Pacific Resort supports CI culture events

Wednesday May 15, 2019 Written by Published in Culture
Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua and Regional Pacifi c Resort Hotel Group Manager Ani Thompson. 19050704 Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua and Regional Pacifi c Resort Hotel Group Manager Ani Thompson. 19050704

The Regional Pacific Resort Hotel Group continues to support national culture events, recently handing over a donation of $4800 to the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD).

 

For about four years the company has been major sponsors of cultural events.

“Our focus now is toward the cultural side of events,” says group manager of the company Ani Thompson.

“In the nature of our business, we like to encourage our culture in all forms and it also benefits us.”

“We support the international cultural dance competition and Te Maeva Nui festival. These events are a great boost to our culture,” says Thompson.

“We would like to encourage other businesses to support these events as well; what a better way to share our culture.”

Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua acknowledged the valuable support from Pacific Resort Group.

“We are grateful to their management for the support for both competitions and for the recognition of our culture. These cultural events benefit both sides,” says Turua.

MOCD live streamed the Junior and Intermediate Te Mire ‘Ura dance competition last week to over 10,000 viewers. The recent Senior contest saw over 14,000 online viewers.

“There is high regional interest in broadcasting live online in recognition of our performing arts,” says Turua.

“We are using live streaming to promote our culture internationally.”

“We also owe it to our group leaders who have lifted the standard of our culture in terms of development.”

The donation of $4800 includes accommodation packages towards Te Maeva

Nui festival and the international dance competition to be held this evening with the extravagant Te Mire Penu (cloth pareu only).       

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