COOK ISLANDS (nz) SOCIETY

220 HANSON STREET, NEWTOWN, WELLINGTON

COOK ISLANDS (nz) SOCIETY INC. - ESTABLISHED 1964

KIA ORANA

Welcome to the Cook Islands Society a group based in Newtown, Wellington. We are a group that provides a point of contact and foster the interest and opportunities for all Cook Islanders residing in the greater Wellington area.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society is currently open as per the ALERT LEVEL 2 guidelines set by the Government.

The Government guidelines specify that only groups of 10 can congregate.

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society want to continue being proactive about protecting those who need it due to a compromised immunity system and our elderly members of the community to slow down any possible spread of the virus.

Use of our hall will be opened, at this stage, only to our regular users providing they are able to only have groups of 10 in our hall at any given time.

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society has provided various supplies to assist with cleaning along with providing hand sanitiser, it is up to individuals to adhere to washing hands and the distancing requirements.

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society has also provided the necessary contact tracing facilities, if you have any queries please contact our chairperson via email, click here.

Please do keep yourself safe and help the elderly or house bound members in your own neighbourhood.

Look out for each other, look after your family and friends and be kind to each other.

E kia manuia

Meitaki atupaka

Cook Islands (NZ) Society

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Kia orana kotou

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society had its AGM on Saturday, 14 September 2019.

The AGM started at midday with a kaikai put on by the Society, we had a productive meeting with new members being appointed on the kumiti, an exciting start to another year.

No te mānganui o te tāngata, ka kā ake te a’i, ei tāma’ana i te katoa.
From the contributions of many, the home fire will stay alight and provide warmth for all.

Below you can find the Reports presented at the AGM.

2019 AGM Reports

Meitaki ma'ata

Cook Islands(NZ) Society Kumiti

TIARE MAORI RADIO STATION

LAUNCHING OF TIARE MAORI RADIO

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society is supporting the new Tiare Maori Radio Station, the main radio annoucers are Mata Rakanui and Kimi David, who broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm through radio access.

The radio station is not free so if you feel like supporting and wish to submit a donation you can do this by making a deposit in the below account.

Please ensure to use TiareMaori in the Particulars/Reference Field so we can identify the deposit:

BANK: ANZ

ACCOUNT NAME: Cook Islands (NZ) Society

ACCOUNT NO.: 01-0505-0086188-00

Meitaki ma'ata

Cook Islands(NZ) Society Kumiti on behalf of Tiare Maori Radio

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2019

SOCIAL CELEBRATING

Cook Islands Constitution Day and Cook Islands Maori Language Week

Te'Epetoma ot te reo Maori Kuki 'Airani Taku rama, ta'au toki: ora te reo

On the Saturday 3 August 2019 the Cook Islands Society held a social to celebrate the Cook Islands Constitution and Cook Islands Maori Language Week.

There was Cook Islands Kaikai/Food available, a parade of the  best dressed Cook Islands styles outfit. and a Turou Competition. Those who attended had plenty of fun.

HALL BOOKINGS

Looking for a place to hold your special occassion or have a location close to Newtown, Wellington for a visiting group, why not check out our facilities.

[ CLICK HERE ] To book our Hall for your special occasion or group.

BECOME A MEMBER

If you would like to become a financial member or just a supporter of our society click on the below link.

[ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ]


HAVE YOUR SAY

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society would like to hear from you all particularly if you have anything you would like to suggest where you think the Society should be heading into the future be sure to share your ideas with us via our chair person click on the following email address to send your thoughts.

chairperson@cookislandssociety.org.nz

PASIFIKA FESTIVAL 2019

Pasifika Festival was held again on 19 Jan 2019 there was lots of support from local Pasifika families and friends as various Pasifika groups put on displays, food and music. The Cook Islands (NZ) Society also had a stall displaying and selling vibrant Ei Upoko and pareu. This year the festival will be held at Odlins Plaza and started at midday, it was a great day with lots of fun and laughter from those who came and enjoyed the day.

The attending Pasifika groups provided a variety of tasty cultural food, arts and crafts, Pacific beats, plenty of entertainment. The Cook Islands (NZ) Society has a stall selling vibrant Ei Upoko as a fundraiser. It was great to see you there.

OPEN STREETS 2018

On Saturday 28 October 2018 the Cook Islands (NZ) Society joined in Te Ara Tapere ki Poneke / OpenStreets Celebration.

This event was held in Wellington City where various different groups came encouraged the general public to come and have a go at language and other activities available.

The Cook Islands Society encouraged the public to join in participate in the making vibrant Ei Upoko. The day was great with mild winds and plenty of sun and smiles it was great to see you there.

news, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, WORKSHOPS

[ CLICK HERE ] to read about Open Day 2018.

