of Culture.

Captivating costumes and elegant dancing graced the Te Maeva Nui stage this week, with performances set to intensify through to the final night of shows on Friday.

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