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: Saturday September 1st, 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm
Cost: Adult: $5. Child (12 years and under): $2. Pay at door. All door sales will go towards the running of Tā’okota’i’anga.
This year, the theme is:
“Tuia te rito tangata e te rito vaerua
Itiki’ia ki te pito enua e toou tupu’anga rangatira
Ma te raranga kapiti mai i te au peu tūkētūkē.”
“Thread the fibres of humanity
Thread the fibres of spiritual well being
Bind together the essence of cultural identity
Weave together the diverseness of cultural awareness.”