‘Island Night’ – Stall Holders Welcome!

Summer is just around the corner! So if you are looking for another fundraising alternative for your Family, Church Group, Sports Team or Community Group? Come and join us at the Island Night.

The ‘Island Night’ is all about coming together and enjoying a Friday evening with Good Food, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts and much more!

If you would like to be a part of this evening then we want to hear from you! Contact Lindsay Unuia at lindsay@cidanz.co.nz or on 0275256149.

Tā’okota’i’anga 2018 Cultural Competition, Sat 1st Sept.

On Saturday 1st September, the Auckland University Cook Islands Association will be hosting a competition called Tā’okota’i’anga. It is a conference and cultural competition for all of the Cook Islands Students Associations from various tertiary institutions across New Zealand to come together, compete and celebrate our beautiful culture.

Where: 7 Atiu pl, Favona, Auckland
When: Saturday September 1st, 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm
Cost: Adult: $5. Child (12 years and under): $2. Pay at door. All door sales will go towards the running of Tā’okota’i’anga.

This year, the theme is:

“Tuia te rito tangata e te rito vaerua 
Itiki’ia ki te pito enua e toou tupu’anga rangatira 
Ma te raranga kapiti mai i te au peu tūkētūkē.”

“Thread the fibres of humanity
Thread the fibres of spiritual well being
Bind together the essence of cultural identity
Weave together the diverseness of cultural awareness.”

Ina Michael: Consultant – Capital Build & Investment

We have an exciting shift in CIDANZ, and want acknowledge Ina Michael in his new role as a Consultant – Capital Build & Investment.  Ina was the foundational Chief Executive of CIDANZ and introduced CIDANZ as the new trading name, co-ordinated the production and implementation of priorities and actions flagged in the 2012-2015 NZ Cook Islands Development Action Plan (CIDAP), whilst also introducing a series of ‘one branded,’ social enterprises that have since received national business and innovation awards from Pacific Business Trust and Pasifika Futures.

Ina remains committed to the ongoing sustainability of CIDANZ and his role as a Consultant will be specifically focused around Capital Build & Investment projects. Ina’s experience in providing advice and expertise to organizations to help improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management, structure and strategy, builds a strong foundation for this new role.  His work will stretch across a variety of areas including management, strategy, business development IT, finance, marketing, HR, supply chain management and social enterprise development.  Ina can be contacted on email, ina@inamichael.com and mobile, 021 418 301.