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.

COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK

Cook Islands Language week ran from 29 July and runs through to 4 August.

This year's theme is all about being proud of our language reo Māori kūki Āirani and protect its future.

Below are some phrases to try out on your Cook Island friends:

Kia orana koe . . . Greetings to you

Peea ua koe ?  . . . How are you

Meitaki ua au . . . I am well

What is the time ? . . . Eaa te ora ?

Ae . . . Ok

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

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 ]


OPEN DAY

On Saturday 24 March the Cook Islands (NZ) Society, the Wellington Pipe Band and Regal Rovers had a Open Day in the car park at the corning of Hanson and Stokes St., Newtown.

We invited the local Neighbourhood to bring their families to come along enjoy a day to meet members of the various community groups in their area, talk and have some fun and laughter, listen to some Cook Islands Music, join in or ask about the making vibrant Ei Upoko.

During the day the Regal Rovers put on a gold coin BBQ, the Cook Islands Society provided a cuppa and a complimentary doughnut and also have some bags of doughnuts for sale, while the Wellington Pipe Band had a few members who played a few tunes.

For those who attended it was great to see you there.

news, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, WORKSHOPS

[ 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

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 have done some maintenance at the Hall.

EVENTS AND BOOKINGS

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

AUGUST-2018

04-AUG
Venue Booking #5306
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 01:00PM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

05-AUG
Venue Booking #5313
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 01:00PM)

05-AUG
Venue Booking #5555
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

07-AUG
Venue Booking #5504
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

07-AUG
Venue Booking #5526
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

11-AUG
Venue Booking #5575
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 06:00PM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

12-AUG
Venue Booking #5556
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

12-AUG
Venue Booking #5583
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 10:00AM)

14-AUG
Venue Booking #5505
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

14-AUG
Venue Booking #5527
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

19-AUG
Venue Booking #5557
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

21-AUG
Venue Booking #5506
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

21-AUG
Venue Booking #5528
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

25-AUG
Venue Booking #5321
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 06:00PM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

26-AUG
Venue Booking #5325
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 12:00PM)

26-AUG
Venue Booking #5558
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

28-AUG
Venue Booking #5507
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

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

SEPTEMBER-2018

01-SEP
Venue Booking #5320
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 10:00AM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

02-SEP
Venue Booking #5333
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 12:00PM)

02-SEP
Venue Booking #5559
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

04-SEP
Venue Booking #5508
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

08-SEP
Venue Booking #4945
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 10:00AM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

09-SEP
Venue Booking #4994
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 10:00AM)

09-SEP
Venue Booking #5560
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

11-SEP
Venue Booking #5509
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

11-SEP
Venue Booking #5531
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

16-SEP
Venue Booking #5561
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

18-SEP
Venue Booking #5510
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

18-SEP
Venue Booking #5532
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

23-SEP
Venue Booking #5562
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

25-SEP
Venue Booking #5511
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 06:00PM and 08:30PM)

25-SEP
Venue Booking #5533
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 08:30PM and 10:00PM)

29-SEP
Venue Booking #5578
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use from 04:00PM including the rest of the day and night then continuing tomorrow)

30-SEP
Venue Booking #5563
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use between 03:00PM and 05:00PM)

30-SEP
Venue Booking #5587
The venue is booked for a private function.
(The venue will be in use today upto 12:00PM)

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

2018/19 COMMITTEE

CHAIRPERSON

Manea Allan-Moetaua

chairperson@cookislandssociety.org.nz

VICE CHAIRPERSON

Tui Tararo

vicechair@cookislandssociety.org.nz

TREASURER and

BOOKING MANAGER

Harry Meinders

treasurer@cookislandssociety.org.nz

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Desmond Tupangaia

treasurer@cookislandssociety.org.nz

SECRETARY

Moana Makapelu Lee

secretary@cookislandssociety.org.nz

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Mata Raka

WCC AWARD