Te Maeva Nui 2022 - Constitution Celebrations

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

29 July 2022, 12:00pm - 5 August 2022, 11:59pm
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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TE MAEVA NUI | 29th July - 4th August 2022

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.

Please note that tickets to this years event can only be purchased while you are on the island. Online ticket sales will not be available. For more information on purchasing tickets, you can email [email protected] or [email protected] or call +682 20725

TE MAEVA NUI 2022 -  Overall Programme 

FRIDAY 29TH JULY                                                                                    

1.00pm            OFFICIAL OPENING and FLOAT PARADE            Punanga Nui and Taua Terevete (Constitution Park)

 

SATURDAY 30th July 

7:00am          LOCAL MARKET DAY                          Punanga Nui Market

7.00pm          INTERNATIONAL NIGHT                      National Auditorium 

 

SUNDAY 31st July 

10:00am          CHURCH SERVICES                           Various Churches     

 

MONDAY 1st AUGUST

8:00am          GENERAL ELECTIONS

 

TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST

9am - 3pm     TEAM REHEARSALS                               National Auditorium   

 

WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST

7.00pm         CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES            National Auditorium 

 

THURSDAY 4th AUGUST

10am –12pm    57th CONSTITUTION DAY CEREMONY        National Auditorium 

6:00pm             IMENE PUPU & IMENE TUKI                          National Auditorium 

 

FRIDAY 5th AUGUST

6:30pm            CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCE             National Auditorium

TE MAEVA NUI AWARDS & OFFICIAL CLOSING

*Please check back with us regularly as dates may change closer to the time of the event.