Culture

Colourful floats moving through Avarua this morning will mark the start of the week of Te Maeva Nui celebrations in commemoration of 49 years of self-governance.

Te Maeva Nui names sponsors

Friday July 25, 2014

Sponsors make events happen and this year’s Te Maeva Nui celebrations are no exception.

Colourful costumes will be one of the highlight of this year’s annual Te Maeva Nui celebrations starting on July 28 and running right up to Constitution Day on August 4.

One of New Zealand’s best-known historical paintings has been recreated in Rarotonga as a stunning photographic piece involving 24 local cast members.

Vaka to be part of Te Maeva Nui

Tuesday July 15, 2014

Traditional voyaging is set to be part of the annual Te Maeva Nui constitution celebrations, starting on July 28 with the arrival of double-hulled voyaging vessels Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia.

Cultural celebration in full swing

Wednesday July 09, 2014

Cook Islands student performers were welcomed onto the Takapuwahia Marae in Wellington as part of the weeklong Taokotaianga by and for Cook Islands university students.

Cooks heritage inspires woven art

Wednesday July 09, 2014

Cook Islander, Tuaine Bailey (nee Strickland) is currently showcasing her weaving at Auckland City Council’s Nathan Homestead in Manurewa as part of an exhibition of Maori Art for Matariki Celebrations.

Cook Islands university students in New Zealand are putting their text books aside to get their hips swinging in this year's Taokotaianga cultural competition over the next seven days.

National pride, the marine park and the need for further discussions on giving the House of Ariki more decision making powers were key messages pushed by House of Ariki Kaumaiti (president) Tou Ariki during the Ui Ariki Day celebration on Friday.

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