Aitutaki pā’oa (bark cloth) deserves its resurgence. There is desperate need for it to be demystified and “modern day” women to breathe new life into it, writes Dr Tepaeru-Ariki C. French.
Twenty-two University of Melbourne music students have visited Rarotonga and Aitutaki to collaborate with local musicians to share Cook Islands beats with the world.
First time designers from Mangaia Leelee Tuara and Barbara Harry Pekepo were thrilled to win Te Ata o Avaiki creative design event that featured tapa on their garment named ‘Vari’.
The Rarotonga Bowling claimed first place for the Te Mire Tiare decorated properties competition, with a cleverly constructed ‘bowler in action’ on the green.
Talented nine-year-old Eitia Taylor hushed the audience with her strong rendition of “Rise Up” received appreciative applause from the audience at the Kinura Tapunui music festival on Sunday.
Museum exhibition recalls proud vaka revival.
The opening on Monday night of a Cook Islands National Museum exhibition called “Voyaging Vaka of the Cook Islands” was an overwhelming experience for Vaka Marumaru Atua captain Sam Timoko.