Boiler Room rocked Rarotonga on Saturday night with a capacity crowd taking over the beachside venue of 21.3 Vaianas - playing to a potential viewership of 4 million online, the sights, sounds and vibes of the Cook Islands were on proud display through online cameras capturing the action.
Boiler Room Rarotonga kicks off today at 3pm to a full-capacity crowd at Vaianas Bistro and Bar, but yesterday the DJs gave back to the Rarotonga community through their workshop at The Edgewater Resort.
An internationally renowned electronic music event is coming to town. Connecting club culture to the wider world, on screen and through parties, film and video, the London based music broadcaster and club promoter Boiler Room has set their sights on the Pacific, kicking off with a series of events this weekend in Rarotonga.
Cultural experts Mark Short and his partner Jane Rubena will be leading the Cook Islands Performing Dance Troupe to the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific Islanders at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) which will convene in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 6 to 16 this year.
Rarotonga’s vibrant calendar of special events demands stylish, comfortable island attire for both men and women. A new fashion brand has launched, offering residents a fresh option for these occasions. Melina Etches reports.
TVNZ’s Pacific correspondent and former Cook Islands News journalist Barbara Dreaver talks to Pacific Media Network’s Khalia Strong on three decades reporting on Pacific issues, and making her parents proud.
From a C+ on the only film paper he sat in university to writing and directing shorts and feature films, Hamish Bennett says developing a “unique voice” is the key to standing out in the entertainment industry. Joanne Holden reports.