Entries by Janet Akai

Education before a House – Meet Tumai Tumutoa

Written by Tauraki Rongo This week Kura Ora caught up with Tumai Tumutoa. She is a mother of two happily married to a Fijian husband. Since the Covid-19 Lockdown, she’s been working from home, doing accounts for her trucking firm. She is currently working for the Les Harrison Transport firms Tauranga branch.   Pictured: John […]

Pa Marie Upokotini Ariki – Torunga’uru Mataiti ki runga I te Ta’onga

Written by Tauraki Rongo (Tutu – nenei’ia e Lisa Williams) ‘I te Ma’anaka ‘i topa, kua rave ‘ia atu te ‘akama’ara’anga ‘i te torunga’uru’anga mata’iti ō te Pa Te Ariki Upoko O Te Tinitini Marie ki runga ‘i te tā’onga ō Pā. ‘I teia ngā mata’iti ‘i topa, nō Aotearoa ‘ua nei ‘a Pā Ariki […]

Terepai Maoate urges all MPs to take the lead and accept a pay-cut

Written by Florence Tia Syme-Buchanan [Democratic Party Opposition Release] Cook Islands Deputy Opposition leader Terepai Maoate has urged all MPs to take the lead and accept a pay-cut. Maoate made the recommendation in Parliament today Monday 20 June. MP Maoate has voluntarily had his salary reduced and redirected into his Ureia community on Aitutaki to […]

Ko’ai Tikāi te Aronga Mana

Written by Tauraki Rongo ‘I roto ‘i te au ‘ākarakara’anga matatio ē rave’ia nei ‘i teia tuātau nō runga ‘i te Papa Ture Tāmanako no te au tika’anga ō te manu’iri ki roto ‘i te Basileia, kua ‘akakite ‘a Terea Mataiapo (Paul Allsworth) ē, tē tā’ī’’ī nei teta’i ma’ata’anga tangata ‘i tetai au ‘akamāramarama’anga. Pictured: […]

CIDANZ Annual General Meeting – 30 June 2020, 6.30pm

ZOOM MEETING LINK   It’s that time of the year again where we invite you all to attend CIDANZ Annual General Meeting via Zoom. Hosted by our Board of Trustees, this years AGM is another chance for you to hear about CIDANZ’s developments from the past 12 months. The 2012-2015 Cook Islands Development Action Plan […]

Ture Tamanako no te Tikaanga o te Tangata ki Roto I to tatou basileia

Translated by Tauraki Rongo ‘I teia ngā rā tē kimikimi atu nei teta’i Kumiti tei ‘akano’o ‘ia ē te Pāramani ō te Kūki ‘Ᾱirani ‘i te Manako ō te ‘iti tangata nō runga ‘i teta’i Ture Tāmanako ē ‘akate’ate’amamao ‘ia nei nō te tuku atu ki mua ‘i te Pāramani. Ko teia ture Tāmanako ‘oki […]

Consultation on the way for the Cook Islands Immigration Bill 2020

Written by the Cook Islands Parliament Consultations are currently on the way for one of the most important Bills of today as Cook Islanders fight to hold on to their heritage. Consultations for Rarotonga were completed during the last week of May and now the Select Committee is turning their attention to the Outer Islands […]

Call to Support Volunteer Firefighters in Puaikura

Written by Florence Tia Syme-Buchanan The Ruaau MP of Puaikura is shocked and dismayed over the treatment of firefighters attending a house fire this week by drunken bystanders and that the volunteer village service had a critical piece of equipment stolen. Pictured: Puaikura volunteer Firefighters in the Arorangi School grounds checking equipments (Photo Puaikura Volunteer […]