Entries by Janet Akai

Tā’okota’i’anga 2018 Cultural Competition, Sat 1st Sept.

On Saturday 1st September, the Auckland University Cook Islands Association will be hosting a competition called Tā’okota’i’anga. It is a conference and cultural competition for all of the Cook Islands Students Associations from various tertiary institutions across New Zealand to come together, compete and celebrate our beautiful culture. Where: 7 Atiu pl, Favona, Auckland When: […]

Ina Michael: Consultant – Capital Build & Investment

We have an exciting shift in CIDANZ, and want acknowledge Ina Michael in his new role as a Consultant – Capital Build & Investment.  Ina was the foundational Chief Executive of CIDANZ and introduced CIDANZ as the new trading name, co-ordinated the production and implementation of priorities and actions flagged in the 2012-2015 NZ Cook Islands Development […]

Kōrero Rorouira Workshop for CILW2018 @CIDANZ Tuesday July 31 4-7pm

Sally (Ake) Nicholas was born in New Zealand, but soon after her family moved to Rarotonga to reconnect with the Cook Islands language, culture and family. She is currently a Lecturer at the AUT University. This Tuesday, Sally will be hosting a workshop open to all, using Toontastic to teach our reo Maori Kuki Airani. […]

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Empowering Young People Through Ei Katu-Making

Emerge Aotearoa provides a wide range of recovery and rehabilitation services designed to empower people to reach their full recovery potential. They believe that everyone is capable of living a meaningful life and are committed to helping their service users to be the best they can be – resulting in improved overall community well-being and participation. […]

2018 Cook Islands Language Week

As a Cook Islands organisation focused on community and economic development, we’ve had the greatest privilege liaising with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples in the national coordination of Cook Islands Language week. It is with pride that we announce the theme for this years Cook Islands Language Week 2018: Kia ngākau parau, kia rangarangatu to tatou […]

2018 Annual General Meeting – Mon 30 July, 6.00pm

The Taokotai’anga Charitable Trust (CIDANZ) will be holding our 2018 Annual General Meeting on: Date: Monday 30th July 2018 Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm Venue: oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D, 283 – 289 Kirkbride Road, Mangere. Hosted by the Board of Trustees, the AGM will provide the community with an update of the organisations developments from the past 12 […]

A Pacific Business Awards Night To Remember!

Four conch shell’s called out to the four corners of the room, a sound that echoed across the hearts and minds of everyone present. Bagpipes fused with the steady beat of drums, Tahitian dancers swaying in time to a rhythm never attempted before, the 2018 National Business Trust Awards evening opened with an unforgettable fusion […]

oneCHILD – A Hands-On Curriculum

As we draw closer to the turning of soil for the oneCHILD Centre Project this year, so too is the completion of the first ‘total immersion’ curriculum framework for the centre. Last week, Friday 15th June the oneCHILD Project Group met to view and discuss the proposal: Rima Akataka Approach – this is a hands on […]