Te Maeva Nui 2021 - Constitution Celebrations

Te Maeva Nui is our annual National Event and commemorates our rich Cook Islands cultural heritage. 

30 July 2021 - 4 August 2021
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TE MAEVA NUI | 30th July - 4th August 2021

Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th birthday of the Cook Islands as an independent nation. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands year.

This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga for a week of cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song, dance and local food. Our Cook Islands people are our richest Asset. The whole Nation literally comes to a standstill as we celebrate our unique culture during Te Maeva Nui.

Enjoy highlights from the 2017 Te Maeva Nui below or for more coverage and highlights visit The Ministry of Cultural Development's website.

Te Maeva Nui 2021 -  Overall Programme 

FRIDAY 30th JULY                                                                                    

1.00pm            OFFICIAL OPENING and FLOAT PARADE            Punanga Nui and Constitution Park

   

SATURDAY 31st July 

7:00am           LOCAL MARKET DAY                                               Punanga Nui Market

7.00pm           INTERNATIONAL NIGHT                                          National Auditorium 

 

SUNDAY 01st AUGUST

10:00am           CHURCH SERVICES                                                  Various Churches         

6.30pm             CHOIR AND IMENE TUKI PERFORMANCES           National Auditorium 

 

MONDAY 02nd AUGUST

9am – 2pm       BCI & BTIB TRADE SHOW                                         Punanga Nui Market

7.00pm             CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES                     National Auditorium 

  1. PE'E (Traditional Chant) - VAKA PUAIKURA
  2. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - PUKAPUKA/NASSAU WENUA
  3. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - TUPAPA MARAERENGA
  4. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - MANGAIA ENUA
  5. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - PAMATI ENUA
  6. GUEST ARTIST - NGA TUMANAKO KAPA HAKA GROUP (NZ)
  7. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - AITUTAKI ENUA
  8. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - OIRE NIKAO
  9. UTE (Traditional Singing) - MITIARO ENUA
  10. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - VAKA TAKITUMU
  11. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - ATIU ENUA
  12. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - MAUKE ENUA

Tune in from 7pm (Cook Islands time) to watch the live stream video of performances on our Facebook page @theCookIslands 

 

TUESDAY 3rd AUGUST

9am – 2pm       BCI & BTIB TRADE SHOW                                          Punanga Nui Market

7.00pm             CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES                      National Auditorium    

  1. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - MITIARO ENUA
  2. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - ATIU ENUA
  3. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - VAKA TAKITUMU
  4. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - OIRE NIKAO
  5. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - AITUTAKI ENUA
  6. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - PAMATI ENUA
  7. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - MANGAIA ENUA
  8. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - TUPAPA MARAERENGA
  9. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - PUKAPUKA/NASSAU WENUA
  10. KAPA RIMA (Action Song) - MAUKE ENUA
  11. URA PA'U (Drum Dance) - VAKA PUAIKURA

Tune in from 7pm (Cook Islands time) to watch the live stream video of performances on our Facebook page @theCookIslands 

 

WEDNESDAY 4th AUGUST

10am –12pm    THE 56th CONSTITUTION DAY CEREMONY.             National Auditorium 

12.10pm           AWARDS and the TE MAEVA NUI 2021

                         OFFICIAL CLOSING CEREMONY

TE MAEVA NUI TICKET PRICES:

Block: A D E F G H I L $10
Block: B C J K $20 
Floor seats: $5

For all ticket inquires please call the Ministry of Cultural Development on ph: 20725 ext 8607 and speak with Ms.Toni Moeroa. 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM BCI BANK 

BCI Bank – Venue

Monday 26th July 2021 – 9am to 2pm

Tuesday 27th July 2021 – 9am to 2pm

Wednesday 28th July 2021 – 9am to 2pm

Thursday 29th July 2021 – 9am to 2pm

Friday 30th July 2021 – Float Day selling @ Constitution Park 9am to Closing

Saturday 31st July 2021 – Punanga Nui Market 8am to 12pm. 

Saturday 31st July 2021 - International Night @ Auditorium 6pm to 10pm

Sunday 1st August 2021 – No ticket sales