Culture

The National Auditorium was full of excitement and anticipation as the Rakei Manava event got underway on Saturday.

The team from Atiu and their supporters are enjoying their new accommodation on Rarotonga for the first time during a Te Maeva Nui celebration.

CI artefacts in hot demand

Saturday July 28, 2018

A collection of Cook Islands artefacts has fetched 25 times more than its original value at an auction in Kent, England.

The lighting of the Te Maeva Nui flame at Government House yesterday morning almost struck a snag after Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters pulled out box of matches to light it – and found only one match inside.

PM declares Te Maeva Nui open

Saturday July 28, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna opened Te Maeva Nui 2018 yesterday, calling it a time to “reignite national pride by celebrating our oneness and our achievements”.

Parade issues anger crowds

Saturday July 28, 2018

Rarotonga residents have aired their frustrations online after problems with yesterday’s long-awaited Te Maeva Nui parade.

Today’s Te Maeva Nui float parade with feature a total of 38 floats and is guaranteed to be plenty of fun.

Let the show begin!

Friday July 27, 2018

Te Maeva Nui action starts in spectacular fashion today with an official opening at Constitution Park at 1pm, followed by that ever-popular annual event – the float parade. 

Over 120 people have travelled from Penrhyn for this year’s Te Maeva Nui, an increase on number who visited Rarotonga for the 2015 celebrations marking 50 years since the Cook Islands became self-governing in free association with New Zealand.

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