Saturday, August 17
One of the first items in this year's Te Maeva Nui competition was the Enua Mangaia dance team's kapa rima (action song).
The dancers were mainly Rarotonga-based Mangaians, both young and old, and their kapa rima costumes were among the few this year made from rauti and other leaves.
The youngsters put on an enthusiastic performance, much appreciated by the audience.
Don't forget, DVDs of Te Maeva Nui competitions are available from the Ministry of Cultural Development. This year's set should be available in a month or so.