Araura Enua: Road to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 | Episode 3
Trans women make a huge contribution to Te Maeva Nui NZ and Kuki Airani culture but are often confined to hidden roles. In this week’s episode of #ArauraEnua, the Kuki Airani queens take the spotlight.
Broadcaster Johnson Raela steps outside the dance practice hall to attend Tutuvaine Dancer of the Year & Atuanga Rakei – an event created by Maggie Anitelea to celebrate costume designers and give trans women a chance to showcase their talent on stage.
Araura Enua is a new web series that goes behind the scenes of the highly secretive lead-up to Te Maeva Nui NZ 2021 – the biggest Cook Islands cultural festival in New Zealand.
New episodes every Thursday 7pm right here on tpplus.co.nz.
PRESENTER Johnson Raela
DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea
CAMERA OPERATOR Alice Lolohea / Nayte Mataia-Davidson
POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki
EDITOR Alice Lolohea
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Antonia Utanga
DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards