Wednesday, August 14
The annual Te Maeva Nui celebrations on Rarotonga always begin with a float parade along the main road in Avarua. It's a chance for people to dress up and make a lot of noise.
The weather started off fine and sunny this year which was great for spectators and performers alike.
Later on, as the speeches were getting underway, the rain came down. Didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the paraders though.