>>> Miss Cook Islands Pageant 2006 >>> happend 16th June 2006 at the National Auditorium
Miss Cook Islands
Celebrating women through the ages
Anne Herman / Miss ANZ (click preview picture for more ...) Miss ANZ Bank (became 2nd runner up)
Anne Marie Herman
from the island of Mangaia
Occupation : Bank Sales & Service Manager
Hobbies : Talking to youth, development
of young people, art, singing. / Age : 24
Other : Always wanted to join Miss Cook Islands
and see this as her last chance. I´m here to have
fun and bring out my talents.
Anne Herman became 2 nd runner up in contest
and won Miss Tourism and Miss Internet Award.
see her page >>> here
Leah Gifford / Miss Tariani Crafts & Pearls (click preview picture for more ...) Miss Tarani Crafts & Pearls
Leah Mary Kiri Yvonne Gifford
from Penrhyn

Occupation : Website Design Manager and
Part Time Bar Tender (Pacific Resort) Age : 22
Hobbies : Community activities, working with
youth, music, kapahaka and travelling
Other : To travel as much of the world as possible
to expand my business & to become an advocate
/ teacher for youth at risk.
see her page >>> here
Tina Sampson / Miss Island Car & Bike Hire (click preview picture for more ...) Miss Island Car & Bike Hire /
Tina Sampson
from the island of Aitutaki
Occupation : 7th form student / Part time
waitress (Crown Beach Resort) Age : 18
Hobbies : Dancing and art
Other : I want to learn from this experience.
It is an opportunity to lean while I ´m still young.
Tina also won the Miss Congeniality and Miss
Personality titles.
Chaperone : Rita Mateara
see her page >>> here
Punanga Kaveao / Miss Westpac (click preview picture for more ...) Miss Westpac
Punanga Kaveao
from the island of Rarotonga

Occupation : Monitoring & Compliance Officer
at the Development Investment Board. / Age : 25
Hobbies : Dancing, reading, sports, and taking
up new challenges.
Other : Being a Cook Islands women you have to
take a lot of different paths in order to achieve
your goals.
see her page >>> here
Marion Howard / Miss Island Body Solutions (click preview picture for more ...) Miss Island Body Solutions
Marion Cecilia Kali Howard
from Rakahanga
Occupation : Pattern Maker and Garment
Constructor at Polynesia by Design / Age : 22
Hobbies : Designing, golf, netball, dancing,
reading and watching DVD´s to relax.
Other : Encouraged by family and friends to join
up, she is looking forward to learning things like
self-grooming and to gain confidence
Chaperone : Aunty Celine
see her page >>> here
Melanie Goodwright / Miss Samade & Teking Aitutaki (click preview picture for more ...) Miss Samade on the Beach & Teking
Melanie Goodwright
from the island of Aitutaki

Occupation : Waitress / Bartender at
Samade on the Beach. / Age : 21
Hobbies : Dancing, art and sports
Other : I want to promote my culture and
my home island. (Aitutaki)
Chaperone : Sister Alice Teinakore
see her page >>> here
Miss Portcullis Trustnet (CI) Ltd.
Krystina Kauvai
from the island of Mangaia
Occupation : Administration and Account Officer
at Portcullis Trustnet (CI) Ltd. / Age : 19
Hobbies : Singing, dancing, travelling, meeting
new people and experiencing new cultures.
Other : To form my own Rental Tourism Accom-
modation and live a long, happy and healthy life.
Motto : "Making the most of lifes opportunities".
Chaperon´s : Jackie Tuara, Lily Henderson
Krystina won Miss Cook Islands 2006 -2008,
she also won Miss Deportment, Miss Photogenic
and Miss Islands Beachwear. - Congratulations.
see her page >>> here
Krystina Kauvai / Miss Portcullis Trustnet (CI) Ltd. (click preview picture for more ...)
Miss Maine Kuki Airani
Miss Bergman & Sons CI Black Pearls
Joyce Fortes
from the island of Mauke
Occupation : Accounts Payable Clerk (CITC)
Hobbies : Dancing, Netball, Volleyball, reading
and painting. / Age 21 / Chaperone Mousie Skews
Other : I would love the opportunity to contiue
travelling to experience & learn more about
different cultures. I would also like to further
my accountancy studies.
Evening gown design by Annie Bonza
Joyce became 1 st runner up Miss Tepaeru
and won the Miss Talent Award.
see her page >>> here
Joyce Fortes / Miss Bergman & Sons (click preview picture for more ...)
Miss Tepaeru
Noovai Tylor / Miss Cook Islands 2004 - 2006 (click preview picture for more ...) leaving Miss Cook Islands 2004 - 2006 /
Noovai Tylor
from the island of Rarotonga
She was holding her farewell speach and
crowned the new Miss Cook Islands 06-08.
Everyone was sure that Noovai was a great
and decent Miss Cook Islands. - Meitaki ma´ata.
see her page >>> here
Entertainment (click preview picture for more ...) Live Entertainment and Group photos

Group photos of their first apperance on stage.

Hip Hop Dance performance Jordan Puati & Crew
Ballroom dance by Dorothea George (Miss South
) and Mr. George Williams.

see this page >>> here
Prize Giving Ceremony (click preview picture for more ...) Prize giving Ceremony and Group photos

Master of Cremonies for the night :
Tua Pittman and Janette Browne

Judges : Nanette Woonton, Tamaari´i Tutangata,
Pai Chambers, James Beer and Jillian Sobieska.

see this last page >>> here
Big thank you to MCIPA. - For more information please see : www.miss-cookislands.com

We would like to thank all sponsors that made the high class cultural event possible :
- Pitt Media Group (Platinum Sponsor)
- Crown Beach Resort (Gold Elite Sponsor)
- Muri Beach Club Hotel (Gold Elite Sponsor)
- TAV Resort & Swimwear (Gold Elite Sponsor)
- The Edgewater Hotel Resort (Gold Sponsor)
- Island Car & Bike Hire (Gold Sponsor)
- CITC Cook Islands Trade Company (Gold Sponsor)
- My Beauty and Spa (Gold Sponsor)
- Air New Zealand (Gold Sponsor)
- Fuji Film Image Center (Silver Sponsor)
- Palm Grove Accommodation (Silver Sponsor)
- Movie Planet (Silver Sponsor)
- Club Raro Accommodation (Silver Sponsor)
- Vonnias General Warehouse (Silver Sponsor)
- Turepu Turepu Family (Silver Sponsor)
- Heritage Holdings Ltd. (Bronze Sponsor)
- Polynesia by Design (Bronze Sponsor)
- Sunrise Bungalows Accommodation (Bronze Sponsor)
- Fitness Cook Islands (Bronze Sponsor)
- cookislands.com (publishing the event on the internet)

We hope that all of you will be happy to support the Miss Cook Islands Pageant in 2008.