Cook Islands Language Week

 

2018 CILW Poster 2 July

The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018. See what is happening hear you. Note Events/Activities, Locations, Dates & Times are subject to change.

Region: Auckland

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Auckland Cook Islands Community – Draft Program

Saturday 28th July

Auckland community launch of language week & flag raising ceremony

TBC

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Sunday 29th July

Prayer service

Mangere Polynesia Centre

9.00am – 11.00am

Monday 30th July

String band celebrating and learning our Reo through music, led by our Pasifika Mama’s

MIT

10.00am – 12.00pm

Opening Ceremony for Cook Islands language week led by Auckland University Cook Islands Association (AUCISA)

Fale Pasifika

10.00am – 12.00om

Arts & Crafts session: Taviri ei, akatanagi ukarere, pareu tying, traditional games, drumming & dancing led by the Auckland University Cook Islands Association (AUCISA).

Fale Pasifika

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tuesday 31st July

Storytelling led by Jacinda Stowers and Pacific Mama’s West

TBC

10.00pm – 3.00pm

Debate: “Naai e apii i tatau mokopuna to taua reo” – Who will teach our young people our language?

MIT Centre

9.30am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 1st August

Tunu Kai Maori – Cooking traditional Cook Islands food

Takitumu Hall

9.00am – 11.00pm

Wednesday 2nd August

Reo Maori Day

Auckland Library Exhibition

9.00 – 3.30pm

Opening Te Maeva Nui 2018

22 Station Road, Otahuhu

12.00pm – TBC

Friday 3rd August

Tamariki Tuareka Day

Te Tuareka Venue Manurewa Netball Courts

10.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 4th August

Constitution Day: Flag raising Celebrate Cook Islands designers: Tiare Taina, Varu etc.

Whare Koa, Mangere

8.00am – 10.00am

Auckland University of Technology

Tuesday 31st July

Toontastic Workshop: Using technology to tell stories in reo Maori. This workshop to be attended by children and young people who are non-speakers or learners. They would work in groups, buddied with a speaker of the language to animate a story in Maori. For an example of the end result expected from this workshop, check out: https://youtu.be/ULzoQlhC-hc

oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D 283 – 289 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, Auckland

4.00pm – 7.00pm

Homai Primary School – In-school Program

Monday 30th July

Greetings & Intro’s – raising the flag, assembly introduction with an Imene Tuki

Homai Primary School

TBC

Tuesday 31st July

Classroom language learning through food

Homai Primary School

TBC

Wednesday 1st August

Expo & Food with Family – families to come to Homai Primary to visit student stalls & stations.

Homai Primary School

TBC

Thursday 2nd August

Arts & Crafts day with an exhibition of mats, tivaevae’s, drums, costumes, headpieces and pareu’s.

Homai Primary School

TBC

Friday 3rd August

Closing celebration at Kia Orana Day with a pageant, talent quest, and a finale performance.

Homai Primary School

TBC

Enuamanu Youth – Month of Cook Islands Language – Draft Program

Friday 3rd August

Storytelling – To be delivered by Tuaratini (and her assistant) from Turou Takitua. Tuaratini will deliver an interactive storytelling session where the audience will get the opportunity to participate in the story.

Atiu Hall, 7 Atiu Place, Mangere, Auckland

TBC

Friday 10th August

Drums & Dance – To be delivered by Tuaratini and Jacinda Ama-Stowers. This session will give the audience the opportunity to learn to place a Cook Islands beat at the basic level. The participants will also learn basic movements of the Cook Islands dance.

TBC

Friday 17th August

Recap of Drums & Dance session – quickly run through what was learnt in last weeks session.

TBC

Traditional Games – Mama’s & Papa’s to demonstrate and explain some of the games they played back in the islands. Everyone to get an opportunity to try out these games.

TBC

Friday 24th August

Showcase – Drums & Dance performance. Demonstration of games learnt from the previous session & share a meal with our Mama’s & Papa’s talking about the different dishes they had while growing up in the Cook Islands.

