About Te Vara herself
Te Vara Nui Village is named after a beautiful Rarotongan maiden Te Vara,
who in her younger days performed throughout the Pacific,
proudly show casing the Cook Islands Maori culture to the world.
The Village is reflective of her past with the “Ura Po” performance and is a
chance for her to give back something to the people of the Cook Islands
by reviving and allowing the world to once again, relive the memories and
traditions of our Cook Islands culture.
Greatly respected by everyone on the island, she has dedicated her life
to her family and our culture, along with trying to accomplish her
mission of preserving and portraying the ethnicity, arts, and crafts of
Cook Islands and its people.
With her grace and beauty, she has worked tirelessly with her daughter
Moana and son in law Fodil to create and revive this dream and bring to
life, the very essence of our Cook Islands spirit through tradition, culture,
dance and beauty.
From Vara, with love…