Culture

New Zealand Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards finalist Fe’ena Syme-Buchanan said that it was an “absolute honour” to represent her “little paradise”, the Cook Islands, at the awards dinner last month.

Words on tapa foil researchers

Thursday April 05, 2018

Museum Cook Islands curator Jean Mason has joined curators at museums around the world in a bid to decipher the words on a tapa owned by Britain’s Kew Museum.

Short films feature in NZ festival

Thursday March 29, 2018

Three Cook Islands short films created September last year as part of the “Through Our Lens” project screened at the Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand last Thursday (CI time).

The work of Cook Islands artists Ani O’Neill and Henry Ah-Foo Taripo (Henzart) are featured in the new art gallery, Toi Art, at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand.

Kia Orana Week draws crowd

Wednesday March 21, 2018

The turnout on day two of the Kia Orana Week celebrations at Maire Nui Park yesterday was much better as visitors tried their hands at making ei and weaving.

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is planning to run Kia Orana Week regularly to give visitors the opportunity to learn and understand more about the Cook Islands culture and tradition.

What was initially rejected by the Mangere Arts Centre in New Zealand almost a decade ago will be the centerpiece to today’s special exhibition at the Bergman Gallery.

1975 team unites for Tereora show

Thursday March 01, 2018

Members of the first Tereora College team that went to a cultural show in New Zealand in 1975 will be reuniting tonight.

Royal meeting

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Cook Islands craftswoman Mama Tukua Turia had the once in a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange yesterday.

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