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Cook Islands Language Week 2022

Cook Islands Language Week 2022

Celebrate: Sunday 31 July – Saturday 6 August

This year’s theme for ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week is ‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna which means, connect me to the soil of my ancestors.

‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna reflects on the journey of Cook Islands peoples in New Zealand, as well as the longing of young Cook Islanders to connect with their language, culture, and identity. Acknowledging that while community elders are fundamental to the teaching and sharing of Cook Islands language, the leadership of young people as the next wave of cultural and language experts is also critical in keeping the connection to their homelands alive.

The theme reflects the overarching 2022 Pacific Language Week theme of Sustainability, by linking the importance of language sharing and cultural heritage being handed down over generations.

In launching this year's Cook Islands Language Week, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said he wants the community to focus on the importance of keeping the language alive across the generations.

“It provides an opportunity to capture elders' stories for perpetuity so future generations can benefit and celebrate this indigenous knowledge,” Aupito William Sio said.

Watch this page for a calendar of activities and events to be held through Aotearoa to embrace and celebrate Cook Islands Language Week.  

Stay connected online by visiting the official NZ Cook Islands Language Week Facebook page.

Calendar of Events

Date & Time

Location

Host Group

Activity

Description

All Week

 

 

 

 

TBC

Forest View High School, Baird Road, Tokoroa

Forest View High School

Ei Katu Workshop

Making Ei Katu is an activity for students to learn the significance behind this craft and head wear. Students will be learning how to create this headwear from choosing flowers, leaves, colours that match and learning how to bunch and tie them together to create an Ei Katu. Through each workshop, our Cook Islands Māori language will be used to also encourage our students to use in everyday life.

TBC

Forest View High School, Baird Road, Tokoroa

Forest View High School

Block Printing Pareu Workshop

An activity for our students to learn about the process of how these beautiful Pareu are made. This is will be taught where students will be able to print their own pareu to keep and also make for their family. Our Cook Islands Language will be used throughout the workshops as students are taught what a pareu is for, the difference uses for pareu and why we used them.

TBC

Forest View High School, Baird Road, Tokoroa

Forest View High School

Raranga Poe Taringa Workshop

This activity will be for students to learn how to make these beautiful pieces we call Poe Taringa. This is a longer skill to learn and attain so workshops may have to continue after the given timeframe for students to complete their piece of jewelry. Our Cook Islands Māori language will be at the centre of each workshop encouraging those participating to speak our reo in everyday life and to grow confidant in using it.

Saturday 30 July

 

 

 

 

11.00am - 2.00pm

St Enochs Presbyterian Church, 134 Sixteenth Ave, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Invitational Formal Tivaevae & Kuki Pate Exhibition and opening for CILW 2022

Opening CILW with a Tivaevae Exhibition for Event for Sponsors, Kaumatua,
Local Council Delegation, Supporters, Kuki Tivaevae Mamas

Sunday 31 July

 

 

 

 

8.30am

Tokoroa Seventh Day Adventist Church

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Community Breakfast

All welcome to join us for a communtiy breakfast in celebration of the start of Cook Islands language week

8.30am - 11.00am

Rakoia Residence, 17
Chester Street, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Kuki Airani Tauranga Community Hikoi

Kulim Park - Ferguson Park - Kul im Par k Walk, fol lowed by community breakfast, Ukulele &
Singing. Approx 20-30pax

9.30am

St. Lukes PIC Church, 2 Kelso Street, Tokoroa

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Opening CILW Service

All welcome to join us for the opening of CILW 2022. Promoting our theme and praying for the events of the week. Kia rauka tatou I te atuitui ia tatou ki to tatou matakeinanga

10.00am

The Square, Plamerston North

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Flag Raising

Opening CILW with a Flag Raising ceremony, open to all to attend

10.00am - 12.00pm

Punanga Reo Building, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Pure Empetoma

This is authentic learning and experience for traditional imeme tuki, pure and reo kuki airani.
What is done back in the Islands is shared through this learning here in Rotorua

2.00pm

St. Lukes PIC Church, 2 Kelso Street, Tokoroa

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Pure Kuki Airani Service

 

3.00pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Cook Islands Traditional Church Service

To open the Cook Island Language week the Porirua Cook islands Association will start the week of with a Cook Island church service which will be attended by the Cook Island Community.

5.00pm

Atiu Hall, 7 Aitu Place, Mangere, Auckland

Cook Islands Religious & Advisory Council

CILW Opening Church Service

An opening prayer service and blessing for Cook Islands Language Week 2022

7.00pm

Online Show, 7.00pm

Draphix Creative Co

Teaching Videos

Kuki Learning - Language Teaching videos

 

 

Monday 1 August

 

 

 

 

8.00am

Peace Memorial, Te Rauparaha Park

 

Cook Islands flag raising ceremony

Followed by refreshments at Performing Arts Studio, Pataka Art & Museum, 17 Parumoana St, Porirua

10.00am

MIT Pasifika Community Centre, Tanoa Room, North Campus, Gate 12, 53 Otara Road, Otara

Cook Islands Teachers & Educators Collective NZ

Official Cook Islands Language Week Opening

Official opening and blessing of Cook Islands Language Week 2022

10.00am - 12.00pm

Tai-o-Fenua, 23rd Avenue, Tauranga, Pasifika Day Care

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Cook Islands Crafts, Singing & Dancing Workshop

Teacher Kuki Singing, Dancing, Weaving Flax for children at Pasifika
Child Care. Approx 20pax Students and Teachers.

11.00am - 1.00pm

Aquinas College, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Mangaia Kuki Wood and Art Techniques

Mangaia Kuki Wood and Art Techniques for Student s and Teachers Approx 30pax.

5.30pm

Te Akapuanga, Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane Cannons Creek

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Presentation & Rapid Antigen Test demonstration

Demonstration on the correct use of RATs and instruction on how to report your result

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Papaioea Pasifika Centre (Bill Brown Pk) 

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Taraaka Elisa - Paint & Design

How far do the sands of Ancestors go? Through design stencils using paint to etch patterns to cushion size material.

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Marae Gate, Tokoroa High School

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Cook Islands Maori Classes

Theme: Toku Koputangata Teaching young families about Koputangata, family structures, and explanantions for Koputangata, teina and Tuakana, toku and taku, KO sentences, Self Introduction, Pe’e/Song/Irava that connect us to who we are.

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Cook Islands Hall, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Cook Islands Language Workshop

This workshop will teach basic name introduction, phrases and sentences for colours, animals, body parts and vowes. There will also have traditional Imene Tuki – Atiuan/Aitutaki dialect.

6.00pm - 9.00pm

CoCo Pop – Community Pop up space, Shop 11, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

 

 

Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association

Opening Event - Tāmataora: Celebration.

This event will be an opportunity to learn our reo through playing the ukulele (ukurere) basic
chords and songs that celebrate stories of the Cook Islands.

6.30pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane, Cannons Creek

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Zumba Exercise Night with Kuki Twist!

Dance instructor Kelly Rowe. Gold coin entrance fee, all donations collected that night will go towards the fundraising for the Hall. Zuma exercises will be base around the Cook island traditional hula movements.

 TBC

Cook Islands Church Hall, 71 Puriri Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Whanganui Cook Islands Community

Ei Katu Workshop

An activity for all ages to learn about a Cook Islands craft. We will also be teaching the language through facts about where to wear an ei katu, and why it was worn

 TBC

Brunswick School, 15 Campbell Road, Aramoho, Whanganui 4571

Hula on the Awa

Crafts Workshop (90 minute programme)

90 minute programme. Teaching a song, learning Kia orana, Making ei katu, lolly lei, teaching
about the 15 stars on the Cook Island, Flag, learning about the 15 Islands

 TBC

Marae Classroom, Tokoroa Hight School

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Rima Ora Workshop

Teaching our Young people, how to make a fan, as a way to keep cool, and a simple activity to teach the aspect of Cook Islands weaving. Connecting our Young people to our Cook Islands Crafts

 TBC

Kelburn, Victoria University

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Island Student Association (VUWCIA)

Cook Islands Language Week Opening

All invited to attend a the opening of Cook Islands language week with fellow Cook Islands students

TBC

Outside 143 Queens
Rd, Panmure

Pa'Seafika Rim Productions

Ei Katu Workshop

An activity for the Panmure public (including school children) to learn about the Cook
Islands Ei Katu. They will learn the different components required to make an ei katu, learn how to make an ei katu, learn how to wear an ei katu and at the same time learn some
Cook Islands words and phrases relating to the ei katu.

 TBC

Manukau Congregational Church, 17 Laureston Ave, Papatoetoe

Manukau Congregation Youth

Ei Katu Workshop

Workshop on Ei Katu making with our mamas sharing their knowledge with young youths. This will be linking this with the theme and our cook island language and songs.

 TBC

The Napier Lighthouse
28 Leyland Street
Onekawa, Napier

The Napier Lighthouse

Te Pure ‘Ā Te ‘Atu

Ka ‘akamata tātou nā roto ‘i te pure. We start the week by learning the
Lord’s Prayer in Cook Island Māori followed by a visit to Takitumu Pou in central, Hastings CBD

 TBC

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

Costume Making & Ei Katu Workshop

Costume making & Ei Katu workshop. Both workshops will be going on at the same time so people who do Ei Katu’s the first night will swap the following night

 TBC

PIACT, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill

Southland Tangata Kuki Airani

Apii Reo - Basic Class

To teach the Reo is a demand in Invercargill. Specifically requested by our NZ born young people

Tuesday 2 August

 

 

 

 

6.00pm

Te Akapuanga, Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane Cannons Creek

 

Diabetes presentation

A diabetes presentation by Kailua Faafoi, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Tu Ora Compass Health

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Papaioea Pasifika Centre (Bill Brown Pk) 

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Language & Crafts Workshop

Ei Katu Station where we will show the students this Cook Islands craft. We will also be teaching the language through facts about where to wear an ei katu, and why it is

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Matapihi Marae, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Kuki Airani Tauranga Community - Dance & Kuki Pate Evening

Kuki Airani Tauranga Community - Dance and Kuki Pate Evening, Talent Show for Kuki Youth Dance, Ukulele, Pate Playing, Shared Dinner, Ura Demonstration. Approx 20-30pax

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Cook Islands Hall, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Rutu te Pate Drumming Workshop

This workshop is for all ages and gender with skills or no skills wanting to learn traditional Cook Island drumming and beating of the drums. Learning the names of the drums, the history and why it’s important for Cook islands people.

7.00pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall

 

 

 

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Story Telling Workshop with Tongareva, Pamati & Aitutaki

Representatives from Tongareva, Pamati and Aitutaki will share stories around the history of their island and people and language.

TBC

SEHC Senior School, 2 Franklyne Road, Otara

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School

DrumJam

Two sessions run during the lunch period with our senior drummers facilitating and teaching basic drumming beats, rhythms and tempo. The purpose of this to encourage our Cook Island students to engage with their culture in a fun and informal environment.

TBC

PIACT, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill

Southland Tangata Kuki Airani

Pa Metua Day

Story telling for the Elderlies

TBC

Online Show, 7.00pm

Draphix Creative Co

Korero

Children's Language Resources

TBC

Cook Islands Church Hall, 71 Puriri Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Whanganui Cook Islands Community

Ei Lollies Workshop

An activity for all ages to learn a Cook Islands craft. Making Lolly ei’s and understanding the importance behind the gifting of these to specific people. There will also be Cook Islands language used during this time

TBC

Cook Islands Classroom, Marae Gate, Tokoroa High School

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Rima Ora Workshop for our Mama's & Papa's

Reconnecting our elderly, to enjoy learning again, and to be able to make a fan. Sharing stories with them and our young people

TBC

Otara Library, Centre 46 Fair Mall, Ōtara, Manukau 2023

Manukau Congregation Youth

Story Telling Workshop

Story telling on a Mangaia legend. Preschool children will take part in the story followed by activity. This be linked to the theme.

