July, 2021

This is a repeating event

2021Fri23Jul5:30 pmTe Maeva Nui NZ Cook Islands Cultural Festival 2021Cook Islands Culture in Aotearoa, New Zealand5:30 pm Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071Type:Culture,FestivalWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Te Maeva Nui NZ Festival

Event Details

The biggest and best of Cook Islands culture is back in New Zealand at the Barfoot & Thompsom Stadium on 23 Jul and 24 July 2021. There will be Cook Islands culture, dance, language, singing and of course yummy food!

Te Maeva Nui is an important celebration for Cook Islands people. It is their time to display their culture through language, performance and music, and it is a time to recognise their individual cultural identity. This is an important event for young people, and for Cook Islanders born outside of the Cook Islands, to discover and explore the culture of their ancestors. Since 2019, Te Maeva Nui NZ has been helping young Cook Islanders develop their sense of cultural identity – working with various collectives to teach and grow the Cook Islands culture in New Zealand.

Photo: Gerardus Verspeek/Te Maeva Nui NZ


Tickets are $30 plus fees per day.

Children 5 and under are free, but must have a ticket.


Te Maeva Nui NZTe Maeva Nui NZ is bringing Cook Islands cultural practices to Cook Islanders living in New Zealand. This is an avenue for the preservation of the Language, Heritage and Culture of the Cook Islands.


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