24 Jun 2016 We’ve known Brynn and Ina for a few years now (small island), so it was an honour to be part of their wedding celebrations. We saw a number of familiar faces in the booth, either from the ’hood (Muri), TVN, or from our market sessions. Both the bride and groom were glowing. Highlight of the night was accidentally mass-printing the groom’s solo; and then seeing the photos dutifully distributed (and treasured), by immediate family. Kia manuia.
Tags: weddings, go local
Tiare Gold 85 photos
13 Sep 2014 It was another scorcher at the market this morning. While most of the island hit the beach, me and Aroko made the most of the new water fountain at the Punanga Nui playground. Pepe also picked up a fresh-T from Fresh Local, and got a mean-as scorpion tattoo from Geena. Family friends dropped-by, plus Edith and Jeremy added a booth pic to their wedding photo album. Nice!
Tags: Punanga Nui, markets
Tiare Gold 56 photos
12 Dec 2013 The Muri night market on Thursday has quickly become the place to catch up with family and friends, while sharing fresh grilled fish, curry, BBQ plate or one of the many dessert options.
We returned from Aroko-enforced night-market-retirement for a special ‘Muri Christmas’ booth session, with a host of new Xmas headbands (thanks aunty Brenda), and our ever growing array of festive props.
A highlight for us was the tireless and inventive repertoire of the string band, possibly including a island version of ‘Cotton-Eye Joe’?
Aroko camped out on a blanket with his uncles to watch the performance, while aunty Christina, replete in red fairy wings helped dress boothers, and gave out some sweet treats.
Tags: Muri Market, Christmas, night market, markets
Tiare Gold 84 photos
21 Jun 2013 A selection of our favourite wedding photo strips and frames January through June 2013.
Tags: weddings, promo, props box
Rouge Lotus, White Island, Custom backdrop, Pineapple Punch, Emperor Red, Tiare Gold, Muri Blue, Aitutaki 243 photos
5 Dec 2012 A new location for the annual Rotaract Christmas celebrations this year, with Punanga Nui standing in for the BCI Stadium. This year’s theme was red-and-white, and boothers rose to the challenge with great costumes, pareu, hair peices and face paint. We came to the party with our Christmas props-box, including new sparkling trilby hats, elf caps and extra reindeer noses (thanks Ine)…
Tags: Rotaract, Christmas, Punanga Nui, markets, night market,
Tiare Gold 158 photos
5 Dec 2012 …From our location near the band rotunda (old stage), we could see the corner of the new stage. Rotaract and Andersons did a great job with the decorations, lighting, and sound; and the night’s performers kept the crowd singing and dancing.
We had plans to explore the rest of the market, maybe grab a Kai Pizza, but boothers had other ideas ;). It was awesome to see familiar faces come update their booth-folio, commemorate a reunion, or take a family Christmas portrait. The night ended with a bang with a dazzling fireworks display.
Meitaki ma‘ata to Rotaract members and the volunteers - nice!
Tags: Rotaract, Christmas, Punanga Nui, markets, night market
Tiare Gold 187 photos
27 Nov 2012 A selection of photo strip and backdrop design ideas + some of our favourite strips from wedding parties that we’ve entertained.
Tags: weddings, props box, promo
Lime Fruit Salad, Gold Hibiscus, Moon River Blue, Emperor Red, Taro Silver, White Island, Muri Blue, Tiare Gold, Vlad, Custom backdrop, Aitutaki, Dots Up, FE 85 photos
3 Aug 2012 The Manihiki community returned to the booth tonight and turned out some striking frames. Being the end of the working week, boothers were looking fine - and ready to head into town at the close of the TMN performances.
Tags: Te Maeva Nui, culture, shows
Tiare Gold 252 photos
27 Jul 2012 It was a cause for celebration for Vaka Puaikura as Antony and Mikaela celebrated their wedding at the Crown Beach Resort & Spa. Island Booth joined the reception celebrations following a stunning performance from the local talent. A word of caution: Kukis may have _some experience when it comes to rocking the booth ;).
Congratulations Mikaela and Pa.
Locals - you're welcome to order copies of any of these photos from the booth.
Tags: weddings, props box
Tiare Gold 200 photos
10 May 2012 The final competition night for Dancer of the Year with dancers representing Kuki communities from New Zealand and Australia, plus the best from the Cooks. In the booth we had a few fanciful moves too, including some Riverdancing, kung-fu and ‘broke-down-model’ poses. Algudz.
Tags: Dancer of the Year, shows, concerts, culture
Tiare Gold 213 photos