OFFICIAL OPENING and FLOAT PARADE CEREMONY

Friday 26th July 2019

9.30am: TE MAEVA NUI 2019 TORCH IS LIT FROM AT THE QUEENS REPRESENTATIVE’S RESIDENCE IN TITIKAVEKA AND COMMENCES ITS JOURNEY TO CONSTITUTION PARK, AVARUA.

FLOAT ASSEMBLE AREA:
Floats to assemble along the main road at the West end of Avatiu Harbor facing Panama.

12.30pm: ALL FLOATS TO BE ASSEMBLED AND READY FOR PRE-JUDGING.
12.30pm: PRE-JUDGING COMMENCES.
12.45pm: FLOATS proceed to Maire Nui Drive and stop opposite BTIB.
MASTER OF CEREMONY: Mr. Papatua Papatua. Kia orana, Turou Oro mai kite Te Maeva Nui
12:15pm: All invited Guests to be seated.
12.35pm: Arrival of the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council (RAC), Bishop Donohue. Escorted to his seat by MoCD Usherettes.

12.40pm: Arrival of the Kaumaiti Nui (President of the House of Ariki), Travel Tou & Mrs Tou.

12.45pm: Arrival of the Leader of the Opposition Mrs. Tina Browne & Mr. Browne.

12.50pm: Arrival of the Minister of Cultural Development, Hon George Angene & Mrs. Angene. Met by Secretary of Cultural Development, Anthony Turua. Escorted by MoCD Usherettes.

12.55pm: Arrival of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Mark Brown & Mrs. Brown. Met by Secretary of Cultural Development, Mr. Anthony Turua. Escorted by MoCD Usherettes.

1.00pm: Arrival of the Queen’s Representative, H.E. Hon Tom Marsters & Mrs. Marsters. Met by Minister Hon George Angene & Secretary of Cultural Development, Mr. Anthony Turua. Escorted by MoCD Usherettes.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM:
1.05pm: Opening Prayer by Representative of the Religious Advisory Council, Bishop Donohue.

Welcome Speech by Minister of Cultural Development, Hon George Angene.
M.C. announces the arrival of the Torch. Invites the Deputy Prime Minister to the Podium.

LIGHTING OF THE TE MAEVA NUI FLAME
By the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Mark Brown

Keynote address and declaration of Te Maeva Nui 2019 open

Float Parade commences led by the Brass Band and Uniformed Organizations
At the end of the Judging and Float Parade closing Prayer by the Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council, Bishop Donohue.

Kia Orana e Kia Maeva

Note: Road Closures will commence from 11.30am onwards between Avatiu Harbor and Avarua Harbor roundabout near the Court House. The Public is asked to cooperate with our Police and the Event Organizers.

Meitaki Maata.

Judging spots are as follows:

  1. Prejudging spot at the CITC supermarket/Avatiu
  2. Punanga Nui Entrance from Avatiu side
  3. VIP Area
  4. ANZ/Tourism Office Area.

Road Closures will commence from 11.30am onwards between Avatiu Harbor and Avarua Harbor roundabout near the Court House. The Public is asked to cooperate with our Police and the Event Organizers.

Float Parade Road Map

FLOAT ORDER OF APPEARANCE

1 CINAT TEAM
2 TEAM COOK ISLANDS
3 VAKA TAKITUMU
4 AVARUA GIRL GUIDES COMPANY
5 TE MARAE ORA
6 ST JOSEPH’S GIRL GUIDES
7 ATIU ENUA
8 NIKAO GIRL GUIDES COMPANY
9 BADMINTON
10 VAKA PUAIKURA
11 ARORANGI GIRL GUIDES
12 MANGAIA ENUA
13 MITIARO ENUA
14 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
15 TITIKAVEKA GIRL GUIDES COMPANY
16 TUPAPA MARAERENGA
17 KO TE ROOPU HAKA O AKUINA
18 MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
19 CIPS/JAY CARS
20 PUKAPUKA ENUA
21 HANDBALL TEAM
22 MATAVERA OIRE
23 VANLLA GROWERS
24 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
25 AITUTAKI ENUA
26 OIRE TEIMURIMOTIA
27 ARE PA METUA
28 OIRE NIKAO

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