TBC

The Napier Lighthouse
28 Leyland Street
Onekawa, Napier

The Napier Lighthouse

Au 'Ārāvei'anga

The aim of this lesson to is to:
• Learn some Common Greetings
• Know some simple Kuki ‘Airani Māori greetings
• Introduce yourself
• Say where you come from

TBC

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

Costume Making & Ei Katu Workshop

Costume making & Ei Katu workshop. Both workshops will be going on at the same time so people who do Ei Katu’s the first night will swap the following night

TBC

Te Oro Art Center 98 Lin Road, Glen Innes

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Peni Opa Kakau Workshop

An activity for young and old people to learn about our Cook Islands craft n how we dance. We will also be teaching the language through facts about the difference of the type of patterns on the boards and the color of the prints in our language.

TBC

Panmure Library 7/13 Pilkington Road Panmure

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Ura Ura Fitness Workshop

Dance class

Date & Time

Location

Host Group

Activity

Description

Wednesday 3 August

 

 

 

 

9.00am - 3.00pm

Manurewa Intermediate School 76 Russell Road, Manurewa. Auckland 2102

Manurewa Intermediate School

Auckland Intermediate Schools Cook Islands Speech and Dance Competition

Cook Islands Speech & Dance Competition for Year 7 & 8 Students

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Pacific Islands Community Tauranga Trust (PICTT), 12th Ave, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Kuki Airani Language Appreciation with Pacific Islands Community (Tauranga) Trust

Kuki Airani Language Appreciation with Pacific Island Community (Tauranga) Trust, Language and Culture Appreciation with PICTT Staff & Community. Approx 10-20pax

5.30pm

Te Akapuanga,

Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane Cannons Creek
  Pastor Teremoana Tauira Presentation to Porirua Cook Island community about nutrition and physical health and wellbeing.

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Papaioea Pasifika Centre (Bill Brown Pk) 

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Language & Crafts Workshop

Ei Katu Station where we will show the students this Cook Islands craft. We will also be teaching the language through facts about where to wear an ei katu, and why it is

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Paific Islands Community Tauranga Trust (PICTT), 12th Ave, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Kuki Ei Katu Making

Ei katu making Approx 20 pax with Kuki Airani Community

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Cook Islands Hall, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Ura Workshop

This is for all ages and gender to learn the techniques and art to Cook Islands dancing. These
traditional names for actions and movements and meaning. Plus promotion for good fitness for our health

6.30pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Community Gathering

Porirua City Councilors will be talking to Porirua Cook Island community about this year's Local Elections.

TBC

PIACT, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill

Southland Tangata Kuki Airani

Apii Reo - Basic Class

To teach the Reo is a demand in Invercargill. Specifically requested by our NZ born young people

TBC

SEHC Senior School, 2 Franklyne Road, Otara

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School

Performance Costumes & Dance Items Display

Displaying the beauty and richness of our culture through dance and music. Providing a platform for our Cook Island students to celebrate their identity and acknowledge their anau and tupuna. 

TBC

Cook Islands Church Hall, 71 Puriri Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Whanganui Cook Islands Community

Uniform Sewing

We are learning to create simple Cook Islands outfits for males and females. These will be used as our uniforms when we have events. During this time, Cook Islands language will be used. We anticipate around 15-20 people will be at this event with a professional Seamtress being present to show us how to sew

TBC

St. Lukes PIC Community Hall, Maraetai Road

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Taokotai'anga Punanga Reo

A celebration of our Early Childhood Centres who will be sharing their Cook Islands Songs and Dances

TBC 

St. Lukes PIC Community Hall, Maraetai Road

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Imenemene Concert

Open concert that allows everyone to perform and share about a Hymn that has meaning for them. Mama Nane 113 – Her parents made her and her siblings learn this hymn

TBC

Kelburn, Victoria University

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Island Student Association (VUWCIA)

 

 

Ei Katu Workshop

Exposure of the fine arts of making an ei katu

 TBC

Online Zoom - Register Online to Attend

Manukau Congregation Youth

Paintvine Workshop

Paintvine this activity is open to others based on Cook Island patterns for example Tiare maori, different flowers or land crops that are significant to our Cook Island people.
Each person needs to apply on our Paintvine Facebook page. We will send them a little package that will include resources needed for the activity.