TBC

Friday 31st August

Wrap up Cook Islands Language Month, begin in the planning stages for September – Community month.

TBC

Southern Cross Campus School – In-school Program

Sunday 29th July

AKATUERA – Opening prayer, welcoming led by MC John Kiria, opening hymn, national anthem, invocation – invitation, Pure Akatapu, Orometua, Closing hymn – Aue Te Okotai, Benediction – Invitation. End with Kaikai Time at 4.00pm.

Southern Cross Campus School Auditorium

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Monday 30th July

KIA ORANA – UTI Reva – National anthem, and lord’s prayer

8.30am

YEAR 9 & 10 ASSEMBLY – Movie, history, floorshow

10.30am – 11.20am

Tuesday 31st July

TUROU, UTI REVA – National Anthem, PURE, Staff Professional Development, History of the Cook Islands – Ru from Avaiki, Ruled by Ariki, James Cook, John Williams, Rev Papehia, New Zealand, Independent, Constitution Celebration, NZ Citizen

8.00am

DRUM & DANCE - William Kiria, Henry Poiri, Tupou Thorpe, Pattie Piiti, Destiny Kiria, Mahuta Williams

1.10pm – 1.40am

Wednesday 1st August

INE? UTI REVA – National anthem, and lord’s prayer

8.30am

String band performance to entertain students, teachers, and parents.

1.40pm – 2.10pm

Thursday 2nd August

MEITAKI, UTI REVA – National Anthem, PURE – Practise/revise, Kia Orana, Turou oro mai, Ine? Meitaki, Aere ra, Kia Manuia

8.30am

YEAR 11 – 13 ASSEMBLY – Movie, History, Floorshow

10.30am – 11.20am

Concert Night – Fundraise, Cook Islands culture group performance – Manea Trio & Anuanua Trio

6.00pm – 8.30pm

Friday 3rd August

AERE RA, UTI Reva – National Anthem, Pure – Destiny Kiria & Wiseman Mataiti

8.30am

TUAREKA TRUST TRIP led by Mr Aniterea, Vaine Taia, Natalia Natini, & Pattie Piiti, followed by Kaikai Time.

Tuareka Trust Early Learning Centre, Manurewa

9.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday 4th August

KIA MANUIA, TAMATAORA - TARERE IMENE E TE URA, followed by KAIKAI TIME, & a PURE AKAOTI – ending prayer

Southern Cross Campus School Auditorium

9.00am – 4.00pm

Te Tuareka O Manurewa Punanga Reo – Draft Program

TBC

Te Maeva Nui performance for ECE

Manurewa Netball Court Hall, Browns Road

TBC

Mangere Town Centre

Wednesday 1st August

Mini Cook Islands Food Market

A mini food market with all the delicacies you’d expect at any Cook Island event. Happening from 10am to 130pm make sure you don't miss out!

Mangere Town Centre, 93 Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland

10.00am – 1.30pm

Saturday 4th August

Cook Islands Performance

A beautiful display of tivaevae, pareu, necklaces, paintings and the delicious Monoi Tiare check out our mini Arts and crafts market and stick around for a morning full of amazing talent by Te Au Moana Dance Group, Ernestina Bonsu-Maro, and the cutest cookie kids group.

10.00am – 1.30pm

Region: Canterbury

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Ashburton Cook Islands Community

Sunday 29th July

Celebration Service – this service will include several churches in the Ashburton region to honor and celebrate Cook Islands Language Week. This will entail encouraging young generations to participate and engage through scripture reading and traditional hymns.

TBC

TBC

After Event: Following the service, the event will take place where by the outer groups (those present) will present a dialect phrase for learning and present a well-known or classic song that represents their island.

