‘Vaka Boom’ to get families together

Friday February 14, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Tuaine Papatua performing at the Police Headquarters during the fundraiser for Australian fire victims last month. 20021305 Tuaine Papatua performing at the Police Headquarters during the fundraiser for Australian fire victims last month. 20021305

Tonight, parents and their children can spend a special time together at the Vaka Boom Family Youth night event.

 

Organised by Tuaine Papatua and his youth group together with the Cook Islands Police Force, the events theme is ‘parents and children working together’.

The event is inspired by the successful fundraiser organised by the Cook Islands Police Service in aid of the Australian bushfire victims.

Papatua said ‘Vaka Boom’ is for every village on Rarotonga, for every vaka and its family.

The advisor of the Blue Light programme said they hope to bring families together through this event. He said at the same time it is meant to keep youths occupied, to have somewhere to go to when the weekend starts.

Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said they were supporting the event with presentations and talks on road safety and other concerns involving the youth. 

Tuaine Papatua said young artists who performed at the Australian fundraiser and other upcoming artists will be performing at the event.

The event will be held opposite The Rarotongan Hotel (car park area). It is also supported by The Rarotonga Hotel, Tina Matapo and local businesses.

He encourages everyone to be part of the event, starting at 6pm.

*Note if it rains, the event will be cancelled. If the weather is cloudy or there is no rain the event will continue.

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