 TBC

Hastings Lighthouse
905 Heretaunga Street
West, Hastings

The Hastings Lighthouse

Cook Islands Dance & Song Workshop

Cook Island song and dance Workshop followed by a visit to Takitumu Pou in central Hastings CBD

TBC

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

Performance and Music Workshop

Performance and Music (Drum, Uke & tipunus) Workshop

 TBC

Te Oro Art Center 98 Lin Road, Glen Innes

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Peni Opa Kakau Workshop

An activity for young and old people to learn about our Cook Islands craft n how we dance. We will also be teaching the language through facts about the difference of the type of patterns on the boards and the color of the prints in our language.

TBC 

Panmure Library 7/13 Pilkington Road Panmure

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Ura Ura Fitness Workshop

Dance class

Thursday 4 August

 

 

 

 

9.00am

CIDANZ Office, 287 Kirkbride Road, Mangere

CIDANZ

Constitution Day Celebration

Celebrating the Cook Islands Constitution Day

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Otumoetai College, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

Kuki Drums and Kuki Language Appreciation

Kuki Drums and Kuki Language Appriciation for College Students Approx 20pax

5.30pm

Te Akapuanga,

Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane Cannons Creek
  Gout Presentation and uric acid testing

A gout presentation given by Zechariah Reuelu, Community Development Pacific Peoples, Arthritis NZ.

Uric acid testing done by Willie Teleaga, Health Coach, Tu Ora Compass Health

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Cook Islands Hall, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Tuitui Arts and Crafts Workshop

This art is to learn to make crochet flowers, pare ei katu, roll dye patterns and costume making. This is learning the skills and techniques with the reo kuki airani as to why we make these beautiful crafts.

6.30pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Story Telling Workshop with Enuamanu, Pukapuka & Rarotonga Enua

Representatives from Enuamanu enua, Pukapuka enua and Rarotonga enua will share stories around the history of their island and people and language.

 TBC

CIDANZ Office, 287 Kirkbride Road, Mangere

Ko'onga Mapu & CIDANZ

Digital Hub 'Te Vae Ora' Opening

Join us for the opening of the first Cook Islands Digital Youth Hub in Auckland. It is a space that invites young people to express their digital creativity, entrepreneurship and more.

 TBC

PIACT, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill

Southland Tangata Kuki Airani

Tivaevae Exhibition & Crafts Workshop

1: Vainetini Exhibiting their craft made in the last year. 2:Head Ei Making, 3: Teach Island dancing – Targetting School students - learn to make own Head ei, create an item for closing – All-day event..Language and dancing. Language and ei making

 TBC

Upokongaro School, RD 3 478, State Highway 4, Upokongaro 4573

Hula on the Awa

Crafts Workshop (90 minute programme)

In-school programme. Teaching a song, learning Kia orana, Making ei katu, lolly lei, teaching
about the 15 stars on the Cook Island, Flag, learning about the 15 Islands.

TBC 

South Waikato Sport & Events Centre, 25 Mossop Road

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Clash of the Enua

Cook Islands Sports Evening to bring all our families together, an activity for everyone hosted by our Mangaia Society of Tokoroa

TBC 

Kelburn, Victoria University

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Island Student Association (VUWCIA)

Movie Night

A showcase of Cook Islands films

 TBC

Hastings Lighthouse
905 Heretaunga Street
West, Hastings

Combined workshop with The Hastings Lighthouse & The Napier Lighthouse

Ei Katu Workshop

Ei katu making

 TBC

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

Performance and Music Workshop

Performance and Music (Drum, Uke & tipunus) Workshop

 TBC

Te Oro Art Center 98 Lin Road, Glen Innes

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Peni Opa Kakau Workshop

A activity for young and old people to learn about our Cook Islands craft n how we dance. We will also be teaching the language through facts about the difference of the type of patterns on the boards and the color of the prints in our language.

