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Cook Islands Aussies gear up for Australia Day

Tuesday 25 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The worst of the tropical depression TD05F has passed by and after a big clean-up of clearing sand and debris yesterday morning, Vaiana’s Bar and Bistro is gearing up to celebrate Australia Day tomorrow afternoon.

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The search for Te Mire Atu composer

Monday 17 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

In celebration of Cook Islands compositions, new and experienced song writers are encouraged to register for the Mire Atu composer’s competition in March.

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Veteran muso honoured in book of iconic NZ albums

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

New Zealand’s popular music performer, director and arranger Garth Young, who spent much of his career serenading Rarotonga with his piano music, has had a book of iconic New Zealand albums of the 1950s to 80s dedicated to him.

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Cook Islands 'Samson squad' win Best Pacific Artist Award 2021

Thursday 6 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Entertainment, National

Cook Islands singing sensations the ‘Samson Squad’ capped off their 2021 with a major award at the Pacific Music Awards 2021 held a month ago in New Zealand.

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Your guide to the perfect New Year’s weekend

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

A number of businesses will be open during certain days and times over New Year's weekend.

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Ringing in 2022 with celebratory music and fun

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

Rarotonga residents are looking forward to a long weekend of jam-packed celebrations to send out 2021 and welcome the new year 2022.

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Welcoming New Year with Boom Shakalaka Youth Vibes

Thursday 30 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

Local non-governmental organisation Korero o te Orau’s Atui’anga ki te Tango senior students along with the Catholic Youth of Rarotonga will be performing a ‘Boom Shakalaka Youth Vibes’ New Year’s Eve concert this Friday, December 31.

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The ultimate guide to a perfect Christmas weekend

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Entertainment, National

It’s Christmas Eve, and for a bit, just a little bit, we can forget about Covid, and treasure and enjoy the company of our family and friends before the borders open on January 13, 2022.

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Wet weather does little to dampen Christmas spirit

Thursday 23 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Down came the rain again for the annual Rotaract Christmas in the Park event at the National Auditorium that was held yesterday evening.

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Fireworks at Rotaract Christmas in the Park Tonight

Wednesday 22 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Treat your kids and bring your family out to the annual Rotaract Christmas in the Park event, tonight at the National Auditorium.

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Piho wins New York photography award

Tuesday 21 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, National

International award-winning photographer, Charlotte Piho is a gold winner for the New York Photography Awards.

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Mamas get creative for Christmas

Saturday 18 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The Punanga Nui Market came alive yesterday morning with refreshingly scented creative and colourful flower ei spread out through the front stalls.

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Annual Santa parade brings Christmas joy

Friday 17 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Although there were less spectators than previous years to watch the annual Tropical Christmas Santa Parade through town, the squeals of glee from the kids as the floats passed made it all the more worthwhile.

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300 attend music festival aimed at saving ‘lost’ youth

Friday 17 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

A vibrant non-denominational Christian music festival aimed at getting ‘lost’ youths off the street, out of nightclubs, away from criminal activity and back to church took place on Sunday at the National Auditorium.

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Stage set for annual Santa Parade

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Christmas is creeping around the corner and the countdown has well and truly started.

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Darts club throws lifeline to less fortunate

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The Charlies Eke Darts Club based in Titikaveka are not just about sport and socialising, the kind hearted members have donated over $12,600 to various community organisations on Rarotonga and the Pa Enua.

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First Fireworks and Christmas event for Mitiaro

Wednesday 15 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

For the first time, the island of Mitiaro marked the festive season with a Christmas at the Wharf event and dazzling display of fireworks.

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Piho’s gallery sneak peek

Wednesday 15 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, National

Award-winning photographer Charlotte Piho is opening her new gallery in Muri from 6pm today for a first look.

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Exploring creativity with 3D printing

Tuesday 14 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

In a bid to diversify their ‘creative business’, Island Craft is taking baby steps in the direction towards technological advancement through the use of their 3D printer.

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Mataitoga crowned Raotonga's cocktail champion

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, National

Pacific Resort’s Rupeni Mataitoga took out the Rarotonga’s Innovative Cocktail Championships held on Friday at the Islander Hotel.

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