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The Intangible Cultural Heritage workshop participants now feel “more confident” to train field workers in the collection and recording of living documentaries focusing on the Cook Islands peu karioi (performing arts).
The Government yesterday morning commemorated the 30-year anniversary of the Sir Geoffrey Henry National Culture Centre, Te Puna Korero – the country’s largest multi-complex venue.
In 2013 when the Cook Islands audiovisual collection was deposited with Nga Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington New Zealand the immediate need was to halt the deterioration of the collection with storage in a controlled vault environment at Nga Taonga. Nga Taonga is committed to assisting Pacific audiovisual archives.
Tauranga Vananga Ministry of Culture and Cook Islands Tourism conducted their second round of cultural tour guide workshops last week as a part of their joint commitments outlined in their five year Memorandum of Understanding.
Tauranga Vananga - the Ministry of Cultural Development, and the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation joined forces last week to run their first cultural tour guide workshop.
Cook Islander Caren Rangi has been appointed as the new chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand’s governing body) for a three year term. Rangi will be the first Pacific chair and third woman to hold this role of chair of the Arts Council in its 55-year history.