Emo’Anga Tangi Ka’ara – The Battle of the Drums

Tangi Kaara – (Drumming Competition) This event showcases the creativity and the techniques of the Cook Islands drummers using the traditional instruments and drums of our fore-fathers. The Tangi Kaara is a competition for not more than 10 members in each drumming group with 2 sections Section 1: Rutu A-ru Pee (Drumming to the Chant) […]

TE MAEVA NUI 2018 OFFICIAL OPENING & FLOAT PARADE

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 TE MAEVA NUI 2018 OFFICIAL OPENING & FLOAT PARADE CONSTITUTION PARK PUNANGA NUI Friday 27th July 2018 At the Float Assembly Area Along the main road from the West end of Avatiu Harbour towards Panama 12:00pm      ALL FLOATS TO ASSEMBLE AND READY FOR PRE-JUDGING 12:00pm      Pre-judging of Floats commence 1:20pm    […]

TMN18 CONSTITUTION DAY PROGRAM FINAL

RA UTIANGA REVA 53rd Constitution Day Ceremony Program National Auditorium Monday 6th August 2018 Dress – Island Pareu Wear M.C.                Mr. Papatua Papatua 9:30am           For All invited guests and general public to be seated. Band Entertainment by Jarome Pare and company. 9:55am           Uniform Organisations to form a guard of honour to […]

MOCD held its first ‘Emergency’ contingency meeting for Te Maeva Nui

The Ministry of Cultural Development held its first ‘Emergency’ contingency meeting Friday 01 June with Agencies participating in Te Maeva Nui 2018.  Present were representatives from the Ministry of Health; CIIC; BTIB; Police; Education; Environment; Avarua School and MoCD Management Staff. The Secretary Anthony Turua was very happy at the attendance.  Te Maeva Nui is […]

NATIONAL CULTURAL EVENTS CALENDAR. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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Please note these are our main events held but the Ministry of Cultural Development, other events like the International Dancer of the year haven’t been confirmed for these years. Moreover, Miss Cook Islands and School Festival are held by organisations outside of the Ministry.

Highlights of Float Day 2016

Highlights from Cook Islands Television News of the Float Parade. This years highlight was our guest artist from the Marquesas Islands with their unique traditional wear turned a few heads here as its nothing they’ve seen before.

Interview with Walter Tangata of Oire Nikao

Interview with one of the group leaders Walter Tangata of Oire Nikao. He has informed that he is encouraged with the dancers as some of the are coming of age and taking leadership of the dancers which is positive to see.