Mana Tiaki starts next week

Tuesday March 26, 2019 Written by Published in Local

The Mana Tiaki week that will showcase a variety of cultural demonstrations, live music and dancing, and encourage audience participation is fast approaching and everyone is welcome to attend.


Cook Islands Tourism will be highlighting the Mana Tiaki values at the week-long event starting next Monday (April 1) and going through to April 5.

Each morning there will be events at the Maire Nui Park (opposite Banana Court) in town.

The programme will include; medicine making, how to prepare raw-fish dishes, coconut-husking demonstrations, pearl-shell carving, jewellery making, ei (garland) making and more.

Alongside these activities will be performances from local singers and dance groups presenting more of our culture and traditions.

Local food vendors will be selling fresh food using only biodegradable and eco-friendly products.

Mana Tiaki Week is set to be a fun-filled week with a very important theme and underlying message of joining in the events to preserve our culture.

Visitors and locals are encouraged to come along and participate in the different events and activities; friends and family are encouraged to join in.

Cook Islands Tourism will host these free activities for all to enjoy from Monday next week from 10am to 2pm.

The event programme is as follows:

Monday - tie-dying and quilting (tivaevae) demonstration, pearl shell carving/jewellery making.

Tuesday April 2- tie-dying and quilting (tivaevae) demonstration, pearl shell carving/jewellery making.

Wednesday April 3- garland (ei) making and weaving demonstration.

Thursday April 4 - garland (ei) making and weaving demonstration.

Friday April 5- local medicine, coconut husking and making raw-fish dishes.

For further information, contact Maire McFadzien on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 29435.

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