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The National Auditorium is a division under Output 1 (Cultural Identity) which holds 5 units under its umbrella, Administration, Property, Events, Technical and Audio Visual Unit. Built-in 1992, the National Auditorium is the largest multi-complex in the Cook Islands.

Events of special cultural significance are held in the National Auditorium as well as international sporting events, conferences and a variety of stage productions.

The National Auditorium is fully equipped with the state of the art sound and lighting systems and has seating for just over 1,700 people. It also have an Audio Visual unit for the filming and the Livestream of events. In 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of Cook Islands self-governing, two domes were erected to increase the viewing capacity with 2 outdoor screens. The domes have proved to be a very popular venue for birthdays and wedding receptions, as well as other festivities.

This National Auditorium is regarded as the top venue to hold cultural and events of high expectations.


Auditorium Manager – Robert Ioaba (robert.ioaba@cookislands.gov.ck)
Contact the Auditorium Manager for bookings and information regarding the availability and hire age of the National Auditorium, Domes and AV equipment.

Events Officer – Elizabeth Ama  (elizabeth.ama@cookislands.gov.ck)
For information on Ministry Events including; Te Maeva Nui, Te Mire Ura, Te Ata o Avaiki and Te Mire Tiare, also available for other general enquires.

Te Reo Maori – Makitua Boaza (makitua.boaza@cookislands.gov.ck)

For information concerning Te Reo Maori, please refer to the above personal for further assistants

Technical Officer (Audio visual) –  Travel Moeara  (travel.moeara@cookislands.gov.ck)
Responsible for the filming of all Ministry events and events requested by other Government Ministries.

Technical Assistant (Audio)  – Anchor Atiau (anchor.atiau@cookislands.gov.ck)
Responsible for providing the sound system for all Ministry events and events requested by other Government Ministries


The staff in the Property Division is tasked with the upkeep of the grounds of the Ministry, general maintenance and security of Ministry buildings.

Infrastructure Assets  Manager –  Phillip TW Jim  (phillip.tangi@cookislands.gov.ck)  mobile no: +682 80860

Property Assistant William Maretapu  mobile no +682 52117

Cleaner –  Mii Estall

Night Securities – Piri Teararoa, Tokoa Tairea