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Representing Cook Islands with pride

Saturday 2 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

Rose Henry feels very privileged and honoured to be selected to represent her Cook Island culture and Pacific people on an international level.

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Mataio wins Mire Atu composer of the year

Monday 21 December 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

"If you love writing and singing – just do it".

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Ministry of Culture celebrate another big year

Saturday 12 December 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture, National

Ministry of Culture secretary Anthony Turua said a workplace is only as good as its staff and theirs are exceptional.

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Wednesday 9 December 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National

Santa and his elf, Christmas carols and cartoon characters will share festive cheer through town in the Tropical Christmas parade, starting at 4pm tomorrow.

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Once in a lifetime opportunity for Cook Islands designers

Tuesday 8 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

When Cook Island designers Toka Toka and Ina Ropu-Tengaru received news that they would be part of a fashion event in London, they were shocked.

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Local storyteller puts energy into new book to overcome isolation during pandemic

Saturday 7 November 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture, National

Being away from his grandchildren when the borders closed earlier this year, Tuhe Piho decided to redirect his energy and put his stories to print. His first book, ‘Magical Cook Islands Sunrise’, written in both Cook Islands Maori and English is the result.

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Taking art to a whole new level

Saturday 7 November 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

Local school Apii Te Uki Ou collected $35,000 from the ‘Iconic Kia Orana’ art auction.

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Song Quest contest bring out the love of singing

Tuesday 3 November 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Love for lyrics attracts the lone male artist back to the annual juniors singing competition.

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Bumper crowd at local art exhibition

Monday 2 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Culture, National

A crowd of more than 100 people turned out to Mahiriki Tangaroa’s new exhibition ‘In a Perfect World’ at Bergman Gallery, Taputapuatea.

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Juniors sing their hearts out

Monday 2 November 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

The 2020 junior song quest held on Friday night at the National Domes drew an impressive crowd of over 500 families and friends who witnessed the amazing talent of 22 upcoming songs stars.

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Upcoming singers set to showcase talent

Wednesday 28 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Twenty-two singers will perform at the annual Cook Islands Music Association junior song quest on Friday night.

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A joyous Nuku Day

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Blending culture, humour, traditional hymns and modern dancing, the six Ekalesia of Rarotonga burst into vibrant performances of Gospel dramas or “nuku” at Gospel Day celebrations yesterday.

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Embracing Cook Islands culture

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

Prior to Covid-19, Danny Mataroa used to share his knowledge about te reo Maori, protocols and history of the Cook Islands with up to 120 visitors a night at Maungaroa, more commonly known as Highland Paradise.

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House of Ariki to meet with Koutu Nui

Saturday 10 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The House of Ariki says consultations with the Koutu Nui will be planned to be held after the Cook Islands Games.

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Koutu Nui 'not subordinate to Ui Ariki'

Tuesday 6 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Traditional leaders group Koutu Nui should be brought under the authority of the House of Ariki, says Minister George Angene.

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Govt urged to tread carefully in Koutu Nui matter

Tuesday 6 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The Democratic Party Opposition is strongly urging the government to tread carefully with the controversial bid to abolish the Koutu Nui.

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Bid to abolish Koutu Nui

Friday 2 October 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Koutu Nui warns submission to abolish them will have dire political consequences, if pursued.

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Dancing to the beat of new drums

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Drums are significant in any cultural Cook Islands dance show.

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Learning about the traditional and treasured ways of the past

Saturday 26 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

There is no better place for future generations of Cook Islanders to learn about traditional cultural practices than at Highland Paradise - the 600-year-old village site that was home to the Tinomana tribe.

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Don't forget your cultural roots

Saturday 26 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Knowing who you are and where you come from is a big part of successfully transitioning from childhood to adult life no matter where in the world you find yourself.

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