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Cook Islands shine at Military Tattoo

Monday 21 October 2019 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Culture

The Cook Islands team were a stand out at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, Australia.

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Moving with the ocean, flying with the Air Force

Wednesday 9 October 2019 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

Teuira Napa’s family will be watching with some trepidation as she boards an Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster plane to Sydney this weekend, to dance as a member of the Cook Islands team at the Edinburgh Tattoo.

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Cook Islands library offers names for country's big bid at stardom

Wednesday 9 October 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

A list of star names is available at the Cook Islands Library and Museum for those who wish to help emblazon this country’s history and heritage in the heavens.

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Just give it a go,' says winning singer

Tuesday 1 October 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Hundreds of parents and supporters raised the roof of the National Auditorium, welcoming the Junior Song Quest contestants – but as each singer began, the room fell into captivated silence.

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A new Pacific Tattoo

Monday 16 September 2019 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

For some young men it would be a dream come true: being the sole male in a team of 16 dancers flying to Sydney to perform in the international Edinburgh Tattoo South Pacific Showcase.

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Australia mounts military airlift to get Cooks to big performance

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Culture

The National Arts Theatre team will fly the Cook Islands flag at the Military Tattoo in Sydney.

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Maori king welcomed home to Aitutaki

Saturday 31 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The island of Aitutaki welcomed Maori King Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero, his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai, family and delegation yesterday afternoon.

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Ui Ariki welcome the King Tuheitia to Marae

Friday 30 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

New Zealand Maori King Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero, his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai and their grandson were carried on a pa’ata for the opening of the Kiriti Maro Tai ceremony at the Atupare Marae in Puaikura.

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Islands decide Aronga Mana

Thursday 22 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.

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Blood v law: Traditional leaders' call

Wednesday 21 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The Ui Ariki have resolved adopted children should be allowed to inherit land, if they have no chance of ever knowing their biological parents.

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Tou Ariki re-elected head of chiefs

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Traditional leaders continue to debate how to solve issues with customs.

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Aitutaki stops as Vaeruarangi Ariki Teaukura laid to rest

Saturday 10 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Vaeruarangi Ariki Teaukura of Aitutaki was regarded as controversial and outspoken on the traditional leadership and customs and traditions of the Cook Islands.

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A fitting end to Te Maeva Nui

Tuesday 6 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The annual cultural festival officially closed yesterday with the pounding of drum beats echoing through the National Auditorium, along with cheers of elation and an impromptu show of dancing skills from Members of Parliament present.

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Are chiefs still relevant?

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Traditional leaders debated their own relevance on the last day of Te Koutu Nui conference.

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The world comes to town

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

It was fiery and – just as Te Maeva Nui 2019’s theme demands – International Night was passionate.

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Te Maeva Nui 2019: The fire and the fury

Thursday 1 August 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Cook Islands' dancers took a breather last night from four nights of competition, leaving open the stage for Te Maeva Nui's famous international night.

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Dancers advised to hydrate

Wednesday 31 July 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

The female dancer of the Pukapuka/Nassau group who fainted on Monday night after the group’s performance has recovered quickly and is back with the team, taking it easy and drinking lots of water.

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Cooks' own Culture Club

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Te Maeva Nui cultural performances kicked off last night with Aitutaki Enua (pictured) starting the show with a pe’e – their traditional chant.

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Glory, glory- Te Maeva Nui 2019

Monday 29 July 2019 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

The choirs of the Cook Islands opened Te Maeva Nui last night with soaring tributes to the islands, their peoples, and to God.

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The Maeva Nui: The love and the passions

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Boom! And they’re off. Te Maeva Nui, the biggest cultural event in the South Pacific, is underway.

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