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Standout Ura Nui

Friday May 17, 2019 Written by Published in Culture
Ambushia Mateariki is one of the 2019 champions of the sought-after Te Mire ‘Ura Nui (International cultural dance competition). Ambushia Mateariki is one of the 2019 champions of the sought-after Te Mire ‘Ura Nui (International cultural dance competition).

Participants at the 2019 Te Mire ‘Ura Nui finale on Wednesday night impressed the large crowd with their display of various techniques, creative dance routines and bright stand-out costume designs.

 

Cheers of support were heard right throughout the show encouraging each of the performers.

Following is the prize giving list for the 2019 Te Mire ‘Ura Nui awards.

Te ‘Ura Penu Female: 1st -  Ambushia Mateariki, 2nd - Chloe Daniel, 3rd - Elizabeth Pita. Consolation - Moeau Henry, Consolation - Jasmine Samuel-Mata, Consolation - Brigid Mateariki.

Best Slow Beat Female: 1st - Ambushia Mateariki, 2nd - Elizabeth Pita, 3rd - Moeau Henry. Consolation - Jasmine Samuel-Mata, Consolation - Chloe Daniel, Consolation - Brigid Mateariki.

Best Fast Beat Female: 1st - Ambushia Mateariki, 2nd -  Moeau Henry, 3rd - Elizabeth Pita. Consolation - Chloe Daniel, Consolation - Jasmine Samuel-Mata, Consolation - Brigid Mateariki.

Best Costume Female: 1st - Elizabeth Pita, 2nd - Moeau Henry, 3rd -  Ambushia Mateariki.

Sponsor’s Special Award Female: Special Award - Elizabeth Pita.

Overall Female: 1st Overall - Ambushia Mateariki, 2nd Overall - Moeau Henry, 3rd Overall - Elizabeth Pita.

Te ‘Ura Penu Male: 1st - Tamaiva Mateariki, 2nd - Raven Nicholls, 3rd - Alex Nicholls. Consolation - Tuteru Samson, Consolation - George Kaisara, Consolation - Munokoatai Samuel Nga, Consolation - Christopher Bishop, Consolation - Edward Tepake Nga.

Best Slow Beat Male: 1st - Tamaiva Mateariki, 2nd - Raven Nicholls, 3rd - Alex Nicholls. Consolation - Munokoatai Samuel Nga, Consolation - Edward Tepake Nga, Consolation - Tuteru Samson, Consolation - Christopher Bishop, Consolation - George Kaisara.

Best Fast Beat Male: 1st Placing - Tamaiva Mateariki, 2nd Placing Raven Nicholls, 3rd - Alex Nicholl. Consolation- Edward Tepake Nga, Consolation - Christopher Bishop, Consolation - Munokoatai Samuel Nga, Consolation - George Kaisara, Consolation - Tuteru Samuel.

Best Costume Male: 1st - Alex Nicholls, 2nd - Raven Nicholls, 3rd - Munokoatai Samuel Nga.

Overall Male: 1st Overall - Tamaiva Mateariki, 2nd Overall - Raven Nicholls, 3rd - Overall Alex Nicholls.