Entries by Janet Akai

Old School Reserve Open Day – June 1st, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

  A concept plan has been developed for the future development and use of Old School Reserve on Kirkbride Road in Māngere. The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has approved the plan for public consultation. And Auckland Council is wanting to seek feedback from the community on proposals within the concept plan. On Saturday 1st June, 1.00pm […]

A New Wave of Change-Makers

The birth of CIDANZ came from a place of determination to see our Cook Islands people becoming self-sustaining, financially free, culturally richer, and thriving in New Zealand. Although the vision and purpose for this place has remained the same, the people leading the great work we are doing has not. The direction of our organisation […]

Te Ara Museum – Job Vacancy

  TE ARA – The Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise was established in Rarotonga early 2017. It is an exciting new concept in Cook Island Tourism. Te Ara combines a museum, a cafe and a retail gallery, which serves as a business incubator for local artists and businesses. Te Ara is here to promote […]

“It Takes A Village…” – Pasifika Pink Shirt Day 2019

  “It takes a child to raise a village” has been a concept our communities have lived by for many years, and continued to do so today, 4th May 2019. Our communities came together to support the very first Pasifika Pink Shirt Day, sponsored by Mental Health Foundation NZ (MHF), and led by CIDANZ with […]

“Kia Matutu” – An ANZAC Day Message

  “Akamaroiroi tatou na e akaketaketa no to tatou nei au tangata, e te au Oire o to tatou Atua, e na Iahova e rave i tei meitaki iaia ra.” “Be strong and courageous! Let’s fight hard for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord’s will be done!” – […]

Pasifika Pink Shirt Day 2019 – “Courageous Conversations”

  Pink Shirt Day is celebrated globally, beginning in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a pear was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. We are proud to present the very FIRST Pasifika Pink Shirt Day 2019! Join us on Saturday 4th May 2019, 10.00am-2.00pm at the Mangere […]

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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 […]