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Culture

Pa Upokotini Ariki is to attend the Waitangi commemorations in New Zealand this week.

‘Leave our name alone’

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Too much time and money will be wasted if the case for a new Maori name for Cook Islands is pushed. 

Family considers legal action

Friday February 14, 2020

Australian primary school gives Cook Islands boy ultimatum to adhere to strict uniform policy.

The Cook Islands Council of Queensland has taken up the legal cudgels for a young Cook Island boy’s cultural rights to keep his hair long until his haircutting ceremony.

Exhibition celebrates cultural links

Tuesday November 17, 2015

The Matariki Maori Art Exhibition opened at BCA Gallery on Monday evening in celebration of the artistic and cultural links between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. 

A Sunday without church

Monday March 30, 2020

Quietness and melancholy drifted around the island yesterday morning – the first Sunday without the usual gathered church services.

The day the music died

Thursday March 19, 2020

First, the sound was cut on the national composing contest. Now, the National Dancer of the Year competition is swaying off into the sunset.

Te Mire ‘Ura was to have been held in May, but has now been postponed until October.

The 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture has been postponed due to growing global concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Hawaiʻi was prepared to host the international event for 11 days in June.

In order for a people to grow and thrive, it is important to know their native tongue. The good news is, there are signs of language revitalisation in the family home.

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