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Atiuan woman of the month

Monday April 09, 2018 Written by Published in Outer Islands

Matakana John was crowned as Atiu’s first Woman of the Month last Thursday.


Known as “Mama Kai”, the 87-year-old was crowned for her services for sewing tivaivai. The ceremony, held at Atiu Villas, was attended by around 70 women from around Atiu. Mama Kai joined in with the dancers, to celebrate the occasion.