[ CLICK HERE ] to read about Pasifika Festival 2018.

[ CLICK HERE ] to read about inaugural scholarship for BA of Health @ Vic Uni.

[ CLICK HERE ] to read about Cook Islands Soldiers of World War One.

PAREU NIGHT AT THE SOCIETY HALL

MUSIC VIDEO

Recently the Cook Islands (NZ) Society hired out the hall to a Director, Loren Taylor who requested to use our hall for a Music Video, check out the video and see if you can recognise the venue.

WIFI @ THE HALL

As part of our service improvements at the Cook Islands (NZ) Society we now offer free WiFi at our Hall, so be sure to indicate that you wish to use WiFi when you book our Hall,

[ CLICK HERE ] to book our hall for you special occassion.

FUNDRAISING

The Cook Islands Society are currently on a fundraising drive we thank those who participate for your support. Proceeds will support implementing new and improved services to our Hall.

Big thanks to all who have supported our monthly fundraising events.

From your support we have implemented free WiFi to those who hire the hall. We also purchased 10 new trestle tables for hall hirers and continue to do maintenance at the Hall.

EVENTS AND BOOKINGS

[company] events from: to: as at: [today=dmy]

MAY-2020

01-MAY
Journey of Self Discovery
Journey of Self Discovery Programme
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 10:00PM)

03-MAY
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

05-MAY
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

05-MAY
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

07-MAY
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

08-MAY
Journey of Self Discovery
Journey of Self Discovery Programme
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 10:00PM)

09-MAY
Venue Booking #7141
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 05:00PM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

10-MAY
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

10-MAY
Venue Booking #7636
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 10:30AM)

11-MAY
Cook Islands (NZ) Society
Kumiti Meeting 6pm
(The venue will be in use between 05:00PM and 09:00PM)

12-MAY
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

12-MAY
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

14-MAY
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

17-MAY
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

19-MAY
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

19-MAY
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

21-MAY
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

24-MAY
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

26-MAY
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

26-MAY
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

28-MAY
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

30-MAY
Wellington Batucuda
Samba Workshop
(The venue will be in use between 10:00AM and 06:00PM)

31-MAY
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

31-MAY
Wellington Batucuda
Samba Workshop
(The venue will be in use between 10:00AM and 06:00PM)

[company] events from: to: as at: [today=dmy]

JUNE-2020

02-JUN
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

02-JUN
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

04-JUN
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

07-JUN
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

08-JUN
Cook Islands (NZ) Society
Kumiti Meeting 6pm
(The venue will be in use between 05:00PM and 09:00PM)

09-JUN
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

09-JUN
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

11-JUN
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

14-JUN
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

16-JUN
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

16-JUN
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

18-JUN
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

21-JUN
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

23-JUN
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

23-JUN
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

25-JUN
Batucada Tui
Band Practice
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

28-JUN
Wellington Batucada
Wellington Batucada Band Practise
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

30-JUN
African Beats NZ
Community Drum Classes
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

30-JUN
Moringa Dancers
Community Dance Classes
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 09:30PM)

OTHER LINKS

COOK ISLANDS MAORI DICTIONARY

Free Online Dictionary of Rarotongan & Cook Islands Maori.

[ CLICK HERE ] to access the dictionary

TE PUNANGA O TE REO KUKI AIRANI INC

Ko toku Reo ko toku ia mana – My language is my power!
Our mission at Te Punanga O Te Reo Kuki Airani is to preserve and support the Cook Islands language, Culture and provide quality childcare and education to all our children who come though our doors.

[ CLICK HERE ]  to view more information.

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

The Victoria University Cook Islands Students Association aims to empower Aotearoa-based Cook Islands youth to become successful and caring individuals.

[ CLICK HERE ]  to view more information.

P.I.C NETBALL

P.I.C Netball Club originated from the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Wellington NZ in 1953, to provide for the spiritual and recreational needs of its growing population.  P.I.C is a club with a strong proud heritage.  We have built and maintained a strong extended family environment for all our members.

[ CLICK HERE ]  to view more information.

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre was established in 1977 and serves as another link in the Newtown Community providing a variety of services to the local residents.

[ CLICK HERE ] to view more information.

SOCIETY CALENDAR

2019/20 COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Grace Hutton

chairperson@cookislandssociety.org.nz

VICE CHAIRPERSON

Franz Fleischanderl

vicechair@cookislandssociety.org.nz

TREASURER and

BOOKING MANAGER

Harry Meinders

treasurer@cookislandssociety.org.nz

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Desmond Tupangaia

treasurer@cookislandssociety.org.nz

SECRETARY

Ana Tupangaia

secretary@cookislandssociety.org.nz

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Mata Raka

WCC AWARD