October 11, 2018

After several long talks with my mom's federation, we have agreed upon & decided as a family that as of this autumn, 2018, both our costume design branch (HEI HERE) & our all boys dance troupe (TAMA TOA NUI) will remain dormant.

Until further notice, we will no lo...

February 1, 2018

Hello & thank you to everyone for your love, support & hard work to make our Tamure Marathon possible!

To all of our guests, the mamas, the girls, the babies & the boys who danced in the contest: you all danced so good!! I hope everyone had fun, got a good work out,...

December 8, 2017

'ia ora na! This is my very first huge event in the U.S.

My husband & I, along with the group TAMA TOA NUI welcome you all for raffles, games, prizes, BBQ & more!


Come join us for a day of Tahitian fun! Association Tanera'i i Ni'a presents to you our first TAMURE MA...

October 26, 2017

MĀURUURU & VAIEI NUI (thank you) to our friend Etua Rai for sharing your mana'o & expertise on Polynesian design. We appreciate you & your hard work.

ASSOCIATION TĀNERA'I I NI'A uses several motifs from the plethora of Patutiki that exist. This graph...

August 2, 2017

For this year's solo competition in Milpitas, we were asked to create 3 different vegetal (fresh) costumes for 3 of To'erau Manu Rahi's tamahine solo dancers.

-1st costume (far left), Khaycee.

-2nd costume (in white pareu), Reese.

-3rd costume (far right), Mariah.

August 2, 2017

This year we collaborated with 2 different groups & competed across the board in almost every category. For Makamae Melia O Polynesia of Elk Grove, we were entrusted to create an original tumu parau (theme) for their Hura Ava Tau group entry. For our friends in Vallejo...

August 2, 2017

We had a blast at this year's HURA TAHITI. In June, we traveled to Southern California to compete under the name O Hina'aro Nui. This year, we were entrusted by our good friends Desiree Woodward Lee (director) and her husband, Kristopher Lee (lead musician) to create t...

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