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Planting day at Nikao Maori

Saturday 1 June 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Beautifying Nikao Maori School brought the community together on the school grounds last week.

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American actor praises locals

Friday 31 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

American film and television actor Billy Campbell has described the recent Film Raro film festival as ‘fantastic’ and ‘wonderful’.

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Opera extravaganza begins tonight

Friday 31 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Three spectacular nights of sunset opera is on offer beachside at Crown Beach starting tonight featuring Cook Islands Pacific Tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua and New Zealand born Samoan Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton.

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Sweet and Irie at Hidie's

Friday 31 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Get your reggae on at Hidie’s Bar tonight with South Auckland reggae band Sweet and Irie.

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Film Raro movie a first for US director

Thursday 30 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

With more than 15 years in the industry, ‘The Offshore Pirate’ director Eric Heimbold is no film newbie – but Film Raro was his first shot at directing a movie.

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Film Raro on lockdown

Wednesday 29 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

The Film Raro movies that attracted thousands to the auditorium will be publically available – but not for some months.

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Opera in Rarotonga

Wednesday 29 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Rarotonga music lovers are in for a treat this weekend with three Opera shows by Cook Islands Pacific tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua and New Zealand born Samoan Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton.

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No prayer at Film Raro screening

Wednesday 29 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

From drama to romance to action, the Film Raro film festival had it all – but some have said all that was missing was a prayer.

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Film Raro crowd floods auditorium

Monday 27 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Thousands of people flocked to the Film Raro International Film Festival on Saturday night, packing out the auditorium – with more than a thousand in the lengthy queue being turned away at the door.

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Kidding around for Film Raro

Saturday 25 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

A clip about being a kid in the Cooks will accompany the six short movies that will screen at the Film Raro International Film Festival tonight.

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Film Raro challenge set for finale

Saturday 25 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

The Film Raro International Film Festival is set to screen tonight, signalling the end of a two-week challenge where six teams of international film makers worked with Cook Island locals to shoot and edit short movies – and one Australian crew are looking forward to kicking back at the screening after a fun but hectic fortnight.

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'Islands' film pushes boundaries

Thursday 23 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

The Film Raro International Film Festival is on the horizon, and one film-maker has pushed the boundaries with a movie that has no dialogue or music.

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Jah live!

Tuesday 21 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Want to be in a music video? Then make sure you get along to the reclaimed land by the Punanga Nui Markets in Avatiu where local musician Kahiki Tehaamatai will be shooting a segment for his new music video for his popular song ‘Other side’.

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Rolling to the Stones

Saturday 18 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

The Caf staff of Taputapuatea will be rolling to the Stones next week – the Rolling Stones concert that is.

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Rock stars on stage at Crown Beach

Saturday 18 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and Shania Twain will all be taking to the stage at Crown Beach Resort and Spa over the weekend, thanks to performers Sharron Nichols and Bernie Cook.

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Students to feature at film festival

Tuesday 14 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

A local film featuring Cook Islands school children will feature at this month’s film festival alongside the six international competition entries.

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Opera duet combine talent

Saturday 11 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Now in its third year “Opera in Rarotonga” is bringing back Cook Islands Pacific Tenor Bonaventure Allan Moetaua and combining his talents with rising star on the opera circuit- New Zealand born Samoan Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton.

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Sisters in sync

Saturday 4 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

2012 and 2013 female dancer of the year Mary Taio was joined by her equally talented sister Mona during her victory dance when it was announced that she had successfully defended her national title.

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International phenomenon Film Raro comes to fruition

Saturday 4 May 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Film Raro is an international phenomenon taking place in the idyllic South Pacific location of Rarotonga this month.

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Top dancers prepare for competition

Tuesday 30 April 2013 | Published in Entertainment

Top Cook Islands dancers will take to the Are Karioi stage this Thursday for the national dancer of the year competition.

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