TBC 

Panmure Library 7/13 Pilkington Road Panmure

East Cook Islands Community Culture Group

Ura Ura Fitness Workshop

Dance class

Friday 5 August

 

 

 

 

8.30am - 9.30am

Housing First Training
Room, Taradale Road, Napier

The Napier Lighthouse

Mental health workshop working specifically with Cook Islanders

Workshop of working with Pacific specifically Cook Islanders with in the
Mental Health Sector.
Introduction of Tivaevae Health Model and application to Health/ Mental Health Peer Support
Workshop open to all Mental Health support workers in Hawkes Bay

10.00am - 1.00pm

St Andrews Church, 22 Station Road, Otahuhu 1062

Emerge Aotearoa NZ

Cook Islands Language Week Celebration

Our program will highlight important aspects of our Kuki Airani culture which will reiterate the theme of the week by giving them an authentic village experience by giving guests the opportunity to learn, listen, watch, interact, partake and enjoy experiences of their connection to our soil.
We have kaimahi representing various entities and regions of Emerge Aotearoa, have included our Kuki Airani Tangata Whaiora group (our sole reason for doing what we do), utilized various external Kuki Airani groups to perform and invited our distinguished Kuki Airani family.

10.00am - 2.00pm

Papaioea Pasifika Centre (Bill Brown Pk) 

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Pa Metua Day

Fashion show, Health Presentation - Dementia, Manawatu Oranga Mirimiri

10.00am - 1.15pm

The Square Palmerston North

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Matua Ola

Prayer / Introductions / Health presentation / Te Kura o Wairau performance / lunch / bingo / spot prizes

10.00am - 4.00pm

CoCo Pop – Community Pop up space, Shop 11, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

 

Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association

Tivaevae Exhibition

This event will be a showcase of the local Hutt māmā tivaevae makers profiling as heritage
artists. There will be tivaevae on exhibition, speakers, and demonstration.

11.00am

Napier Lighthouse
28 Leyland Street,
Onekawa, Napier

The Napier Lighthouse

Cook Islands Language Week Combined Celebration with kaikai

Cook Island Language Week combined celebration with kaikai. An opportunity to showcase all the learning throughout the week including ei katu fashion parade and display of tivaevae.

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Cook Islands Hall, 101a Clayton Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Cook Islands Society Inc.

Cultural Exchange & Donut Making Workshop

This will be the event to showcase and celebrate what participants have been learning throughout the week. It will allow families and friends and the wider community to engage, and be apart of the celebration through watching or participating. Will bring an ending to our Cook Islands language week of learning in hands on forum. A place of learning for all.

 6.00pm

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Victoria University Students Show

Cook Islands university students will put on a show displaying the traditional cook island way of dancing, through action songs and drum dance.

 TBC

SEHC Senior School, 2 Franklyne Road, Otara

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School

Performance Costumes & Dance Items Display

Displaying the beauty and richness of our culture through dance and music. Providing a platform for our Cook Island students to celebrate their identity and acknowledge their anau and tupuna. 

 TBC

Throughout the Town

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Koni Raoni (Forest View High School)

Sharing our Cook Islands culture around town to different Community groups

 TBC

Tokoroa YMCA Stadium Beatrix Drive

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Careers Expo

Showcasing different Career pathways for our Young People, Promoting Cook Islands people in the workforce and having information about how to get in to the different workplaces, tertiary studies and raising students achievement

TBC 

Ferguson Intermediate

Ferguson Intermediate

In-School Assembly for Parents & Students

As a south Auckland intermediate school we have approximately eighty Cook Island families that we are preparing to celebrate with during the 2022 Cook Island Language Week. We are holding activities such as tivaevae making, ei-katu making, drumming and Cook Island games (amongst others). We will be culminating the week with a full school and community assembly showcasing our talents and then inviting the Cook Island community for a shared meal.

