Saturday, July 30, 2011 0 comments

The deadline for Group and Vendor participants was extended to match that of the Solo participants, August 1, 2011.

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline is just a few days away. Get in your applications, fact sheets and bios, and photos in as soon as possible. August 4, 2011 is our final deadline to submit all photos and bios for the design and publishing of the Heiva I Las Vegas 2011 Souvenir Program.

Just a month away and the excitement is building!

Friday, July 29, 2011 0 comments

Today, July 29, 2011 is the reservation cut off date for room reservations at the Golden Nugget for Tahiti Nui International's Heiva I Las Vegas special rates. As of 5pm PST today, the block of rooms being held under the special contracted rates for Heiva I Las Vegas will be released.

If you haven't booked your rooms, please contact the Golden Nugget reservations directly and continue to request for the special rate. The Golden Nugget will do their best to accommodate the rate based on room availability. (Golden Nugget reservations 1-800-634-3454)

Friday, July 22, 2011 0 comments

I enjoy watching Heiva Tahiti, produced by Heiva Nui, despite a lot of the politics that take place around the event. As I was unable to attend this year, I'm collecting what I am able to find on youtube and elsewhere and post their link(s) here for easy reference. Enjoy!

Tahitipresse covers Heiva Tahiti 2011 Award Night



  • 1er Prix : Hanatika
  • 2e Prix : Fare ‘ihi no Huahine
  • 3e Prix : Ngate Kaianu no Rapa


  • 1er Prix : Tahiti Ora
  • 2e Prix : Ahutoru Nui
  • 3e Prix : Toakura
  • Meilleur danseur : Papeete.
  • Meilleure danseuse : Moena Maiotu’i de Tahiti Ora


  • Costume végétal : Tahiti Ora
  • Grand costume : Toakura


  • 1er prix patrimoine : Ahutoru Nui
  • 1er prix création : Fare Ihi no Huahine


  • 1er prix : Tamarii Papeari
  • 2e prix : Tamarii Mataiea
  • 3e prix : Afaahiti


  • 1er prix : Manotahi Punaauia
  • 2e prix : Tera’ihaunui
  • 3e prix : Fare ‘Ihi


  • 1er prix : Ngate Kaianu no Rapa
  • 2e prix : Autimatea
  • 3e prix : Pupu Tuhaa pe Ru’au
  • 1er prix : Vaihoataua
  • 2e prix : Pere’aitu Paea
  • 3e prix : Tamarii Papeari
  • Ute paripari : Paea Pere’aitu
  • Ute ‘arearea : Nagate Kaianu no Rapa


Meilleur auteur (écriture des textes) : John Mairai

Thank you to La Depeche Tahiti for posting the results so quickly.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 0 comments

The Golden Nugget Hotel is Tahiti Nui International's Heiva I Las Vegas host hotel!

The reservation process was simple. I called in, mentioned the event group and was quoted rates for the dates I needed. As I had stayed in the hotel earlier this year, I knew quality was not an issue, nor safety.

I booked my room for five nights over the event period and upgraded myself to the Gold Tower and added on VIP service. I like to think I'm special. ;D

During my previous visit to the Golden Nugget, I was impressed with guest rooms as well as the number of security and staff there was to accommodate guests in all areas of the hotel. They have one of the best steak houses in Las Vegas in the hotel. There is also an awesome shark tank adjacent to the pool with a slide that was entertaining and fun at the same time. I look forward to my next stay, although much of my stay will be about planning, organizing, and working the Heiva I Las Vegas event.

All Tahiti Nui International staff will be at the Golden Nugget. Should you have any questions while in Las Vegas during the event you can find us there or at the venue during the event. See you all there! BOOK YOUR HOTEL TODAY!


I am receiving many emails regarding Ticket sales for Heiva I Las Vegas 2011 at the Cashmen Center.

Advanced general admission and participant admission ticket purchases is available for Group, Vendor, and Solo participants and their families via the Ticket Order Form request process.

General Admission is $15 per day. Group and Solo participant admission is $10 per day. These rates apply to ages 11+. For children under the age of 11, ticket prices are General Admission $10 and participant admission $6 per day per person.

NOTE: Group and Solo participants are the actual performers - dancers, drummers, singers, and group leaders.

If you do not already have a Ticket Order Form and are unable to download one from, feel free to contact me at I can forward a form to you within minutes via email. Tickets will not be sold at

Advance ticket purchases using the form noted, must be made by money order accompanying your Ticket Order form to the address noted on the form.