COOK ISLANDS (nz) SOCIETY

220 HANSON STREET, NEWTOWN, WELLINGTON

COOK ISLANDS (nz) SOCIETY INC. @ PASIFIKA FESTIVAL 2018

KIA ORANA

Welcome to the Cook Islands Society a group based in Newtown, Wellington.

On this page, our events page, we will endeavour to post articles relating to the Cook Islands community.

If you have any articles of interest please email webmaster@cookislandssociety.org.nz with the details.

news, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, WORKSHOPS

OPEN DAY 2018

On Saturday 24 March 2018 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.

COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK

Cook Islands Language week ran from 29 July 2018 and runs through to 4 August 2018.

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

PASIFIKA FESTIVAL 2018

Every year Wellington City Council host a Pasifika Festival with the support of local Pasifika groups. This year the festival was held at Odlins Plaza on 20 Jan 2018.

The attending Pasifika groups provided a variety of cultural food, arts and crafts, Pacific beats and plenty of entertainment. The day was exciting and action packed, full of colour, and Wellington put on some of its great weather.

The Cook Islands (NZ) Society had planned to have a stall last year and have been busy making vibrant Ei Upoko as a fundraiser.

The demand for the Ei Upoko was large and required more to be made on the day.
It was a fabulous day that enabled our ethnically diverse city the opportunity to enjoy the pride and passion of the Pacific.

INAUGURAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW BACHELOR OF HEALTH DEGREE @ VIC UNI

A good degree for people who do not want to be a nurse, doctor, paramedic, pharmacist but want to be in the health arena.

If you know anyone who would be interested in this or want more information about the Bachelor of Health degree get them to look at this web page then click on the following pdf Victoria University Inaugural Scholarships

COMMEMORATING COOK ISLANDS SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR ONE (WWI)

Between Friday 17th April and Sunday 19th April 2015, three events were held in Wellington to commemorate the Cook Islands Soldiers that enlisted during Wwi

The beginning of CISWWO

In 2013 the Cook Islands High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand was approached by MP Alfred Ngaro regarding the possibility of commemorating the contributions of Cook Islands Soldiers that enlisted in World War One (WWI). The Cook Islands Soldiers of World War One (CISWWO) Committee was established consisting of the Cook Islands High Commissioner, MP Alfred Ngaro, MP Poto Williams and members of the Cook Islands Community.

The Cook Islands Soldiers of World War One (CISWWO) Committee was established consisting of the Cook Islands High Commissioner, MP Alfred Ngaro, MP Poto Williams and members of the Cook Islands Community. Planning for the inaugural commemorative event commenced soon after.  A commemorative service was held at the Te Akapuanga Hall in Porirua on Sunday 19th April 2014 followed a week later by commemorations facilitated by the Cook Islands Consulate and members of the Auckland Cook Islands Community on ANZAC Day in Auckland.

Wellington CISWWO Committee

as at 17th April 2014

H.E. Mr. Tekaotiki Matapo, Cook Islands High Commissioner

Mr. Alfred Ngaro, MP

Ms. Munukoapoto Williams, MP

Ms. Grace Hutton, Mr. Tinokura Tairea

Mr. Tuaine Robati, Ms. Helene Kay

Mr. Mataroa Paroro, Ms Vaiata Clarke

Ms. Sandra Tisam, First Secretary, Cook Islands High Commission

WELLINGTON CISWWO COMMITTEE

as at 11 July 2017

H.E. Teremoana Yala, Cook Islands High Commissioner

Mr. Alfred Ngaro, MP

Ms. Munukoapoto Williams, MP

Ms. Sandra Tisam, First Secretary, Cook Islands High Commission

Ms. Grace Hutton, Mr. Michel Tuffrey

Mr. Tuaine Robati, Ms. Jayne Tuffrey

Ms. Peru Kimiora, Ms. Vaiata Clarke

Ms. Tai Tuera, Mr. James Story

Ms. Anne Allan-Moetaua

The committee continues to meet to discuss how the centenary of WW1 can be commemorated for Cook Islanders and other Pacific men who enlisted in the New Zealand forces.

ARTICLE COURTSEY OF COOK ISLANDS SOLDIERS

HALL BOOKINGS

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SOCIETY CALENDAR

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DECEMBER-2018

01-DEC
Venue Booking #5761
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18-DEC
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