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Primary & Secondary Schools Cultural Competition
15 Apr 2019

The Rarotonga Primary and Secondary schools will take to the stage at the National Auditorium Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April for their annual cultural celebrations. Students and their teachers have been practising and perfecting their dance and song items over the past couple of months in preparation for this event. Hours of time and effort have been poured into making costumes to be ready in time for these spectacular performances by school children aged between 5 to 17 years of age. You can purchase tickets from the National... read more

Te Maeva Nui Festival - Our Constitution Celebrations
05 Apr 2019

TE MAEVA NUI | JULY 26th - AUGUST 5th, 2019

Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th date commemorating the day the Cook Islands became 'self-dependent' in free association with New Zealand. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands events calendar for the year.

This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga for a week of cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song,... read more

Mana Tiaki Week with CIs Tourism
29 Mar 2019

Come on down to the Maire Nui Park next week and immerse yourself in a week of learning. Located across the road from the Banana Court, this central spot will be buzzing with interactive cultural and social activities to share with our locals and visitors alike. Demonstrations on sewing tivaevae, tie-dying pareus, and pearl shell jewellery carving are just some of the many activities planned. 

These activities are free for all to enjoy and there will be entertainment from local singers and dance groups throughout the day. There will be food... read more

CI Tourism Mana Tiaki Week
26 Mar 2019

Cook Islands Tourism- 
Mana Tiaki week is fast approaching, and everyone is welcome to attend! Cook Islands Tourism will be highlighting the Mana Tiaki value with a week of interactive cultural activities and demonstrations, and local entertainment. This will be held from the 1st to the 5th of April, 10am to 2pm each day. The venue for these activities will be at the Maire Nui Park across the road from the Visitor Information Centre in Avarua.
Like the Kia Orana week and Tourism week in the past, Cook Islands Tourism will host these free... read more

Cook Islands Dancer of the Year Competition
20 Mar 2019

The National Dancer of the Year - Te Mire Ura 2019 kicks off on Thursday 2nd May at the National Auditorium with the Juniors and the Intermediate sections. This will be followed by the Masters, Golden Oldies & Expat section on Friday 3rd May at the Rehab Nightclub. Wrapping up the week of dancing is the Senior Open section on Thursday 9 May at the National Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased from the Cook Islands National Library. For more information contact the Ministry of Culture on +682 20725.

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