Thursday, December 26, 2013 0 comments

Ia Orana!

Tahiti Nui International re-announces Heiva I Honolulu 2014, March 21 and 22 at the Waikiki Shell.  General Admission tickets will go on sale February 1, 2014 via the Neal Blaisdell ticket box office.  Heiva I Honolulu will feature the Solo Competition, Overall Solo Competition, and Group Competitions, including the Tamari'i, Mama Ruau, Hura Ava Tau, and Hura Tau group dance divisions.  Local and visiting vendors will be featured on-site with a variety of polynesian and tahitian cultural arts and crafts, and clothing.

For more information, feel free to contact us:

Groups & Soloists ~ Rose Perreira,
Vendors ~ Tamara Ulima,
Sponsors, Press, Community ~ Mana Mo'o,

Monday, November 18, 2013 0 comments

MAURUURU ROA to all participants of Heiva I Las Vegas 2013 at the Cashman Center this past weekend.

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We would like to thank the following organizations, businesses, and individuals for their continued support to Heiva i Las Vegas:


Fine Polynesiant Arts & Crafts
Tahitian Instruments & Crafts
Island Mana Designs
Tiare’s Handrafted Tahitian Jewelry
Mami Elisa’s Designs
Cook Island Arts & Crafts
Kaipoa Creation


Riko Quinones


Project Security

AND the Cashman Center & Las Vegas Conventions & Visitor’s Bureau

Award Sponsors:

Aloha Hula Supply
Kaipoa Creation
Tahitian Instruments

House Drummers:

Te Hei Toa – Aldo Paro


Remy Tekurio
Etua Tahauri
Lucie Fonoimoana


Henry George
Tahiti Nui International Staff:

Tamara Ulima
Richard Nagai
Johnny Perreira
Renee Cabrinha
Kim Lomavita
Abish Paro
Nene Nemenzo

Participating Groups:

Da Island Way
Hitia O Te Ra
No Te Here O Te Tiare
Te Mau Ta’ata Anuanua
Te Vaka Nui
Rau Tama Nui
Tamarii Matairea
Ta Ere Tiai
Kalakele PIDC

Independent Soloists

AND a special thanks to Alex Tekurio and Hitia O Te Ra for their incredible group presentations!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 0 comments

Friday, November 1, 2013 0 comments


Heiva I Las Vegas 2013 has been reduced to a one day event.  All solo and group categories will run back to back, November 16, 2013.  A schedule of the November 16, 2013 lineup will be posted shortly.

If you have any questions, or have further need for more information do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.

Tahiti Nui International

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 0 comments

The tahitian culture is so vibrant here in Japan.  Where in the world can you find people who would battle a typhoon to gather at a place to sing and dance and give praises to a culture?  Yes it happened here at Heiva i Japan.  Thank you to all the participants who shared the joy of winning and shed tears of defeat, "we" are all winners.  Together, we forged a lifetime of friendship through a culture that is love and respected.  That's winning!

A special "mauruuru roa" to all the Ra'atira pupu for teaching your student to love "our" culture and bring dignity to the name "Tahiti".  An immense gratitude to all of our judges for your kindgness, your fairness, and your expertise.  To our house drummers, Allen Ramento of Here Tama Nui, you rocked the place with your amazing talent.

To Kenzo Tanaka and our Japan team, "wow" you guys are simply amazing, never questioning, never demanding, but simply "getting things done".  And of course I couldn't just end my thoughts without expressing my profound gratitude to my entire staff, especially Mana Mo'o you are awesome, Richard, Jon, Norko, and Nene, man what a team!

Thank you God for this time, this moment, THIS LIFE!

Na roto i te a'au ha'eha'a...Mauruuru e Ia Ora I te Ori Tahiti.

Friday, July 12, 2013 0 comments


Participant registration is now open for those of you who are joining us as a group, solo, and/or vendor for Heiva i Las Vegas 2013.  The documents can be downloaded from our website individually or as a packet by clicking on the links below.

Registration Packet

2013 Heiva i Las Vegas Registration Packet

Individual Documents

2013 Participant Invitation Letter
2013 General Information
2013 2013 Dates to Remember

If you have any questions or need additional information or help, please contact Rose Perreira, or Mana Mo'o,

Tahiti Nui International

Friday, May 24, 2013 0 comments

Ia Orana ALL!

If you are traveling to Tahiti this summer for Heiva i Tahiti, July 4 - 20, 2013 here is the most current Program Schedule of performances at Toata.