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Te Reo Maori must be 'understood to be felt'

Wednesday 15 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Passionate Tumu Korero (cultural orator) Daniel Apii is incensed at the way Maori language has been corrupted.

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Naa looketi a Wale

Monday 13 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

A young Pukapuka leader delivered a powerful explanation of the pe‘e to end Te Kopapa o te Reo Maori workshop.

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Te Tangi o te Reo Pe'e

Tuesday 7 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Chance to learn about different islands’ chants.

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Hundreds turn out for Ra o te Ui Ariki

Saturday 4 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

More than two hundred people attended Te Ra O Te Ui Ariki at the National Auditorium domes dressed in waves of colourful pareu garments and ei.

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Reuniting Ui Ariki day

Thursday 2 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The House of Ariki has decided to bring people back together to commemorate Ui Ariki Day.

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Tomorrow is the day

Thursday 2 July 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Ra o te Ui Ariki will be observed tomorrow.

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A leader of 'dignity and poise'

Tuesday 30 June 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Cook Islanders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pa Tapaeru Tariki Upokotini Ariki’s coronation.

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'Courage' required for a Maori name

Saturday 27 June 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

There are new calls for a Maori name for this country, coinciding with Pa Ariki’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

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An Ariki of the 21st Century

Saturday 27 June 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Pa Tepaeru Upokotini Taiteariki Marie Ariki tells how her time as paramount chief of Vaka Takitumu has had its fair share of ups and downs.

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Fixing a 'hidden tragedy'

Saturday 27 June 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Pa Ariki gifts land to make retirement home dreams come true.

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Celebration with royal proportions

Friday 26 June 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Thirty years ago, Pa Marie Tepaeru Tariki Upokotini Ariki took her place as the paramount chief of Vaka Takitumu – a title she inherited from her mother Pa Tepaeru Terito Ariki.

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Atupare Marae's moving moment

Friday 19 June 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The Atupare marae at the House of Ariki grounds in Kavera has relocated and has a new design.

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Archivists: 'It's been a bit of a shock'

Thursday 21 May 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

Cook Islands archivists are stranded in Wellington, preparing to digitise records of disasters like Cyclone Martin – while living through a disaster of a different sort.

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Cooks' biggest cultural event cancelled

Thursday 21 May 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The decision has been made to call off Te Maeva Nui – but in some good news, dance contest Te Mire Ura will go ahead in July.

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Police Commissioner 'makes history' as Tetava Ariki

Saturday 2 May 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Police paid tribute to Commissioner Maara Tetava Ariki yesterday, carrying him on a pa’ata to honour his investiture as Ariki.

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Having faith at Easter

Thursday 9 April 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

Tomorrow on Good Friday one tradition will continue amid all the change: local Catholics will walk around Rarotonga with the Cross – just with some adaptations.

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A Sunday without church

Monday 30 March 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Quietness and melancholy drifted around the island yesterday morning – the first Sunday without the usual gathered church services.

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The day the music died

Thursday 19 March 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

First, the sound was cut on the national composing contest. Now, the National Dancer of the Year competition is swaying off into the sunset. Te Mire ‘Ura was to have been held in May, but has now been postponed until October.

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Regional arts and culture festival postponed

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture has been postponed due to growing global concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Hawaiʻi was prepared to host the international event for 11 days in June.

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Language starts with parents and tamariki

Saturday 22 February 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture

In order for a people to grow and thrive, it is important to know their native tongue. The good news is, there are signs of language revitalisation in the family home.

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