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.
STAFF and CONTACTS
Auditorium Manager – Robert Ioaba ([email protected])
Contact the Auditorium Manager for bookings and information regarding the availability and hire age of the National Auditorium, Domes and AV equipment.
Events Officer – Tikire Brown ([email protected])
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 ([email protected])
For information concerning Te Reo Maori, please refer to the above personal for further assistants
Technical Officer (Audio visual) – James ‘Mac’Marona ([email protected])
Responsible for the filming of all Ministry events and events requested by other Government Ministries.
Technical Assistant (Audio) – Anchor Atiau ([email protected])
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.
Property Manager – Mata Vavia ([email protected])
Property Assistant – Iaveta Nicholas ([email protected])
Grounds man – Willie Maretapu
Cleaner – Mii Estall