 TBC

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

Food Workshop

Teaching how to make cultural foods

Date & Time

Location

Host Group

Activity

Description

Saturday 6 August

 

 

 

 

9.00am

Te Akapuanga, Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane, Cannons Creelk

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Kaikai with  AuAu & Akatokamanava Enua

Traditional Cook Island food provided by AuAu and Akatokamanava.

10.30am - 1.00pm

Ta Ao Mārama South Atrium, Auckland Museum

Ma'uke Community

Live performance by the Ma'uke Community

Join in under the Tanoa for a free performance held by the Ma'uke (Cook Islands) community, bringing their unmistakable Pacific sound to the Museum. Donning their reknowned vivid and colorful garments, the Ma'uke community will be filling Te Ao Mārama with Ma'ukean vibration. The day will be punctuated by songs, chants, dances and showered with music and loads of laughter

12.00pm

Pataka Art & Museum Spine, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua

 

Cook Islands cultural performances

Performances from Te Vara Group

3.00pm - 10.00pm

Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau City

Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa NZ & Sponsors

Kapa Nui Aotearoa

Almost two hundred professional dancers, drummers & singers will descend upon the Vodafone Events Centre this August to contend for first place honours in the inaugural Kapa Nui Aotearoa showcase. The event complements the Te Maeva Nui O Aotearoa bi-annual three-day cultural festival. It will focus on professional Dance & Entertainment Groups actively promoting Cook Islands culture and performing arts all year round.

3.30pm - 7.00pm

Huria Marae, Tauranga

Kuki Airani Tauranga, Te Moananui Society Inc.

CILW 2022 - Kuki Airani Community Celebration

CILW 2022 - Kuki Airani Community Celebration with Kuki Airani RSE workers (East Pack and Trevelyan Packhouse), Approx 100pax

4.00pm - 8.00pm

William Village Green Cosair Drive, Wigram. CHCH 8042

Celebration of Culture

Avaiki Ou

String band, drumming, dancing, island food and arts and crafts. opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate our roots.
The drumming and string band will encourage our people learn to dance and sing our way. Our group will cook our traditional foods to share with our people. Arts and crafts will be in the form of making Ei Katu, Titi (girls hips costume) and boys Purau (skirt), that people can make and take home with them.

 TBC

PIACT, 135 Bowmont Street, Invercargill

Southland Tangata Kuki Airani

Closing Language Week

A closing celebration of Cook Islands Language Week

 TBC

Cook Islands Church Hall, 71 Puriri Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Whanganui Cook Islands Community

My Kitchen Cook Off

Second year running where different groups within the community face each other in a cook off. They present 2 types of Cook Island dishes. Part of the points is using Cook Islands language during presentation

 TBC

St. Lukes PIC Community Hall, Maraetai Road

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Makete!

Encouraging our Cook Islands Ekalesia to fundraise for our Children’s TATAU 2022 Encouraging Cook Islands Business to sell their products to the wider Community(Like Punanga Nui)

TBC 

Papaioea Pasifika Centre (Bill Brown Pk) 

Palmerston North Cook Islands Community

Cook Islands Language Week Celebration

Community Celebration for Cook Islands Language Week - All invited to attend

 TBC

Tokoroa Cosmopolitan Club, Blamoral Drive, Tokoroa

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Social Hosted by Pa Henua Tokerau Tokoroa

A chance to come together and enjoy Cook Islands Music and celebrating our Enua through song.

