Culture

The Pa Enua will celebrate the annual Te Maeva Nui festivities on each of their islands, this year and next.

Cook Islanders have nominated some of their favourite Maori names for this country.

In the name of art

Thursday July 18, 2019

When the sensitive subject of proposing to change the country’s name re-emerged in March, local artist Mahiriki Tangaroa kept thinking about it. It kept nagging away.

Dancers advised to hydrate

Wednesday July 31, 2019

The female dancer of the Pukapuka/Nassau group who fainted on Monday night after the group’s performance has recovered quickly and is back with the team, taking it easy and drinking lots of water.

Are chiefs still relevant?

Friday August 02, 2019

Traditional leaders debated their own relevance on the last day of Te Koutu Nui conference.

Cook Islands' dancers took a breather last night from four nights of competition, leaving open the stage for Te Maeva Nui's famous international night.

Exhibition celebrates cultural links

Tuesday November 17, 2015

The Matariki Maori Art Exhibition opened at BCA Gallery on Monday evening in celebration of the artistic and cultural links between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. 

Tou Ariki re-elected head of chiefs

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Traditional leaders continue to debate how to solve issues with customs.

Vaeruarangi Ariki Teaukura of Aitutaki was regarded as controversial and outspoken on the traditional leadership and customs and traditions of the Cook Islands.

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