Atiu’s Te Maeva Nui cultural team is set and ready to hit the stage tonight in the Ura Pau category with a unique portrayal of the theme – “Te au Vairakau Tupuna o toku Matakeinanga/Enua or the Traditional Medicine of my Community/Island”.
Team leader Bob Williams said: “Our morale is high, we are ready.”
confident the team will perform to their best and represent Atiu with pride.
“We always strive
to do our best in Te Maeva Nui, in the Ura Pau and Kapa Rima competition and
the costume section,” said Williams.
each of the Te Maeva Nui cultural groups Atiu did not have enough boys for the
dance items, however, Williams was pleased to see more boys joining in to make
up the team.
Atiu’s Kapa Rima
(action song) is composed by Bob Williams, choreographed by Jane Rubena and Bob
Williams, Ura Pau (drum dance) – Jane Rubena, Choir – Memory Vainerere and the Imene
Tuki by Tangata Vainerere and Maara Williams.
like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Atiu community for the kind
donations of food and support to help the team.
On Thursday, Atiu
will perform in the Choir and Imene Tuki programme and finish off on Friday
night with the Kapa Rima.