Queen of Hearts show comes to town

Wednesday 19 December 2012 | Published in Culture

Wild laughter and lots of fun are what the audience can expect from this Friday’s Queen of Hearts show presented by the Staircase Restaurant and Bar in Taputapuatea.


Visitor vouches for value of tumeric

Monday 17 December 2012 | Published in Culture

Veteran visitor Elke Baeder swears by the medicinal benefits of turmeric, and applauds Maori medicine practitioners for continuing to recognise its value.


Rest caps 'tough year' for Coffin

Saturday 8 December 2012 | Published in Culture

Relaxing in Rarotonga has been the perfect tonic for television presenter and former Silver Fern Jenny-May Coffin after a year of immersing herself in the Maori language.


Tiare manea!

Thursday 29 November 2012 | Published in Culture

Tereora College students Samantha Haramoana (left) and Celestine Turoa show off their cotton tiare at yesterday’s Vaka Eiva Trade Day in Avarua.


'Women's rights not one-dimensional'

Wednesday 28 November 2012 | Published in Culture

The Cook Islands has joined a worldwide movement to bring attention to the problem of violence against women and children.


Captain Pakoti takes charge of vaka

Saturday 24 November 2012 | Published in Culture

At just 25-years-old, Jamaal “Jahjah” Pakoti has clocked up more nautical miles than most people would amass in a lifetime.


Teuira promotes her paradise

Friday 23 November 2012 | Published in Culture

Miss Cook Islands Teuira Napa (centre) poses in the Philippines with fellow Miss Earth competitors in national dress along with Miss Sweden, Miss Finland, Miss Guam and Miss Nepal.


Stage celebrations planned for Saturday

Thursday 1 November 2012 | Published in Culture

Ceremony and fanfare will mark the official opening of the Punanga Nui market’s new stage on Saturday.


Refining the Pacific way

Tuesday 30 October 2012 | Published in Culture

The birth pains our region has been experiencing in the past two decades and how these have been managed by the Pacific leadership is nothing short of a miracle in the face of an extremely fast-changing global geo-political landscape.


'Appeal lost, injustice still stands'

Wednesday 24 October 2012 | Published in Culture

The Privy Council decision has not resolved the Ngati Raina’s “long-standing sense of injustice” concerning disputed Takitumu land, says the party’s lawyer Ross Holmes.


Future of vaka under discussion at next AGM

Thursday 18 October 2012 | Published in Culture

The future sailing plans for doubled-hulled voyaging vaka Marumaru Atua will be the main item of discussion at the Cook Islands Voyaging Society annual general meeting on October 23.


Culture group focuses on Samoan pride

Saturday 13 October 2012 | Published in Culture

A new Samoan cultural group is aiming to create a sense of pride and passion for children born in the Cook Islands.


New vaka for Hawai'i

Tuesday 18 September 2012 | Published in Culture

Hikianalia, a new vaka moana, built to be the escort vaka for the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a during her worldwide voyage, has been launched and sails soon from Aotearoa to Hawai’i.


Top grades for cultural dance shows

Wednesday 8 August 2012 | Published in Culture

The Te Maeva Nui grading system has meant that all competing teams that took to the stage this year received a portion of funds for their outstanding shows.


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