Comedian inspires Aitutaki

Tuesday June 28, 2016 Written by Published in Outer Islands

Aitutaki residents were left with plenty of food for thought when New Zealand-based comedian and television personality Mike King visited the island for a talk session at Araura College on Friday.


King spoke to students about subjects as diverse as the importance of parenting, family guidance, self-control and the need for a strong will.

Araura College principal Tracey Spiers said King’s visit had been a blessing in disguise, as his stories and words had touched many who were present at his Araura College session.

“Everyone enjoyed his session here on Aitutaki. He really knows how to communicate and connect well with his audience.

“Everyone, including our students, was able hear someone else’s story (of dealing with depression) and connect to it. People get to learn through shared experiences from other people and that was what King achieved here on Aitutaki.”

Spiers said having King visit Aitutaki was wonderful, as usually Rarotonga was the main focus of such events.

“It was so beneficial for everyone here that King got to come over to our island. People were able to relate to his stories and reflect on their own lives.

“The mood was fun, he delivered his message in a clear and understandable way and everyone is now talking about how moving the message was, which is a good thing,” 

Friday’s session with King was attended by students, staff and community members.

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