Ministry of cultural development secretary Anthony Turua says he is pleased so far with the progress of his department’s National Cultural Policy.
The Cook Islands’ smartest and brightest were celebrated on Friday April 20 at the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards, held at the National Auditorium.
New Zealand Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards finalist Fe’ena Syme-Buchanan said that it was an “absolute honour” to represent her “little paradise”, the Cook Islands, at the awards dinner last month.
Museum Cook Islands curator Jean Mason has joined curators at museums around the world in a bid to decipher the words on a tapa owned by Britain’s Kew Museum.
Three Cook Islands short films created September last year as part of the “Through Our Lens” project screened at the Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand last Thursday (CI time).
The work of Cook Islands artists Ani O’Neill and Henry Ah-Foo Taripo (Henzart) are featured in the new art gallery, Toi Art, at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand.
The turnout on day two of the Kia Orana Week celebrations at Maire Nui Park yesterday was much better as visitors tried their hands at making ei and weaving.
Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is planning to run Kia Orana Week regularly to give visitors the opportunity to learn and understand more about the Cook Islands culture and tradition.