TBC

TBC

Region: Christchurch

*Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki ‘Āirani at Christchurch City Libraries


Scavenger Hunt with a Cook Island Twist

This is a chance to search the library and see how Cook Island words are spelt. Complete the worksheet and greet your lovely library staff with the Cook Islands phrases. If your librarian sees that you gave the phrases a try, you will be rewarded.

Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August. Available throughout the day at Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries.


StoryTimes with a Cook Island Twist

Some libraries will be adding some cultural elements from the Cook Islands to their StoryTimes! Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular, find a library near you that will be sharing these unique experiences.

Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August. Available at Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries


For more information about the activities provided by the Christchurch city libraries and to learn some Cook Island phrases, visit HERE.

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

NOTE

Saturday

28th July

Official Opening of Cook Islands Language Week

Te Hapua Halswell Centre

341 Halswell Road

Christchurch 8025

11.00am – 2.00pm

Minister for Pacific Peoples and other dignitaries in attendance

Sunday

29th July

Christchurch: the opening of Cook Islands Language Week will be celebrated at various churches (there will be no combined inter-denominational service in Christchurch

Various Cook Island churches

Determined by church service times

 

Monday

30th July

Learn basic conversational Te Reo Maori Kuki Airani through an interactive workshop.

TBC

5-8pm

This workshop is aimed at youth, the Cook Island community and the general public with a focus on NZ-born and raised Cook Islanders.

Monday

30th July

Static display at Christchurch City Libraries

Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries

9am – 4pm

*Please see below for details

Tuesday

31st July

Static display at Christchurch City Libraries

Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries

9am – 4pm

*Please see below for details

Wednesday

1st August

Static display at Christchurch City Libraries

Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries

9am – 4pm

*Please see below for details

Cook Islands Chants, Drumming, Songs

Southern Institute of Technology. 60 Waterloo Road, Hornby

5.30pm – 8pm

An introduction to key elements of Cook Islands culture such as pe’e/chants, drumming, songs etc.

Thursday

2nd August

Static display at Christchurch City Libraries

Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries

9am – 4pm

*Please see below for details

Friday

3rd August

Static display at Christchurch City Libraries

Aranui, South, Spreydon, Te Hāpua and Upper Riccarton Libraries

9am – 4pm

*Please see below for details

Kuki Airani Fiafia Evening

Te Hapua Halswell Centre

341 Halswell Road

Christchurch 8025

7pm – 10pm

Kuki Airani cultural evening with pe’e/chants, drumming, songs and lots of dancing

Saturday

4th August

The closing ceremony for Cook Islands Language Week

Te Hapua Halswell Centre

341 Halswell Road

Christchurch 8025

11am – 12.30pm

The closing of Cook Islands Language Week will be marked with a flag raising ceremony celebrating Cook Islands Constitution Day (self-governance anniversary) with a traditional muumuu / fashion show, music and songs

Region: Waikato

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Waikato University Cook Islands Association

Tuesday 31st July

Ei Katu Workshop: This event is focused on creating a meaningful relationship with ur members and the pametua’s of Hamilton. Many of members are from the Cook Islands and being in New Zealand is a first-time experience for them. As such, this event is centered on rekindling a sense of cultural identity through conversation with our pametuas’; over ei katu making. This event allows the youth of WUCIA to know who their Cook Islands Community is here in Waikato. Moreover, it provides our pametua of Waikato, with the opportunity to share their cultural and personal anecdotes about their life in the Cook Islands, and what it means to be a Cook Islander here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

King Street First Church

TBC

Thursday 2nd August

Quiz Night: This event is centered on Cook Islands history, culture, language, and heritage. This event is Cook Islands theme quiz night comprised of 6 categories, estimated to be 2 hours in duration. We plan that this event will promote Cook Islands language and culture to both Cook Islanders and non-Cook Islanders within the Waikato region, but namely Hamilton and the Waikato University community.

