Story: Cook Islanders

Porirua cultural group

Porirua cultural group

Wearing a pig tusk necklace, Tupuna Joseph leads dancers celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Porirua Cook Islands Culture Group in 1996. The festivities included dance, singing and kai kai (food). Members of the Porirua Pacific Islanders’ Church formed the group to teach the younger generation traditional songs, dances and craftwork.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/1736/3
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3795/porirua-cultural-group (accessed 9 July 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015