Cook Islands craftswoman Mama Tukua Turia had the once in a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange yesterday.
This is the fourth in a series of CINews articles on the new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development. The policy addresses five strategic goals, which will introduce a number of significant changes that are expected to be noticed from this year onwards. The fourth strategic goal is the cultural industry.
THREE short films produced by young Cook Islands filmmakers will screen at New Zealand’s Maoriland Film Festival in Otaki, New Zealand, in March this year.
Three brothers who are passionate about their New Zealand and Cook Islands Maori heritage and culture have completed a one month stay in Rarotonga during which they were able to reconnect with a highly regarded member of Rarotonga’s creative community.
The US Congress has designated the month of May as “Asian-Pacific Islander” month in the United States and a profusion of festivals venerating Polynesian culture can be experienced wherever there is a large population of Pacific Islanders.
Ministry of Cultural Development will be holding a mass sale of the DVDs of its events starting today at the Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) in downtown Avarua between 9am to 2pm.