King Street First Church

TBC

Friday 3rd August

Poem Competition: The poem competition will be conducted through our Facebook page. The theme for the poem competition is still being finalised, but it will be centred on “Experiencing New Zealand through Cook Islands body – Struggle, Resilience, Loss, and Pride”. We will be asking Cook Islanders to email their submissions to the WUCIA email account, and the poems will be judged by a select committee. There will be two sections a Cook Islands Maori section and an English section.

Online Platform

TBC

Hamilton Cook Islands Association

Sunday 29th July

Cook Islands Service

11 King Street

3.00pm

Monday 30th July

Facebook Office Challenge contact Tiare Tuakana

Online: https://goo.gl/92hvsn

 

Tuesday 31st July

MKR – My Kuki Airani Rules, contact Mareta Matenga 021315467 for details & rules

Wintec Rotokauri Site

6.00pm

Wednesday 1st August

Pa Metua Pakari Ra

Day for our elders, costs $10.00 and includes lunch. Contact Rouruina Toa 021999512 or Orapa 07 843 7462

Waikato Indoor Bowling Centre, Duncan Road, Hamilton

10.30am – 2.00pm

Thursday 2nd August

Tamariki Kanga Night & Culture Night

11 King Street

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Friday 3rd August

Tivaevae Workrshop, $5.00pp, limited spaces available. Contact Tiare Tuakana 0210465963.

11.00am – 2.00pm

Cook Islands Community Society (Tokoroa) Inc.

Sunday 29th July

“Aro’a atu, aro’a mai.” Love shown, Love gained

Uapou Kapiti

St. Lukes PIC, Tokoroa

3.00pm

Facebook Challenge: “Sing a song with the word “Aro’a” in it”

Do a ‘High Note’ challenge with the song ‘My God Loves Me’: ‘Aro’a mai te Atua iaku, I te au mea taku e kite nei, Ko te anuanua kua iti mai li roto iaku, Aro’a mai te Atua iaku.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Monday 30th July

 

“Aro’a atu i to Ei Katu” Love your Ei Katu.

Island Night $20.00

Get an authentic Cook Islands experience at an Island Night with a live band and two course buffets. Seating limited, for more information call 078860010.

Central Café Bridge Street, Tokoroa

6.00pm

Workshop for Students: Making Ei Katu’s

TBC

9.00am – 10.00am

Facebook Challenge: “Take a photo or make a video describing your favorite Ei Katu”

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Tuesday 31st July

 

“Aro’a atu I to’ou kopapa” Love your Body.

Workshop for Students: Block Printing

TBC

9.00am

Akatikatika uaua with the Mama’s & Papa’s

TBC

10.00am

Hulanesian with Lucy

Events Centre, Tokoroa

6.00pm

Facebook Challenge: “Mob Challenge”

Get a group and record yourselves doing a physical activity learning the Maori names of the body: Upoko, pakuivi, turi, manga vaevae (x3), taringa, mata, va’a, putangiu.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Wednesday 1st August

 

“Aro’a atu I to’ou au taeke”

Love your friends

Kia Orana Day & Mini-Market

Mufti day with a market for students at Tokoroa High School

Tokoroa High School

10.30am

“Eperenia Kapiti” Friendship Day

Forest View High School, Tokoroa

All Day

Power Up Homework Class

Forest View High School, Tokoroa

3.00pm

Open School Social – Must have current student ID to enter.

Tokoroa High School Hall

7.00pm – 10.00pm

Facebook Challenge: “Introduce your friend in Cook Islands Maori”

Introduce them either in the description of your photo or saying it in a video.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Thursday 2nd August

 

“Ngakau parau I ta te rima I ma’ani” Be proud of what the hands have made.

Hot Cook Islands Donuts!

Ngakau parau au I toku au metua tei tunu I te virviri. We are proud our donut-makers, so get yours at St. Lukes, available all day!

