Preparations well underway for 50th anniversary of the Cook Islands constitution

By Wepiha Te Kanawa

Tomorrow marks the 50th year of the Cook Islands' independence and hundreds of Cook Island locals are doing final preparations before dignitaries and ministers from across the Pacific touch down in Rarotonga.

The festivities for the 50th Year Anniversary of the Cook Island Constitution are already underway.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, the co-leader of the Māori Party Te Ururoa Flavell and other ministers from New Zealand arrived in Rarotonga.

Nearly a hundred delegates touched down in Avarua Airport in Rarotonga, taking in the Cook Island hospitality.

Nukutere College are making last minute adjustments.

Jack Rimamotu says, “It's been a busy week, so at the moment we are just practising hard.  Everybody has been doing their job, trying to get our drumming right and our singing, so far it’s going great."

With less than a day to go until the big day, the locals here are getting a head start.