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When you’re able to transfer what’s in your mind onto paper for people to see, that’s art!

After talking to David Maruariki and featuring his journey over the last couple of weeks, I couldn’t help but think of my younger brother Tereapii or Apii as he is known to many. Apii and David use to hang around in Avatiu sharing their arts amongst other passions. Apii is youngest of our clan and …

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A Tivaevae of Local Government and Community

Knitted together through Na’au Night, local government and pacific communities came together to celebrate the goodness of our communities. Our arts and crafts were on display with a mini exhibition held my Auckland Newton Vainetini. Our food was also out in full force with traditional dishes like curried poko’nio, mitiore, sweet uto drinks, mainese, and …

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CLOSED – Funding applications for 2019 Cook Islands Language Week Events & Activities

  The Cook Islands community are the second largest Pacific ethnic group in New Zealand (after Samoans) making up 20% (61,839) of the Pacific population (295,941) with 59.5% (36,810) living in the Auckland region (Census 2013). The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 4th …

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“Path to Pacific Trade Show’ – An enterprising step forward

The Cloud was abuzz this past weekend hosting the ‘Path to Pacific Trade Show’ that packaged and brought to New Zealand the very best of our enterprising Pacific Islands. The day featured many traditional products such as tivaevae’s, ei katu’s, pearls from Manihiki, “organic jams and coconut soap from Fiji; rare gems and stunning handicrafts …

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Mini Pasifika Pop-Up at Kirkbride Road, Mangere

In light of recent events, the last day of Polyfest and the whole of the Pasifika Festival was cancelled. Statement from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage: “Given the need to prioritise police resourcing following the terrible events in Christchurch, we have today decided to cancel the Pasifika Festival for …

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Tokoroa Cook Islands Community Set the Theme for Cook Islands Language Week 2019

Cook Islands language week has been a project that we have committed to administering across New Zealand for our Cook Islands communities. We do this in partnership with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, and have done so for over four years now. It is a project of the heart because the process of setting the …

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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 …

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