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Marshmallow Easter eggs still popular

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Easter is here in a few days and chocolate goodies in the major food outlets in town are proving popular with sales improving as the long weekend break nears.

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Support the people's vaka

Monday 8 April 2019 | Published in Culture

The Cook Islands Voyaging Society would like to thank the many hands, hours and dollars that have gone into restoring our vaka Marumaru Atua so far.

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Culture and colour opens Mana Tiaki week

Tuesday 2 April 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Sunshine, culture and colour featured at the opening of the first Mana Tiaki week on Monday at the Maire Nui park.

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Saying it with flowers

Thursday 28 March 2019 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Culture

Visitors to Sylvia Marsters’ latest exhibition Tiare Taina are likely to be looking at the best artworks she has painted.

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Art by Hori on show

Monday 25 March 2019 | Published in Culture

Artist Hori Miller has put a modern twist on cultural carving for an art exhibition today at the Islander Hotel.

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And the Golden Ukulele award goes to... Papa Jake

Friday 22 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Iconic musician Jake Numanga also well known as Papa Jake, received the Golden Ukulele Award on Wednesday evening at the National Auditorium.

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Cooks at summit on arts and culture

Thursday 21 March 2019 | Published in Culture

The Secretary of Cultural Development Anthony Turua attended the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 11–14.

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Numanga an iconic nominee

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Jake Numanga MBE, one of the Golden Ukulele Award nominees, is the face of Cook Islands tourism.

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Generations of tivaivai on display

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Published in Culture

The Threads Through the Generations tivaivai exhibition opens today at the Cook Islands National Museum in Tupapa.

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Riki Adamu up for award

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Singer, musician, a master ukulele craftsman, Riki Adamu is one of the Golden Ukulele nominees.

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Play the ukulele at the auditorium

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Today, the Ukulele Expo will start at the National Auditorium from 9am through to 2pm, bring along your ukulele or purchase a locally made one from vendors at the domes, lessons will start from 10am today.

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Heather another Golden Ukulele nominee

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Nia Heather is one of the Golden Ukulele Award nominees and began his introduction to music as a young pupil attending St Joseph’s primary school.

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Logo comp winner is …

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

Morganne George received her prize for winning the Golden Ukulele Festival logo competition that was held early last year.

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Melodious start to festival

Monday 18 March 2019 | Published in Culture

The first Golden Ukulele Festival got off to a melodious start at the Punanga Nui market on Saturday.

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Tauta is Golden Ukulele nominee

Saturday 16 March 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

At the young age of 8, Aberahama Tauta picked up an ukulele and asked his father to teach him to play, now 19 years old he uses the same cherished musical instrument today.

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CI bowl a Scots' favourite

Friday 22 February 2019 | Published in Culture

A wooden feast bowl said to have been from the Cook Islands is popular with visitors to the National Museum of Scotland.

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Historic day for Palmerston

Thursday 14 February 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

“Today marks a historical day for our people and a better future for our descendants.

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Gallery launches fine-art auction

Thursday 7 February 2019 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Culture

Bergman Gallery is introducing a new project by the Print Room at Beachcomber Pearl Market.

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Rebuilding an icon

Wednesday 6 February 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

A small team of hard-working volunteers are putting in a great deal of time and effort to rebuild Vaka Marumaru Atua in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Composers contest being held tomorrow

Wednesday 6 February 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

There have been seven registrations confirmed for the anticipated Te Mire ‘Atu composers competition to be held tomorrow at the National Auditorium.

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