The turnout on day two of the Kia Orana Week celebrations at Maire Nui Park yesterday was much better as visitors tried their hands at making ei and weaving.
Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is planning to run Kia Orana Week regularly to give visitors the opportunity to learn and understand more about the Cook Islands culture and tradition.
What was initially rejected by the Mangere Arts Centre in New Zealand almost a decade ago will be the centerpiece to today’s special exhibition at the Bergman Gallery.
Cook Islands craftswoman Mama Tukua Turia had the once in a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange yesterday.
This is the fourth in a series of CINews articles on the new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development. The policy addresses five strategic goals, which will introduce a number of significant changes that are expected to be noticed from this year onwards. The fourth strategic goal is the cultural industry.
THREE short films produced by young Cook Islands filmmakers will screen at New Zealand’s Maoriland Film Festival in Otaki, New Zealand, in March this year.
Three brothers who are passionate about their New Zealand and Cook Islands Maori heritage and culture have completed a one month stay in Rarotonga during which they were able to reconnect with a highly regarded member of Rarotonga’s creative community.