Stepping up their ‘floral game’

Saturday 28 November 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

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Stepping up their ‘floral game’
Apii Takitumu Early Childhood Learning kids enjoy the photo frame they created. 20112615.

Nine schools participated in the Mire Tiare competition that wrapped up on Thursday.

Ministry of Culture staff member Heleina Strickland was pleased with the level of creativity from primary school students taking part in the Te Mire Tiare competition.

Strickland says the flower displays were wonderful, adding “it’s a big step up from last year”.

Te Reo was a new category introduced this year, “this was well embraced by the students, it was beautiful listening to the songs, cultural chants and drums, it was heart-warming.”

The theme for Mire Tiare 2020 was “Te Ki, e te Manea o te Moana” – Akaari ‘anga i taau tapura iti na roto ite Tiare e te au or “the abundance and beauty of the ocean – through the use of natural flowers and plants.


Apii Takitumu students dance to the drums of the Ministry of Culture. 20112614.

Nukutere, Avarua, Takitumu, Te Uki Ou, Immanuela Akatemia, Titikaveka, Papaaroa, Arorangi and Nikao schools took part in the event that was judged by Terai Ama, Mii Upu and Larry Tumai.


Apii Takitumu Early Childhood Learning kids enjoy the photo frame they created. 20112615.