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Golden Oldies & Expats Dancer of the Year Competition
26 Apr 2019

Rehab RarotongaThe Bond Store and Ministry of Cultural Development Cook Islands are excited to announce The Dancer of The Year 2019 for The Golden Oldies, Masters, Experts & Expats categories - Te Mire Ura. This will be held for the very first time at Rehab Night Club, Rarotonga on Friday 3rd of May. 
Presales $5 and $10 at the door.  VIP tickets $120 for a table of 4 includes a bottle of wine.
Over $6000 in cash prizes plus more!!!
Tickets available Friday 12th April from Rehab, MInistry of Culture, Reefside RarotongaChantal's Concierge.... read more

ANZAC Dawn Service Program 2019
24 Apr 2019

THE COOK ISLANDS RETURNED SERVICES ASSOCIATION, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS

104th ANZAC PROGRAMME THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2019

PURSUANT to the Public Holidays Act 1999 Section 2, ANZAC Day
will be observed on the 25 th April each year. The ANZAC Day functions will be held on Thursday 25 th April 2019 and the program is as follows:

DAWN SERVICE
The Cook Islands Returned Services Association (RSA) will hold a
Dawn Parade and fall-in will be at 5.30am at the eastern side of the
Ministry of Justice. March in to the... read more

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

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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2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon - Rarotonga 4th May
11 Mar 2019

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association Inc. (CITAI) invite locals and visitors alike to join them for swimming, cycling and running around the beautiful tropical island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

This local club meets bi-weekly during November to May, and annually each May they host the popular Rarotonga Triathlon! Join in for an unforgettable fitness challenge in paradise - come one, come all. There are various events throughout the year so you can push yourself as much or as little as you like. 

The 2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon is... read more

Aitutaki Day Tour
28 Feb 2019

One of our many wonders in the Cook Islands is the beautiful island of Aitutaki! 
Here is how you can explore Aitutaki for one unforgettable day!

The Aitutaki Day Tour operates daily: Mondays to Saturdays from Rarotonga, departing at 8 am and returning by 5.30 pm. Coach transfer from all hotels and motels to Rarotonga International Airport are available for an 8 am departure to Aitutaki. The flight takes forty minutes on our thirty four passenger Saab 340 pressurised regional airliner.

On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a one hour... read more

Cook Islands Rukau
21 Feb 2019

Cook Islanders and people from throughout the Pacific region have this vegetable as their staple green vegetable. Today we have added to our choices. Travel has enriched our lives. Cook Islanders have embraced the aromas, colours and textures of flavours they have found in the kitchens of the world. Indeed many Cook Islanders may be spied working in kitchens of some of the most prestigious kitchens in New Zealand and Australia. The taste of home for us is still the 'rukau'. 

When in Rarotonga, visit the Punanganui Market on a week day and... read more

What To Bring On A Cook Islands Holiday
14 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands is the perfect holiday destination for singles, couples, families and large groups!

One question we always get asked when guest are planning to travel to the Cook Islands, is what do they need to bring with them?
The Cook Islands has definately changed over recent years as you can find almost everything here in our local stores! 

Here are a few things we recommend packing for your holiday in the Cook Islands:

  • Clothing - when it comes to the Cook Islands often the weather is always hot with occasional showers - we recommend... read more
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