Seven days to go – let’s go to Raro!

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Kia orana. Get ready to show off your skills in dance, drumming and ukulele competitions at the Cook Islands village during Pasifika Festival 2012 at Western Springs Park on 9-10 March.

2 March 2012
Seven days to go – let’s go to Raro!

Kia orana. Get ready to show off your skills in dance, drumming and ukulele competitions at the Cook Islands village during Pasifika Festival 2012 at Western Springs Park on 9-10 March.

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Event Producer Ole Maiava says the Cook Islands village is one of 10 pacific cultures transforming the Park during Pasifika Day on 10 March.

“There are 10 villages from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue, Tahiti, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Aotearoa.

“At the Cook Islands village, there are competitions and dance lessons. Cook Island choreographer, Kura Taruia will take you on a journey through the history of Cook Islands dancing.

“You will learn the ura, hupa, kosaki, ori and koni,” explains Mr Maiava.

Lock it in your calendar, dust off your sunnies and be part of Pasifika Festival 2012.
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