Violence no laughing matter

Thursday November 07, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Tofiga Fepulea’i. 19110609/ Supplied Tofiga Fepulea’i. 19110609/ Supplied

Comedian Tofiga Fepulea’i plays his most serious role this month – a starring role in Cook Islands’ White Ribbon campaign.

 

Cook Islands Police Service say the funny man who is loved by many in the Pacific will be the star attraction over a few days of activities and shows to promote the awareness of ending violence against women.

The member of the Laughing Samoans comedy group was last month heralded by media as New Zealand’s new “comedy king”.

Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said as part of Fepulea’i’s commitment to help with White Ribbon 2019, he was heading an Educational Prevention Programme visiting Rarotonga’s three high schools on Thursday, November 21.

That same evening, the comedian will make an appearance at a special concert at the Edgewater Resort at 6pm.

The show is limited to 200 tickets only, the price of which includes dinner. Fepulea'I, also known as Aunty Tala, will be showcasing his new set, “Sorry ‘bout it”.

A White Ribbon March through town on Friday November 22 is being organised and the Laughing Samoans will take centre stage on Saturday at a free family concert event at Constitution Park.

Meanwhile, the White Ribbon 2019 campaign will be launched with the deep rumble of motorbike engines, as Rarotonga’s big bike owners take to the road as an opening for this year's campaign to help end violence against women.

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