Entries by Janet Akai

CIDSAP Review with the Regions

I teia epetoma I topa ake nei kua aere atu te pupu o te CIDANZ arataki ia e te vaine maata Rouruina Brown I te atoro atu I te iti tangata e noo nei ki te vaka Invecargill, Otepoti e te Waipounamu. Kare oki I rauka ana Ia Rouruina I te aru atu I te […]

Cook Islands strategic development in Action

In 2012, a small team from CIDANZ and the Takitumu Cultural Society travelled the length of New Zealand meeting with 9 regions to shape what became the Cook Islands Development Action Plan (CIDAP). The plan became the national framework that guided CIDANZ’s work and strategic direction. From these communities came 11 priorities and 59 actions. […]

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A Tivaevae of Local Government and Community

Knitted together through Na’au Night, local government and pacific communities came together to celebrate the goodness of our communities. Our arts and crafts were on display with a mini exhibition held my Auckland Newton Vainetini. Our food was also out in full force with traditional dishes like curried poko’nio, mitiore, sweet uto drinks, mainese, and […]

2019 CIDANZ Annual General Meeting

CIDANZ is where it is today because our community challenges us. In the best ways we are pushed, we are criticised, we are lifted, and we are even moved to tears. 2019 marks our tenth year in the community. We’ve learned a lot and made a few mistakes along the way. Over those years we’ve […]


Na’au Night – A Summer Series

  Na’au Night – A Summer Series is proudly sponsored by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), and Pasifika Futures Ltd (PFL). Created by the cooperative enterprising spirit of local families, Na’au Night, pronounced ‘NAH-OH’ means “for you”, is about raising the bar of Pacific food and beverage. In the […]

[NOW CLOSED] Job Vacancy: Business Growth & Investment Lead

At CIDANZ we care deeply about the families and communities we serve and about each other’s growth.  We work hard – because we know that our work changes lives and shapes communities. We are looking for a Business Growth and Investment Lead to join our team! You will play a key strategic role, contributing a […]

Cook Islands Speech Competition Now Open

  Registrations for the Auckland Cook Islands Speech competition is now open for Years 5-6 and Years 7-8. The competition will be held on Thursday 24th October 10.00am at Manurewa Intermediate School, 76 Russell Road. For more information contact Jay Upoko at jay@manurewaint.school.nz or Junior Peilua at juniorp@manurewaint.school.nz Phone: (09) 266 8268 ext 3079 Entries […]