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Monday 1 August 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

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Te Pa o Rākaihautū Kapa Haka group put on spectacular show
Photo: MELINA ETCHES/22073121

The Te Pa o Rākaihautū Kapa Haka group from New Zealand have wowed crowds at the National Auditorium with their tuneful melodious voices, dance and Haka performances in Te Maeva Nui International Night on Saturday.

Hundreds attended the spectacular night which showcased different cultural items from the international communities residing in Rarotonga. These communities are invited to perform on the opening night of the annual Te Maeva Nui cultural festival.

Today is the Cook Islands General Election Day therefore there are no cultural performances scheduled tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday). The first Peu Karioi or cultural performances will start on Wednesday, August 3.

The Constitution Day which is a public holiday celebrating Cook Islands’ 57th year of self-governance is on Thursday. The official ceremony will start at 10am at the National Auditorium and in the evening at 6pm, the Imene Pupu (Choir) and Imene Tuki items will start.