Te Maeva Nui NZ
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 device 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.