Entries by Janet Akai

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“Path to Pacific Trade Show’ – An enterprising step forward

The Cloud was abuzz this past weekend hosting the ‘Path to Pacific Trade Show’ that packaged and brought to New Zealand the very best of our enterprising Pacific Islands. The day featured many traditional products such as tivaevae’s, ei katu’s, pearls from Manihiki, “organic jams and coconut soap from Fiji; rare gems and stunning handicrafts […]

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Kai Tupuna & SaMaori – Open for Another Season

Following the success of our food cooperative model at Papakura Netball Center in 2018, was the renewal of the contract that this weekend, saw two new families operating the cafeteria area’s. They were Kai Tupuna, owned and led by Cook Islands mother-daughter duo Tearoa & Michelle Potoru; and SaMaori, owned and operated by Samaon/Maori power […]

“Increasing Aucklanders Participation in Sport” – A Community Consultation

The Cook Islands sporting community participated in a consultation workshop on Wednesday 27th March 2019. The workshop was one of several consultations currently being undertaken by a small team from Auckland Council’s policy department. The aim of the workshop was to share with the community Auckland Council’s Sports Investment Plan for 2019 – 2039, and […]

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Mini Pasifika Pop-Up at Kirkbride Road, Mangere

In light of recent events, the last day of Polyfest and the whole of the Pasifika Festival was cancelled. Statement from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage: “Given the need to prioritise police resourcing following the terrible events in Christchurch, we have today decided to cancel the Pasifika Festival for […]

“Al-Salam Alaikum”, Peace Be Upon You – A Message from Our Chairman

[Pictured: Al-Madinah School students with their wonderful signs at the commemoration held on Wednesday 20th March] Al Salam Alaikum – peace be upon you, is a Muslim greeting that has blessed and opened many vigils across New Zealand. Before March 15th, it was a greeting spoken among our Muslim communities as a sign of respect […]

[APPLICATIONS CLOSED] JOB VACANCY: MANAGER – BUSINESS SUPPORT

At CIDANZ, smooth business and operational processes and systems are the key to our success. We’re in need of a business support manager for 30 hour per week with excellent organization skill and a personable disposition. You’ll be a strong and reliable support to company operations, maintaining and creating procedures, communication, and collaboration between the […]

[APPLICATIONS CLOSED] JOB VACANCY: DIRECTOR – RESEARCH, IMPACT & EVALUATION

At CIDANZ, knowing our impact, measuring our programs for long-term sustainable improvement is critical to our work, our relevance and operational success. We’re in need of a part-time 20 hours a week special someone with significant experience in the design and execution of evaluation strategies, social research, and outcomes measurement. We care deeply about the […]

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Pa Metua Super Gold Club Goes to Waiheke

Led by our Ambassador Nana Kamo-Mataroa, our Pa Metua Club went to Waiheke Island on March 12th, 2019. The Club was officially launched on October 2, 2018 with twelve new members pledging three things: to share and preserve their cultural knowledge for future generations, to document in a journal their insights and experiences; and to […]