CITC was proud to sponsor $21,000 in cash prizes and staged Rakei Manava during Constitution Celebrations.  “Congratulations and Meitaki Maata to all CITC staff for your helping hand especially the Rakei Warriors” says Ina Richmond. “This was the best showcase yet – the high standard of costumes and quality was mind-blowing.”

One of the best things about the Corporate Event is the Team bonding – right from the start with staff weaving our palm leaves, to cutting of bamboo and decorating the stage.

“Whether the jobs were small or big – great to see the positive attitude.  I would like to extend a special Meitaki Maata to our ASC Warehouse Boys for decorating the stage panels and create that WOW effect”

Here are the winners for 2017 Rakei Manava Dance Costume

Natural Female Section

1st Natural Female – Poko Tangianau

2nd Natural Female – Pare Tuaati

3rd Natural Female – Kendrick Rima

Natural Male Section

1st Natural Male – Aloma Moore

2nd Natural Male – Adrian Tangata Vainepoto

3rd Natural Male – Poko Tangianau

Open Section

1st Open Section – Pare Tuaati

2nd Open Section – Kendrick Rima

3rd Open Section – Aloma Moore