Plenty of action on Aitutaki

Friday July 29, 2016 Written by Published in Outer Islands
An island resident prepares teenui for thecelebration which starts today. 16072825 An island resident prepares teenui for thecelebration which starts today. 16072825

PEOPLE ON Aitutaki will begin celebration at 12pm today.

 

Community members have been advised to assemble in front of the post office as Retire Puapii and Teiti Teiti host the celebrations as the masters of ceremony.

Once everyone is gathered, the chairman of the Constitution Celebration will then deliver his opening address followed by an opening prayer by the Religious Advisory Council.

The main speaker today will be mayor Tekura Bishop who will declare the Constitution celebration officially open.

“The 2016 Constitution celebrations are our way of commemorating our 51 years of being a self-governing nation,” Bishop said.

“We remember and celebrate through our traditional songs and dance.”

The float procession will begin at 12:30pm and the winners will then be announced shortly afterwards. The day’s official programme will then end with a closing prayer from the Religious Advisory Council.

On Sunday, villagers will meet up at the Araura College Hall for choir and imene tuki competitions.

The church service will begin at 7pm with the choir competition for Au, Arenikau and Tautu starting at 7:10pm and the imene tuki competition is expected to start at 8:30pm

The winners for the two categories will be announced at the end of the church service.

Aitutaki will have their Pe’e and action song contests at the Orongo Gardens at 7pm on Monday.

Leave a comment