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Te Maeva Nui ‘scaled down’ due to budget cuts

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Entertainment, National

The annual Te Maeva Nui festival has been scaled back for the second consecutive year due to cuts in the Budget.

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Reeling in big despite rough conditions

Thursday 9 June 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Despite the rough but “fishable” sea conditions on Saturday, Tutavake Kirikava weighed in an impressive 59.5-kilogram yellowfin tuna to walk away with a brand-new shiny Shimano fishing rod.

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Ten ‘long, hard’ years of Castaway Resort celebrated

Wednesday 8 June 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Entertainment, National

When Paul Ash was about to sign the papers granting him ownership of the Castaway Resort on Rarotonga ten years ago, his lawyer told him he didn’t have to do it.

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Dancers shine during Te Mire Ura competition

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Contestants in Te Mire Ura 2022 Experts, Masters and Expatriates sections performed to a full house of cheering and encouragement at the Rehab Nightclub on Friday night.

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Returning dancers crowned Te Mire Ura champions

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Te Mire Ura 2022 Expert dance champions Uirangi Bishop and Tupa Tupa returned to the dance floor after 11 years, proving they still have the skills, talent and pride for their culture, sweeping the first prize awards in their categories and claiming the esteemed titles.

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Dancers ready to strut their stuff at annual competition

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

For a night of cultural entertaining extravaganza, watch 17 dancers showcase their skills on stage at Te Mire Ura Expatriates, Masters and Experts cultural dancing competition which kicks off tonight at Rehab Nightclub.

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Celebrating music, Mother's Day

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Entertainment, National

Rarotonga residents enjoyed a night out at The Village Eatery in Titikaveka last Sunday, to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy some delicious food, music and BYO drinks.

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Families compete in series of fun and progressive athletics activities

Tuesday 19 April 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Entertainment, National

The inaugural Carnival Athletics Day was held on Easter Monday afternoon at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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Party to celebrate ‘Freedom Day’

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment, National

The Coco House Bros are back again this afternoon from 2pm with their 11th Official Sunset Session beach party at Vaiana’s on the Beach in Nikao.

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Your guide to Easter long weekend in Raro

Thursday 14 April 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Easter weekend is considered one of the busiest festive periods when people from around the world celebrate one of the greatest Christian religious festivals.

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Cultural ministry cancels junior and intermediate annual dance competition

Thursday 14 April 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

For the first time in many years, Te Mire Ura Dance Competition for the Junior and Intermediate sections have been cancelled due to lack of entries in the categories.

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New night market draws crowd

Wednesday 13 April 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Entertainment, National

One of Rarotonga’s most popular eco-tour businesses has launched a new night market in Arorangi.

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Raro fisherman reels in 63.5kg Opah on a handline

Tuesday 5 April 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Local fisherman Jason Tuara has done it again, reeling in an impressive 63.5-kilogram Opah fish (moonfish) using the “poito” (handline) bottom fishing method.

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Empire cinema closed

Friday 25 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Entertainment, National

Empire Cinema has been closed since Monday after a third of their staff was put into isolation because of Covid-19.

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Te Mire Ura in April

Thursday 24 March 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The hotly contested Te Mire Ura dance competition is scheduled to start next month, to become the first cultural event of the year.

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Designer and make-up artist in Rarotonga

Wednesday 2 February 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Entertainment, National

Cook Islands News caught up with New Zealand film designer and make-up artist Kelly Mitchell, who is here on Rarotonga.

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A magnificent start to the 2022 marlin season

Wednesday 2 February 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The 2022 marlin season has launched a magnificent start to the year, with three of the monster fish landed weighing in at over 200 kilograms each.

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Muri Night Market back after Covid break

Tuesday 1 February 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Entertainment, National

The popular Muri Night Market was revived on Sunday following a long break and the initial response has exceeded expectations.

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Market reopens with appropriate health measures

Saturday 29 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

The Punanga Nui Market (PNM) will be open for vendors, customers, visitors, and the general public today with appropriate Covid-related public health measures in place.

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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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