Entries by Janet Akai

A Message from our newest Board Member – Terekino Vaireka

  Kia Orana, I was appointed onto the Cook Islands Taokotai’anga Board of Trustees in July 2018. I’m honoured for the appointment and the opportunity, and look forward to the challenges this role may present, but even moreso to the good work that we will no doubt do in our communities. First and foremost, I […]

Whanau Ora – Social Innovation Made ‘Accessible’

  CIDANZ is funded by Pasifika Futures ltd (PFL) under the Whanau Ora programme. As a key innovation partner of PFL our organisation has been a part of various opportunities to ensure that our family enterprises are able to access a market that values them and the services they provide. We have recently reconfirmed (oneBASKET […]

Old School Reserve – The Heart of Community Unity & Prosperity

On the 3 October 2018, the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board approved the Old School Reserve Master Plans for Public Consultation. This development has been a 9-year long journey for the Trust, several iterations over the years landed in September 2018, giving the Trust the best opportunity to finally build a sustainable community owned facility. oneVILLAGE has […]

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oneCHILD Project Build Set for early 2019!

We are one step closer to achieving a vision that has been in the works since the development of the Cook Islands Development Action Plan set in 2013 to 2022. The Ta’okotai’anga – CIDANZ is building the very first ‘total immersion’ Cook Islands Early Childhood Education Centre in Auckland.  Approved funding through the Ministry of Education for […]

Tom Ryan Cartage Limited Give Us a Helping Hand

Our organisation has a small team. We work hard to ensure that our communities get the very best of us as we work towards achieving our vision of a united and prosperous community. But we can’t always do it on our own, and rely on great people, organisations, businesses, and leaders like Tom Ryan Cartage […]

Pa Metua Super Gold Club Launch

  Our elders have lived rich lives rife with even richer knowledge. On Tuesday 2 October 2018, the Pa Metua Super Gold Club was lunched. The Purpose of the group is to embrace, to remember, to help live on the knowledge and precious teachings and lessons of my Ui Tupuna, yesterday, today for my tamariki […]

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Exhibition & Launch of CITVCNZ

On Monday 22nd October, the Cook Islands Taokotai’anga Vainetini Collective NZ (CITVCNZ) was officially launched at a Cook Islands exhibition. The Collective was first set-up in 2016 with three members – Tepori Teariki, Nana Kamo-Mataroa, and Vaine Areora. Over time, the group grew, becoming 44 members strong and steadily rising. With a vision to unite […]

We Are Hiring: Children & Youth Development Worker

We’re looking for an culturally sound, experienced and energized youth development worker to join our team. If you are passionate about supporting young people to build leadership, confidence, resilience, well being and entrepreneurship, and would like to work with a small team, we want to hear from you. The position aims to work with the […]

‘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 […]