Driven by the passion to share historic Aitutaki stories in a ‘modern way’, a proud Cook Islander has written a book to inspire others to rekindle their memories of the stories they used to hear in their young days back on the island.
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.
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.
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.
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.