Culture

Moving blessing of Atupare Marae

Wednesday August 12, 2020

The blessing of the Atupare marae by Bishop Tutai Pere yesterday morning was witnessed by dignitaries and many who attended the special occasion at the House of Ariki in Puaikura.

Te Fuinga o Niva, a local group, sang and danced with Prime Minister Henry Puna in recognition of his years of service as the nation’s leader at the blessing of Atupare Marae in Puaikura yesterday.

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Tuesday August 11, 2020

The large foundation of the prominent Atupare marae has 24 seats carved from stone that face the House of Ariki building, its guests and the mountains.

Should Cook Islands Maori share with the world their generations-old understanding of plants, medicines and food properties, for the greater good – or should they hold onto that knowledge?

School’s persistent legal attempt to force a small boy’s hair to be cut shows ‘arrogance’, says local Cook Islands leader. 

Miss Cook Islands New Zealand Terito Story says knowing her language is about connection to her culture, ancestors and homeland. 

The six Kavana (Aronga Mana or Chief) of Mangaia have elected Tangi Tereapii to take on the role of Numangatini Ariki. He will be invested with the title on August 28.

Rarotonga women are toiling to create a sea of white on White Sunday.

Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell and lay to rest Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki at Taputapuatea yesterday. 

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