TBC 

Akapuanga Hall, Cannons Creek, Porirua

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Island Student Association (VUWCIA)

Variety Night

A cultural performance by VUWCIA to celebrate CILW

TBC 

Cook Islands Community Centre, 7 Swansea Road, Flaxmere, Hastings 4120

Hawke's Bay Cook Islands Community Centre Society Inc

History & Reo Workshop

 

Sunday 7 August

 

 

 

 

11.00am - 1.00pm

St Davids Multicultural Church, 2 Britannia Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association

Closing Event

This event will be the official close of CILW in Lower Hutt, held during the Sunday church combined Pacific Islands parish service.

3.00pm 

Te Akapuanga,
Porirua Cook Island Hall, 14 Mentor Lane, Cannons Creek

Porirua Cook Islands Association

Closing Ceremony Traditional Cook Island Uapou

Close of Cook Island Language week with a Traditional Cook Island Uapou.

 TBC

Online Show, 7.00pm

Draphix Creative Co

Tua Korero

Story telling platform

TBC 

St. Lukes PIC, Maraetai Road

Cook Islands Community Society Tokoroa Inc.

Thanksgiving Service Oroa

Sacrement and Thanksgiving service to end of Cook Islands Language Week. E reo akameitaki anga ki te Atua

 

Cook Islands Language Week resources

Cook Islands Email signature - 700x100 px (PNG) - Download

Cook Islands computer desktop wallpaper - 1920x1080 px (PNG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Official poster - A4 Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Language Week Official poster - A3 Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Blank poster template 1 green - A4  Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Blank poster template 1 white - A4  Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Blank poster template 1 green with theme - A4  Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Blank poster template 1 white with theme - A4  Download (PDF)

Cook Islands Language Card - 6 pages, 180kb (PDF) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Theme 2022:

Connect me to the soil of my ancestors - ‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna - (MP3) - Download

Simple greetings and phrases:

Greetings / Hello - (MP3) - Download

Goodbye, I'm off now - (MP3) - Download

Thank you - (MP3) - Download

Happy Cook Islands Language Week (MP3) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner (theme) - 1200 x 628 px (JPG) Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner (blank) - 1200 x 628 px (JPG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner with girl - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner (blank) - 1920 x 1080 px (JPG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner (theme) - 2400 x 800 px (JPG) - Download

Cook Islands Language Week Web banner (blank) - 2400 x 800 px (JPG) - Download

Square Cook Islands Language Week 2022 tile (theme) - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Square Cook Islands Language Week 2022 tile (blank) - 1080x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Rectangular Cook Islands Language Week 2022 tile (theme) - 1200x628 px (JPG) - Download

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Rectangular Cook Islands Language Week 2022 tile - 1920x1080 px (JPG) - Download

Facebook banner Cook Islands Language Week 2022 - 851x315 px (JPG) - Download

Instagram Cook Islands Language Week 2022 Story tile - 1080x1920 px (JPG) - Download

One file containing all resources, including: 

  • Email signature
  • Desktop wallpaper
  • Posters
  • Web banners
  • Social media content
  • Language Card

(7 MB Zip file) - [Download]

Cook Islands Language Week Funding Recipients

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Cook Islands Language Week preparations in 2021:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

 Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

CIDANZ

Wellington

50,000.00

Kuki ‘Āirani

Language learning classes for all levels and teach through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance, music and events

Cook Islands Society of Tokoroa

Hamilton

5,000.00

Kuki ‘Āirani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, and storytelling

Te Vaka Cook Islands of Dunedin Inc

Dunedin

5,000.00

Kuki ‘Āirani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, and church resources

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Islands Association

Wellington

1,930.00

Kuki ‘Āirani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance, music and showcasing Cook Islands films

Cook Islands Language Champion Honours 2021

The Language Champion Honours is a new initiative which has been introduced as part of the Pacific Language Weeks series 2021.

These awards recognise our language advocates from the Cook Islands community who have been acknowledged as role models for language revitalisation and preservation of Te Reo Māori Kuki ‘Airani in Aotearoa.

Recipients:

Tupou Tamata Manapori

John Paoo

Raemaki Temaeva Karati

Taiau Makirere Nicholas

Mere Tepaeru Tereora