St. Lukes, Tokoroa

All Day

Facebook Challenge: Appreciate the Hands That Feed You

Take a photo or video of you making something for someone, or someone making something for you.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Friday 3rd August

 

“Aro’a atu i te Oire” Love your town

Punanga Reo Taokotai’anga

St. Lukes, Tokoroa

10.00am

Porinetia Faatasi Koni Raoni

St. Lukes, Tokoroa

11.00am

Makete I te po (Night Market)

Tokoroa High School

5.00pm

Facebook Challenge: Your Favorite Place

Take a photo or a video of your favorite place in town. “Teniteni te matakeinanga, koakoa te matekainanga”, a Mangaian saying – “The homeland celebrates, the homeland rejoices”

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Saturday 4th August

 

“Aro’a atu i to’ou enua” Love your island, love your country

Tivaevae Pursuit

$40 for a team of four. Enter through Maine Tarai or show up on the night.

Tokoroa High School

6.00pm

Facebook Challenge: Show Appreciation

“Maara i Ripo e te va’anga akari”. This is a Mangaian saying to remind us of the people who enabled us to be the people we are today. Visit people today and show kindness where you can.

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Sunday 5th August

 

“Aro’a atu, aro’a mai” Kindness shown, kindness gained

Pure Kapiti, Pure Oroa

TBC

11.00am

Closing: Tapiri’anga o te Epetoma Reo Maori Kuki Airani ki raua i te Raukawa FM

Radio

6.00pm

Facebook Challenge: Show Love

How will you show love today? Post a picture or video of your answer on our Facebook page

Online: https://www.facebook.com/16thstar/

All Day

Region: Hawkes Bay

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Iti Tangata Taokotai o te Ao

Sunday 29th July

Cook Islands Church Service

Showcasing the Cook Islands language through church service and Sunday school with the use of scripture, prayer and song.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Sunday School Activities

Hawkes Bay

4.00pm

Cook Islands Home and Living practices

These classes will have the benefit of teaching cultural practices around the Cook Ilands way of living, which includes cooking, and craft making.

Hawkes Bay

5.00pm

Cook Islands Song & Dance Lessons

Learn language through song and dance

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Monday 30th July

Workshop: Cook Islands Genealogy

Raise the proficiency of Cook Islands language using genealogy information including place names, names of families, and ancestral information to string together an introduction specific to each person.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Language Classes

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the language taught in a safe and encouraging environment.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Friday 3rd August

Workshop: Cook Islands Genealogy

Raise the proficiency of Cook Islands language using genealogy information including place names, names of families, and ancestral information to string together an introduction specific to each person.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Language Classes

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the language taught in a safe and encouraging environment.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Cook Islands Home and Living practices

These classes will have the benefit of teaching cultural practices around the Cook Ilands way of living, which includes cooking, and craft making.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Cook Islands Song & Dance Lessons

Learn language through song and dance

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Saturday 4th August

Workshop: Cook Islands Genealogy

Raise the proficiency of Cook Islands language using genealogy information including place names, names of families, and ancestral information to string together an introduction specific to each person.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Cook Islands Home and Living practices

These classes will have the benefit of teaching cultural practices around the Cook Ilands way of living, which includes cooking, and craft making.

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Cook Islands Song & Dance Lessons

Learn language through song and dance

Hawkes Bay

TBC

Region: Manawatu – Wanganui

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Avaiki Reo Kuki Airani – Palmerston North

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August

Cultural Workshops

Tivaevae from design to sewing, ei katu making, drumming, dancing, carving, weaving and singing.

Palmerston North

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 4th August

Constitution Day

Palmerston North

TBC

Region: Wellington

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Victoria Cook Islands Association

Saturday 28th July

Cultural Music & Performance Show

Victoria University

TBC

Te Punanga O Te Reo Kuki Airani – In-school Program

Monday 30th July

Raising of the NZ and Cook Islands Flag followed by NZ and Cook Islands National Anthems

Postgate School, Staithes Drive North, Whitby, Porirua

9:05am

Pacifit Hula Active Session

9.30am

Staffroom for Light Cook Island Kaikai

10.15am

Donut making

28 Herald Street, Berhamore, Wellington

TBC

Tuesday 31st July

Cook Islands language lab – guest speaker Mama Tepaeru Tereora. She will be sharing stories and legends with the children about her childhood. She will also be teaching the children how to weave with wax.

