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Style Pasifika Collection

In March 2015 CIPA entered into an arrangement with Drum Productions Ltd to add the Avaiki branding and pearls to the Style Pasifika Collection: Kalia. The collection is the result of a collaboration between Stan Wolfgramm of Drum Productions NZ and Daniella Cicero, Italian Designer to produce a capsule collection of 28 high end fashion clothing inspired by the Pacific Islands.

Daniella is a very well known and respected designer who has worked for both Versace and Armani for many years. Stan has produced the Style Pasifika fashion event in New Zealand for 12 years as well as the television special on the show.

Miss Cook Islands Sponsorship

CIPA has become a sponsor for the Miss Cook Islands Association (MCIA) pageant 2015. CIPA’s arrangement with MCIA will see the winner of the Miss Cook Islands pageant and each of four runners-up receiving Avaiki Black Pearl jewellery as part of their prize package.

Netball Sponsorship

In late 2013 CIPA announced a two year sponsorship arrangement NETBALL COOK ISLANDS to sponsor the National Netball Team and the Under 21 National Netball Team. The arrangement included naming rights for the two teams that became known as THE COOK ISLANDS BLACK PEARLS and THE JUNIOR COOK ISLANDS BLACK PEARLS respectively.

The National and Junior National Netball teams received support to help with uniforms and gear for major netball events such as the “Netball in Paradise” 2013 December, the Pacific Netball Series in June 2014 and the netball in Paradise event in December 2014.

Cook Islands Pearl Market Day

The 2014 Pearl Market day was held at Rarotonga’s major market location; the Punanga Nui. Pearl Market Days promote the Cook Islands Pearl Industry and provide opportunities for pearls to be showcased and sold at a specific trade event. The market attracted local shoppers and tourist visitors and sales were brisk.