Downloading Dancer of the Year Video 2022

Kia Orana Thank you for purchasing the dancer of the year live stream ticket. We are sending out another message to the email you provided in purchasing the ticket today so that you can download a copy of the Dancer of the Year 2022 video. Key considerations before you download: This video file is limited […]

2021 Cultural Theme

mocd theme

TUMU TAPURA NUI 2021 TE TAMA ‘U’Ā A TE ‘UI ĀRIKI – TE EVANGELIATHE GOSPEL -THE BELOVED CHILD OF THE CHIEFSAKAKORO‘ANGA O TE TUMU TĀPURA NUI: Kia ‘akararangi e Kia maeva parua tatou i te kaveinga tiratiratu ta to tatou Ui Tupuna, te Ui Ariki e to ratou au matakeinanga i rave ite āriki’anga ite […]

Cultural ministry to pay tribute to Christianity in action-packed year

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National The themes of all Ministry of Cultural Development events this year, including the popular Te Maeva Nui, will reflect the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands 200 years ago. Cook Islands is a proud Christian nation, who embraced Christianity in 1821. This year the […]

‘Be proud of who you are’

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Weekend Dr Jon Tikivanotau Jonassen is passionate about Cook Islands culture and is now on a mission to record all he has experienced and learned in a book to preserve the country’s culture for future generations. Seventy-one-year-old Dr Jon Tikivanotau Jonassen this week launched another four […]

Ministry of Culture celebrate another big year

Saturday 12 December 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Culture, National Ministry of Culture secretary Anthony Turua said a workplace is only as good as its staff and theirs are exceptional. Even though Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, Turua said the Ministry of Culture has managed to successfully hold or be part of a number […]

PUBLIC NOTICE – CLOSURE OF THE NATIONAL AUDITORIUM & DOMES

TUATUA ʼAKAKITE Te ʼakakite ʼia ātu nei ki te kātoatoa ē ʼe ka tōpiri ʼia to tātou ʼAre Karioi Nui ʼē pērā te nga Tāupe tiaorangi o to tātou Tauranga Vānanga. Ka akamata teia i te Ru’itoru rā 5 o ʼAukute nei ʼē tae ʼuātu ki te marama Tītema i teia mataᶦiti, ta’i mano rua […]

Te Mire Ura 2020

Dancer of the Year 2020

Date: Thursday 23rd July Location: National Auditorium Time: Doors open 6pm for 7pm Start Pricing: Gold coin entry FB live: Starting 7pm Cook Islands Time, 5pm NZ, 3pm Australia Est on the MOCD FB Page www.facebook.com/ckmocd SENIOR OPENS SECTION DANCERS 1. NII TEREPITA 2. PIRITAU NGA 3. MARTHA STRICKLAND 4. ROURUINA TAOKIA 5. MARTHA IORANGI […]

Te Maeva Nui International Night – WEDNESDAY JULY 31st ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Starting at 7pm Opening Prayer by the Takamoa Theological College. Welcome speech by the Ministry of Cultural Development HOM: (Mr Anthony Turua) 1. COOK ISLANDS NATIONAL ARTS THEATRE 2. VAIMATINA FIRE DANCERS – HAWAII 3. SAMOA LOCAL COMMUNITY 4. HOBSONVILLE SCHOOL KAPA HAKA – NEW ZEALAND 5. NIUE LOCAL COMMUNITY. 6. KIRIBATI LOCAL COMMUNITY. 7. […]