TBC

Wednesday 1st August

Katikatia – Children will be learning the story and re-enacting it, creating a book to share for our open day.

TBC

Friday 3rd August

Te Punanga O Te Reo Open Day – opening with breakfast

8.00am – 9.00am

Pure

9.00am

Sing Cook Islands national anthem, followed by a Tuoro by the children

10.00am

Activities: Music and dance, coconut grating, making poi

10.15am – 11.00am

Pareu making – learning how to make different styles using tie dye and screen printing, making ei’s, and weaving – our Nana Pareu will take us through some basic skills of weaving with flax.

11.00am – 11.45am

Kaikai

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Te Epetoma O Te Reo Maori Kuki Airani Kumiti

Sunday 29 July

Te au ekalesia

Parish based activities

Day

Monday 30th July

Te Punanga o te Reo Kuki Airani (Berhampore)

Toru Fetu Punanga (Porirua) St Frances Xavier

Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School

Cannons Creek School Newtown School

St Anne School

Word/ phrase of the day / 5 quiz questions Various libraries across the region/ National Library

Cook Islands Flag Raising Ei Katu Making WorkshopFood Tasting (mayonnaise, Ika Mata) Cook Islands Art Exhibition at Whitireia

Punanga

Toru Fetu Punanga St Frances Xavier Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School

Cannons Creek School Newtown School

St Anne School Online distribution

Various libraries Wellington, Porirua, Petone Weltech/Whitireia Petone

Porirua, Wellington

TBC

Tuesday 31st July

Te Punanga o te Reo Kuki Airani (Berhampore)

Toru Fetu Punanga (Porirua)

Adult learners of te reo Maori Kuki Airani Discovery School

Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Cannons Creek Newtown School St Anne

Word/ phrase of the day / 5 quiz questions Various libraries across the region/ National Library

Ei Katu making Tivaivai Exhibition

Cook Islands Arts Exhibition

Punanga

 

Toru Fetu Punanga Porirua College Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Cannons Creek Newtown School

St Anne

Online distribution Various libraries

 

Whitireia /Weltech Porirua

Porirua

TBC

Wednesday 1st August

Tivaevae Exhibition

Te Punanga o te Reo Kuki Airani (Berhampore)

Toru Fetu Punanga (Porirua) Discovery School

Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School

Cannons Creek School St Anne School

Word/ phrase of the day/ 5 quiz questions Various libraries across the region/ National Library

Kahoot – Cook Islands Maori Language Quiz

Whitireia-Porirua Punanga

Toru Fetu Punanga Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School

Cannons Creek School St Anne School

 

Online distribution Various libraries

 

Petone – Digital Media

TBC

Thursday 2nd August

Te Punanga o te Reo Kuki Airani (Berhampore)

Toru Fetu Punanga (Porirua) St Frances Xavier

Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School St Anne School

Cannons Creek School Whitireia BSW students

Word/Phrase of the day / 5 quiz questions Libraries across the region/ National Library

 

Food Tasting (mayonnaise)

 

Performance/Pacific Zumba Learning Street

Punanga

Toru Fetu Punanga St Frances Xavier Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School St Anne School

Cannons Creek School Whitireia

 

Online distribution Various libraries

 

Whitireia/Weltech Porirua Campus Porirua Campus

Porirua Campus

TBC

Friday 3rd August

Te Punanga o te Reo Kuki Airani (Berhampore)

Toru Fetu Punanga (Porirua) St Frances Xavier

Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School St Anne School

Cannons Creek School

Word/ phrase of the day/ 5 quiz questions Public Libraries across the region/ National

Library

Ei Katu Making workshop and Poke/Tonati Tasting

Punanga

Toru Fetu Punanga St Frances Xavier Discovery School Windley School Holy Family School Russell School Newtown School St Anne School

