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Culture

The pā’oa of Aitutaki

Monday November 04, 2019

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.

Sharing music with the world

Tuesday November 05, 2019

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.

‘Tiare week means joy’

Saturday November 23, 2019

Visitors can judge for themselves the most beautifully decorated schools, government departments and businesses. 

Varin wins Te Ata O Avaiki

Monday December 09, 2019

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’.

A lesson in flower power

Thursday November 28, 2019

It was once said, where flowers bloom, so does hope – and Rarotonga’s children prove that.

Government offices put on a colourful display to promote the annual flower show. 

Bowling is blooming!

Tuesday November 26, 2019

The Rarotonga Bowling claimed first place for the Te Mire Tiare decorated properties competition, with a cleverly constructed ‘bowler in action’ on the green.

Rising up to the music

Tuesday December 17, 2019

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.

Voyaging history on show

Wednesday December 18, 2019

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.

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