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A New Day for Cooperative Action

"E Ra No Te 'Anga'anga Ta'okotai"

Supporting the sustainable socio-cultural and economic development of Cook Islands Communities across New Zealand.

Who We Are

We are the Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand, based in South Auckland, Mangere. Our mandate is to increase social and local economic development by supporting individuals and families to actively participate in initiatives that can generate financial wellness.



Our Focus: Joining together, Investing in ourselves, Working cooperatively,
and Innovation & Enterprise



Our Mission: A Unified and Prosperous Cook Islands Community



Our Vision: Advances & innovations in Cook Islands social, cultural, human and economic development are led and enriched by the contributions and confident, capable, and cooperative people, supported by an ecosystem responsive to their aspirations, needs and contributions.


Galvanising Cook Islanders to contribute better to New Zealand and Cook Islands society through leveraging, exchanging, and growing our collective power & energy.

What We Do


— We Enterprise

Our Enterprising Families programme allows us to work with families and communities to realise their enterprising goals and dreams.


— We Build Networks

We are connected with ten regions across New Zealand, Government/Local Government, community agencies etc. to develop our Cook islands people.


— We Strengthen

We provide communities with the tools to develop and strengthen themselves. 


— We Educate

We provide important information to our communities, because an educated community is an empowered community. 


— We Provide Care

We are connected with Cook Islands health officials to ensure that our communities are strong and healthy. 


— We Consult

In partnership with ten regions, we have redeveloped the Cook Islands Strategic Action Plan NZ (CIDSAP NZ) which guides our organisation.

Our Partners

Enterprising Family Testimonies

Rorani-Ah-To Family - Eman & Kauz Kitchen

“We are very family orientated, and our parents have been the backbone for our motivation to do what we do and want to achieve, to the best of our abilities”

“We are forever grateful to CIDANZ for giving us the opportunity to grow Eman and Kauz Kitchen. We’ve learned a lot about business, budgeting better and shopping smarter”

Fangaloka Family - oneCARE Response Packages

Through oneCARE, supported and funded by Pasifika Futures, CIDANZ was able to assist the Fangaloka Family who required assistance during the first lock down. 

“Thank you for your
amazing help to my family. We are so so blessed to receive this shopping. I will never forget this help. Much love to you and your organisation.”

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