Culture

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.

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

A fitting end to Te Maeva Nui

Tuesday August 06, 2019

The annual cultural festival officially closed yesterday with the pounding of drum beats echoing through the National Auditorium, along with cheers of elation and an impromptu show of dancing skills from Members of Parliament present.

The world comes to town

Friday August 02, 2019

It was fiery and – just as Te Maeva Nui 2019’s theme demands – International Night was passionate.  

Islands decide Aronga Mana

Thursday August 22, 2019

The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.

The Ui Ariki have resolved adopted children should be allowed to inherit land, if they have no chance of ever knowing their biological parents.

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