Matariki Wilson

Matariki Wilson

This year’s Rakei Manava event, a platform for creative expression through cultural costumes, promises to deliver the best in Cook Islands-inspired dance costumes. 

Top female triathlete Kelly Pick is lapping up the team spirit of outrigger paddling.

Coconuts eye up podium

Thursday November 19, 2015

Improving on their third place success in the 2012 Vaka Eiva mixed round Raro changeover race is this year’s mission for the Coconuts Outrigger Canoe Club.

Local vibes will wrap up the Matson Vaka Eiva 2015 paddling festival with the best of island grooves on show.

Paddlers support White Ribbon cause

Thursday November 19, 2015

Vaka Eiva strongmen will put their paddles up for the worthy White Ribbon cause – a movement dedicated to ending violence against women.

Australian masters women crew Team One from the Western Beaches Outrigger Club are looking forward to paddling in Rarotonga sun for the Vaka Eiva festival.

PADDLING purely for the enjoyment of it has created a strong bond among the Ngakau Toa Vaka senior women’s crew, who are eager to put months of hard training to the test.

Sponsors steer Vaka Eiva success

Thursday November 19, 2015

GENEROUS SPONSORS ensure the Vaka Eiva oe vaka paddling festival remains a premier event on the annual national calendar.

Vaka history in culture show

Thursday November 19, 2015

OE VAKA history will feature prominently in the cultural show for the official opening of Vaka Eiva 2015 on Friday, November 20.

Paddling festival buzz begins

Friday November 13, 2015

Expect stronger cultural connections and a distinct carnival feel at this year’s Matson Shipping-sponsored Vaka Eiva Festival.

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