Cannons Creek School

 

Online distribution Various libraries

 

Te Ahuaha

TBC

Saturday 4th August

Community breakfast

Ura workout

Breakfast

Enua workshops

Quiz

T e Akapu’anga

7am-11am

Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association (HVCIA)

Tuesday 31 July

TĀMATAORA: ‘ĪMENE E TE URA / CELEBRATIONS: SONG AND DANCE

This event will open the start of the language week events in the Hutt City. It will be an opportunity to learn through playing the ukulele (ukurere) basic chords and songs that celebrate stories of the Cook Islands.

Hutt Kindergarten Office (meeting room), Unit 4/125 Naenae Road, Naenae

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Wednesday 1st August

MA’ANI ‘EI KATU / ‘EI KAKĪ WORKSHOP

This practical workshop will offer participants an opportunity to make an ‘ei kakī (neck garland) or 'ei katu (head garland) and learn key related Cook Islands language as part of the instructional session. The ‘ei kakī and 'ei katu have been made and used by Cook Islands communities for generations to mark special occasions, special people and special objects.

Lower Hutt War Memorial Library

10.30am – 2.00pm

Friday 3rd August

TIVAEVAE WORKSHOP – ‘STITCHED WITH LOVE’

This full day workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn from our heritage artists. Our māmā will share their story, showcase some of their own work, and provide a practical session for participants to create their own piece of tīvaevae.

St. Davids Multicultural Parish, 2 Brittania Street, Pretone

10.00am – 2.00pm

Region: Whangarei

DAY

EVENT DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

TIME

Te Takotaianga Kuki Airani o Te Tai Tokerau

Saturday 4th August

EI Day in Te Tai Tokerau is becoming an annual event. We promote the Cook Islands Te Maeva Nui celebrations and Constitution day by ensuring that our communities in Te Tai Tokerau are made aware that they live with Cook Islanders and would love to connect. Ei day is also an opportunity to launch the initial language week activities.

Whangarei

TBC

15thJuly 2018

19th August 2018

16th September 2018

21st October 2018

18th November 2018

16th December 2018

Cook Islands Language Classes

With your support we wish to strengthen and continue running classes throughout the year instead of staying within the confinements of Cook Islands Language week. We envisage running these classes throughout Northland instead of just in Whangarei. It is for our Cook Islands people to understand and take pride in their identity by embracing their language, traditions and to assist in their ability to teach themselves, and our Tamariki through creative ways of speaking, reading, writing and singing our reo.

Whangarei

TBC

 

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (the Ministry) supports community efforts to encourage the preservation and retention of the Cook Islands language by Cook Islanders living in New Zealand. In 2012 the Ministry in partnership with the Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC) delivered the first Cook Islands Language Week.

Since 2012, engagement in Cook Islands Language Week has grown. The week is now celebrated across New Zealand through schools, tertiary institutions, workplaces and communities.

Cook Islands Language Week is a chance for all Kiwis to celebrate the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands. 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 official language resource cards with our seven Pacific languages - including Cook Islands, are available for download here.

Education resource 

The Ministry has also worked with Te Papa to develop an online language learning resource, Te ’Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani, to help learners of reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani. It's ideal for Cook Islands language speakers, enthusiasts, schools, workplaces and community groups. 

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of the theme, which relates to family, culture and spirituality
  • reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases
  • activity ideas, tua (story) and ‘īmene (song) resources
  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani Champions (Cook Islands Māori Language Champions). 

Download the resource (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Community poster

Help promote the Cook Islands Language Week in your church, workplace, school or  your community. Hard copies of the 2018 poster, like the one above, can be collected from your regional MPP office.  

2017 Download here (JPG, 366 KB)

2016 Download here (JPG, 4.2 MB)

2018 Download here (PNG, 1.0 MB)

Cook Islands Language Factsheet

Download the fact sheet here (PDF, 488 KB)