National Gospel Day – Public Holiday
Cook Islanders are very religious...but who says religion can't be fun?! Gospel days are public holidays for celebrating the arrival of Christianity. Events are organised by the Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) and the churches themselves compete against each other to put on the best show. Islanders dress up, stage elaborate dramas or "nuku", sing, dance, play music and generally have a great time.
Te Mire Tama 2013 - Miss Tiare Pageant & the Young Warrior Competition
Crowning of Miss Tiare 2013/2014 & the 2013/2014 Young Warrior A new feature of the event was introduced last year for the young men. They’ll compete in the young warrior (Tama Aito) event. The young women also have to choose a flower that best represents them, while the young men pick a plant or tree. And all have to recite a speech and showcase their own personal talent.
Te Maeva Nui Celebrations 2013
The most important event in the Cook Islands calendar is the annual celebration of self rule, granted in 1965. Formerly called the Constitution Celebrations, it was renamed in 2001 because the Prime Minister of the time wanted a Cook Islands Maori name to capture the essence and joy of the annual festival. "Te Maeva Nui" translates as "the major or most important celebration".
Experience a Triathlon in an Island Paradise 2013
We invite you to experience a triathlon in an island paradise - a swim in warm clear water of one of the South Pacific’s most beautiful lagoons, a cycle around the entire island and a run along palm fringed roads. It is an effectively an olympic distance triathlon (1500m/41k/10k), however has proven to also be popular with long course triathletes as well as first timers.
NZ Soulstress Bella Kalolo unplugged
Bella Kalolo is a New Zealand based soul singer, she released her debut album "Without The paper" in September 2011 after performing in London, Brighton, New York, Boston, Rarotonga and perhaps most impressively one of the worlds largest out door festivals – Glastonbury. Bella will be returning to Rarotonga in 2013 to perform live unplugged, don't miss out!
Sat 6th April Live at Coco Putt - Onemaru Road, Aroa, Arorangi, Rarotonga $15.00 cover charge
Te Mire Ura – National Dancer of the Year
Cook Islanders have a passion for dance and each year there's a keenly fought competition to find the best dancers from across the Islands. Events are held for juniors, intermediates, seniors, "golden oldies" and international dancers. The National Auditorium in Rarotonga is the usual venue for the final and it's a spectacularly noisy and colourful event not to be missed.
NYE 2013 - Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Our New Years Eve event will run from 6pm to 1am and we have organized some fantastic live entertainment which will include popular New Zealand R&B band “Nesian Mystik”. We have various packages available for the event but I highly recommend all our resident guests book our full VIP Dinner package for $150 per person. The VIP Dinner package includes one hour of complimentary drinks and canapés on arrival on the beach, a scrumptious gourmet buffet selection carefully crafted and presented by our Executive Chef “Phillip Nordt”, as well as all entertainment including the last fireworks show in the world over Muri Lagoon.
XMAS Day Lunch 2012 - Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Our Christmas Day lunch event will run from 12pm to 3pm and we have organized fantastic live entertainment provided by a talented local two-piece indie jazz reggae band who go by the name of “Trigger Fish”. Lunch will be a scrumptious gourmet buffet selection carefully crafted and presented by our Executive Chef “Phillip Nordt”.