Sep 2021 Newsletter


Kia orana tatou katoatoa

We hope this newsletter finds you in good health and warm as we continue to be challenged with the cold weather that we are receiving this winter, hurry up summer and of course the covid-19 situation.


We are still keen to hold the drumming workshop that was going to take place on the weekend of Saturday, 21 August 2021.

But the covid-19 is making it difficult, not only for us but for all.

Unfortunately until we go back down to Level 2 or possibly Level 1 we will be unable to hold the workshop, but we will keep you informed.

The workshop is for all, young or old, so if your wanting to learn the art of Cook Island Drumming be sure to keep a eye on further notifications when this will happen.

2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP

It's registration time again and we still want you to register your membership and join our progressive society, its only $10 for the year. All the details are on our website CLICK HERE look under the heading BECOME A MEMBER then click on register here or email ‚úČ our treasurer at

If you would like to view our Rules CLICK HERE


As with the drumming workshop it is the same for our Annual General Meeting, which was going to be held on Saturday, 4 September, obviously this too will be postponed until a later date.

The kūmiti will make a decision at our next ZOOM meeting when we can hold the AGM, we will send out information on this after the meeting.

We are still wanting your invovlement, so be sure to join our society when the AGM happens and bring along your contributions to helping us to make a difference.

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 we have added some resources and information

that might be helpful for you during this time of uncertainty

Click Here for Covid-19 Information in Te Reo Māori Kuki Āirani

We've been in lockdown for sometime as we tackle this outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19. However, we are a positive and resilient community one that cares for our families and communities and stamping this COVID-19 Delta out of Aotearoa.

As Primer Minister often mentions "Well done team".

As we move down to Level 3 we must still take precautions:

wearing a face masks,

hand washing,

letting fresh air into your home or work space,

sanitising, and

making sure to use the Covid Tracer app whenever you visit a business or premises.

For more information on what Alert Level 3 means for you click here goto to the Unite Against COVID-19 website

Thank you e meitaki ma'ata for all your efforts.


From the Ministry for Pacific Peoples if you need any support or financial help at this time please click here or on the Pacific Peoples logo to check out the support they can provide.

It's OK to ask for help.

As we work through this Covid-19 together, there are people and agencies able to support you, so be sure to check out the Ministry for Pacific Peoples website.


Click here to to watch a video about the covid-19 delta variant in te reo Māori Kuki Āirani


Click here to read information about the covid-19 vaccine in te reo Māori Kuki Āirani

Click here to read information about the covid-19 vaccine in English


Everyone's emotional and mental wellbeing is important

It is normal to feel anxious or stressed in times of difficulty, however,

there are lots of things you can do to feel better.

Click Here for some information


Dame Valerie Adams has our backs and has a message for us all,

click on the below image to listen to what she has to say

Meitaki ma'ata

Cook Islands(NZ) Society Kūmiti