The traditional Tahitian dance group Nonahere won first prize in the Claire Leverd Creation competition and the group Tamarii Tipaerui won first prize in the Madeleine Moua Heritage competition in the 126th Heiva i Tahiti.
Founded in 2003 by Matani Kainuku, Nonahere (blog in English) is based in Mahina. This is the second straight year that they have claimed the top honors.
Great photos of the event at Life is Love.
More information at Tahiti Presse
Watch a clip of Nonahere soloist Ravanui Longomazino's performance here.