Entries by Janet Akai

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 […]

[CLOSED] Call for expressions of interest for new members for Cook Islands Ta’okotai’anga Charitabale Trust [t/a] CIDANZ Board of Trustees

[UPDATE: EOI NOW CLOSED] The Cook Islands Taokotaianga Charitable Trust [t/a] CIDANZ  is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from individuals to join our Board of Trustees. These are voluntary, non-executive positions. We are seeking to recruit two new Board members to join us from August 2018. As part of this recruitment process, we are looking to […]

In the Garden with Papa Tom – A mission of sustainability

Tom Wichman, lovingly known as “Papa Tom”, is well known internationally for his work in Sustainability with the United Nations, and as a consultant to the Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture. During his years in the Cook Islands, he quickly learned that hydroponics would be beneficial to the island of Manihiki who’s soil was not […]

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oneBASKET Families – A Weekend of “Soul Food”

Four Pacific families – Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoan, and Niuean came together to deliver a rich experience of authentic Pacific food for the Pacific Start-Up Weekend Auckland funded by Pacific Business Trust. In 54 hours, attendees experienced the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. They also learned how to […]