Embracing Cook Islands culture

Thursday October 15, 2020

Prior to Covid-19, Danny Mataroa used to share his knowledge about te reo Maori, protocols and history of the Cook Islands with up to 120 visitors a night at Maungaroa, more commonly known as Highland Paradise.

House of Ariki to meet with Koutu Nui

Saturday October 10, 2020

The House of Ariki says consultations with the Koutu Nui will be planned to be held after the Cook Islands Games.

Traditional leaders group Koutu Nui should be brought under the authority of the House of Ariki, says Minister George Angene. 

The Democratic Party Opposition is strongly urging the government to tread carefully with the controversial bid to abolish the Koutu Nui.

Bid to abolish Koutu Nui

Friday October 02, 2020

Koutu Nui warns submission to abolish them will have dire political consequences, if pursued.

Dancing to the beat of new drums

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Drums are significant in any cultural Cook Islands dance show.

There is no better place for future generations of Cook Islanders to learn about traditional cultural practices than at Highland Paradise - the 600-year-old village site that was home to the Tinomana tribe. 

Don’t forget your cultural roots

Saturday September 26, 2020

Knowing who you are and where you come from is a big part of successfully transitioning from childhood to adult life no matter where in the world you find yourself.

Creating a show to celebrate culture

Friday September 04, 2020

The sounds of a 100 drums and the sight of 300 dancers in one show is a “passion project” talented artist and dancer Jackie Tuara is working tirelessly on.

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