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Te Mire ‘Atu to showcase singing talent

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Culture, National

Eight song composers will take to the stage in showcasing their written work Thursday evening in Te Mire ‘Atu at the National Auditorium Domes. This event will follow all CookSafe safety precautions with performances commencing at 6pm.

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Preserving history and culture

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

Te Fuinga o Niva Manihiki on Rarotonga launched their “na mea o te fare” history and cultural event by observing “tanu purapura” – a planting ceremony – on Saturday at the Constitution Park.

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Te Reo Hotunui o Te Moana nui a Kiwa unveiled

Saturday 27 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

World War 1 Corporal Solomona Isaac’s grandson, Isaac Solomona, says it was a proud and emotional moment for his family to witness yesterday’s unveiling of the Pacific Islands Memorial conch sculpture at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Rangi appointed chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand

Thursday 25 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Culture, National

Cook Islander Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing body) for a three year term.

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Utariki Rangatira invested

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

The rain held for the investiture of Grace Rea as the new Utariki Rangatira at Te Porotaka Marae in Turangi-Ma-Nga-Mataiapo last Friday afternoon.

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Walking to the beats of their own drum

Monday 22 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

The Emo’Anga Tangi Ka’ara Battle of the Drums Schools Competition drew an impressive crowd as the female members in each group stood out with their amazing skills at the National Auditorium Domes on Friday night.

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Drummers show off their girl power

Thursday 18 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Lia Taio loves her culture so much she opted out of swimming training because it clashed with drumming rehearsals.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Wednesday 17 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

A unique mix of carvings by artist Hori Miller complemented the scenic beachfront ocean view of his art exhibition in Vaimaanga Tuesday night.

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Girls add flair and flavour to male dominated art

Tuesday 16 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Te Maeva Nui ‘Emo’anga Tangi Kaara 2021 drumming competition will feature a near all girls team of drummers to add flair and flavour to the usually male dominated art.

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Te Maeva Nui returns to NZ

Monday 15 March 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Culture, National

Cook Islands’ biggest cultural festival, Te Maeva Nui, returning to Auckland after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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More translation courses needed

Monday 8 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture, National

The Kopapa Reo Maori translation/interpretation workshop course held last week at Sinai Hall was a challenging experience for Michael Moeara from the island of Mangaia.

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Sharing their passion for te reo Maori

Thursday 4 March 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Papatua Papatua began interpreting in Parliament two years ago when he was approached by the then Clerk of Parliament Tangata Vainerere. Although he had a scary start, today Papatua absolutely enjoys translating and interpreting for Parliament.

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A dream come true for Boaza

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

Makitua Boaza (nee Toka) is the new Maori coordinator for Te Kopapa Reo Maori, the Maori Language Commission of the Cook Islands.

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Cultural ministry to pay tribute to Christianity in action-packed year

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

The themes of all Ministry of Cultural Development events this year, including the popular Te Maeva Nui, will reflect the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands 200 years ago.

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Guardians of Cook Islands culture

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Culture, Economy, National

Tauranga Vananga Ministry of Cultural Development will work with Cook Islands Tourism this year to offer Cook Islands Maori cultural training to local tour guides.

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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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