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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.

Maggie Anitelea
Honey Teinakore

PRESENTER Johnson Raela
DIRECTOR Alice Lolohea
CAMERA OPERATOR Alice Lolohea / Nayte Mataia-Davidson
POST AUDIO Leo Foliaki
EDITOR Alice Lolohea
DIGITAL PRODUCER Matai’a Sarah Richards


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