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As island families pack up and move to greener pastures overseas, one local father is doing the opposite and creating a business at home for his two daughters.
Two more Cook Islands stories are set to be created into films next year and securing funds is the first step in the project being driven by renowned local artist Mike Tavioni.
The history of Takitumu paramount chief Pa Ariki will come to life at the chief’s palace in Turangi which will also include a wellbeing centre.
Cook Islands Tivaivai will brighten up the BCA Gallery in Taputapuatea next week with a show titled ‘Grandmother’s Legacy’ – an exhibition by expert tivaivai quilters Tungane Broadbent and Vereara Maeva Taripo.
Colourful flowers woven into neck and head ei and a variety of rare pot plants brightened and graced the Maire Nui Drive yesterday as part of the Mire Tiare festival organised by the Ministry of Culture.
Concern that the Cook Islands Maori language will soon be lost has sparked a project to rejuvenate the language through social media and beyond.
Come the first day of January, 12 months of festivities will commence to celebrate 50 years of self government in the Cook Islands, says the new celebrations coordinator.
A team of archaeological researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand are now on Aitutaki hoping to learn more about Cook Island voyaging and Aitutaki’s connections with other Polynesia islands in pre-European times.