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.
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.
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.
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 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.