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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

2019 Air New Zealand - Rarotonga Triathlon
11 Feb 2019

If you are looking for a different sort of race, this is one that most club level and age group competitors will enjoy. Competitors can compete individually or as part of a team. This race is high in enjoyment and with the opportunity to sample Polynesia – its islands and its laid back lifestyle. The social activities which have been organised for competitors and supporters ensure that your trip to the Cook Islands will be unforgettable for everyone. The week of events runs from 2 - 7 May with the main triathlon event held on Saturday the... read more

Te Mire Ura - Dancer of the Year | 26th April - 9th May 2019
08 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands Dancer of the Year competition is held annually in Rarotonga. It is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year, with competitors from the sister islands as well as New Zealand and Australia. The competition brings together the best dancers over three age groups, junior, intermediate and senior open, many of whom have been training from a young age. Each individual passionately showcasing their skill and talent because for them this is the ultimate form of expressing joy and happiness with respect to their... read more

Golden Ukelele Festival
22 Jan 2019

Golden Ukalele Festival | 16 - 23 MARCH 2019

This festival is the first of its kind in the Cook Islands and it will be underpinned by three themes: Celebration, Commemoration and Recognition. The Festival will also allow the music community to recognise the extraordinary contribution of an individual or entity, to the ukalele instrument and music, by awarding them with the ‘Golden Ukalele Award’.

The ukalele with its region-to-region and country-to-country adaptations of design and emphasis of tones uniquely developed in each special locale,... read more

Summer Special
28 Dec 2018

Kia Orana Holidaymakers,

We have pockets of availability in January & February 2019 to fill and are therefore running a $350 per night special offer on our Tuoro Holiday Villas when booking direct with us via our website. So come on over for some fun in the sunshine and enjoy an island break away from the histle and bustle of the city. Book Now!

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Kia Orana and Welcome to Cook Islands Holiday Villas
03 Nov 2018

Kia Orana everyone,

We are located in the beautiful island known as Rarotonga in the Cook Islands 🇨🇰

We are a family owned and operated accomodation business in the Cook Islands with four great properties that cater to all your holiday needs 😊

The purpose of this blog will be to advertise our beautiful little paradise! 🏝

We hope one day to have you come and visit our little nation located in the heart of the South Pacific! 🇨🇰

Keep up to date with all our events and activities that run through out the year, here on our Cook Islands Holiday... read more