Join The Biggest
Cook Island Festival
In The World!
TE MAEVA NUI NZ 2023
“Te ora’anga keretitiano i roto ite matakeinanga”
Stories, Christianity, Preserve is the theme selected for this year’s biannual event. 11 teams from all over Aotearoa celebrate Cook Islands culture at its finest.
Come and experience the essence of Cook Islands people, language, culture, food & arts .
A Thriving International Community
Over 1,000 Performers!
The Te Maeva Nui Festival Aotearoa has created a foundation for these things to happen.
Food, Arts & Crafts
Kapa Markets is the only place in New Zealand where you can come and immerse yourself in true Cook Islands culture.
Come and experience the vibrant colours, lively culture and authentic food.
Handcrafted traditional jewellery to the delicious, appetising food, Kapa Markets will be open during the Te Maeva Nui Festival.
Tu Rangatira Awards
As we celebrate our culture we kick off Te Maeva Nui Festival with giving thanks and acknowledging the people who represent our nation on a global scale.
Tu Rangatira Awards is the offical opening of our 3 day festival as we award those whom excel in their chosen fields.
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Feedback from Te Maeva Nui NZ Festival 2021
“Definitely worth highlighting the event, it was amazing!!!!”
“Awsum congratulations to everyone who has been part of this great show , I highly recommend everyone God bless”
“Thank you Te Maeva Nui NZ , Great Performances, beautiful outstanding, colourful, costumes. We enjoyed it, last night 23/ 7/ 21. Good Luck to all individual groups. Kia Orana. 😍💖😍💖😍“
“Great Unique Unity of Kuki Airani Celebrations TeMaevaNui Aotearoa 2021 “ 💖💕💕💝💕💕💖