They liked to be ‘under the sea’

Tuesday October 17, 2017 Written by Published in Local
A good turnout was recorded in the Under the Sea Junior Spring Ball event. 17101616 A good turnout was recorded in the Under the Sea Junior Spring Ball event. 17101616

The Rotaract Cook Islands organised Under the Sea Junior Spring Ball was hailed a major success despite unfavourable weather conditions on Saturday.


Held at the Aotearoa Centre in Tupapa Maraerenga, the annual event recorded a good turnout of children and parents.

The Under the Sea Junior Spring Ball was for children from age five to 12 years but Rotaract president Harriet Tuara-Strickland said they also had some younger ones participating.

“The participating children turned up dressed in their favourite sea themed costume at the Junior Spring Ball. It was an enjoyable night for them,” Tuara-Strickland said.

“The event keeps getting better each year. Last year, we had a better weather which allowed us to run some outdoor activities but unfortunately because of rain this year, we stayed indoor but still had lot of fun.”

Those who came dressed up as their favourite water-themed cartoon characters also walked away with some fantastic prizes during the night.

The Under the Sea King award went to Harry Taripo while Ordine Nga was announced the Under the Sea Queen.

The Under the Sea Prince was Lance and the Under the Sea Princess award went to Jessie Tangimetua.

“We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters, Jaewynn McKay and the Aotearoa Centre committee for allowing us to use the venue, the students of Tereora College for creating and donating the decorations for the night,” Tuara-Strickland said.

“We’d also like to say thank you to Kuki Tag Adventures, Perfumes of Rarotonga, Puzzled in Paradise, Eliza at VIP Hair and Malina Latham of Sweet Sensations for coming onboard and supporting the Junior Spring Ball.”

Meitaki maata to Harriet Tuara-Strickland for the photos.

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