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Tereora College students ready to rock the stage

Thursday 16 September 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment

After six weeks of rehearsals, Tereora College students are geared up to present a genre of performances on stage at the National Auditorium this evening for Turanga Vaevae, starting at 6.30pm.

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Painting the stage red

Saturday 7 August 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, Features

Late nights, yelling, sore muscles, and no sleep, yet I would still count the last two months where I was a part of this year’s Te Maeva Nui as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

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Let the show begin!

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, Features

After a lapse of a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Te Maeva Nui cultural festival returns this weekend. The five-day event got underway yesterday with an official opening ceremony and a float procession at the Constitution Park, participated by 26 teams who gave a glimpse of celebration expected in the coming days.

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‘Keep trying, keep reaching, keep dreaming’

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, Features

Aitutaki’s top fashion designer Natasha Munokoa was raised surrounded by the sounds of a sewing machine, colourful fabric and the exceptional sewing skills of her talented grandmother, Piri Iopu nee Davey – an experience that sparked her passion for fashion designing.

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Let’s get it on 80s style

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Entertainment, Features

Big hair, ripped jeans and fluoros are back as Rarotonga braces itself for some 80s nostalgia.

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Friends honour a living legend of music

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, Features

Renowned musician Garth Young was treated to a special lunch by his friends who came together to honour his talent and musical contribution to the Cook Islands. By Alana Musselle.

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Artists are ready for Jon Lindsay memorial

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, Features

The Jon Lindsay Memorial Concert tonight at 6pm will feature 30 musicians inspired by the work of the renowned musician who passed away late last month.

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Local musician Jarome Pare gives NZ a taste of home

Saturday 22 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, Features

Covid-19 left Cook Islands musician Jarome Pare stranded in Auckland, but opened opportunities for him to perform all around New Zealand. Caleb Fotheringham reports from Auckland.

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Using theatre to approach tough topics

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, Features

Bringing the voices of young Pasifika women to the forefront is a passion of 22-year-old Cook Islands scriptwriter and actor.

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Island life showcased in fashion wear

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment, Features

While growing up, Cook Islands fashion designer and aspiring school teacher Toka Toka has always carried his mother’s advice: “In all that you do, do not forget God. He is the reason you are blessed with your talent.” This has become his mantra for success.

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‘When Chantal is quiet, she’s learning’

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment, Features, Go Local

The permanent smile on her face shows that Chantal Napa is a go-getter. In partnership with American Haydn Adams, she turned a bad situation initiated by Covid-19, into a golden opportunity.

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Cook Islands loses a music icon

Saturday 14 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment, Features

Music icon Dinky Ngatipa passed away this week at the age of 66. He was a stalwart of the legendary Vaimutu String Band. Renowned producer Papa Noo Pare and the Heimana Music Family pen a moving tribute.

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Backtrack: Remembering ‘Band Vagabonds’

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment

Few if any of today’s generation would have heard of the dance band ‘The Vagabonds’ of the 1960s and early 1970s. Alan Tuara of Mangaia takes a look back at the golden days of 'The Vagabonds'.

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Take one: Bid to set up local film group

Tuesday 20 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

More planning and dialogue needed before film commission or collective industry group can be established in the Cook Islands.

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Blast from the past: The circus came to Rarotonga

Saturday 17 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Life in Rarotonga in the LMS (London Missionary Society) era wasn’t all work and prayer. Thirty years after its conversion to Christianity, Rarotonga was playing host to some of the biggest names in international showbusiness.

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Quarantine Quiz: October awareness month

Saturday 17 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

October marks what awareness month? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Cook Islands take on lost at sea story

Friday 16 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

A beautiful island paradise, big business, complex characters, love and betrayal set the scene for the romantic adventure film Stranded Pearl.

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Quarantine Quiz: Girl Guides of the Cook Islands

Friday 16 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know what anniversary did the Girl Guides of the Cook Islands celebrate yesterday? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: 2020 New Zealand general election

Thursday 15 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how many people in the Cook Islands have voted in the 2020 New Zealand general election? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Northern and Southern Domestic Travel Packages

Wednesday 14 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how long did it take for both the Northern and Southern Domestic Travel Packages to sell out after they were launched? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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