The next generation is ensuring the customs of Ngatangiia are kept alive with the investiture of the new Teeiao Mataiapo Tutara on Wednesday afternoon.
By giving an opportunity for Cook Islands land tenure system to be a research topic of the existing NCEA Cook Islands Maori Language programme, students will be able to gain NCEA credits and an understanding of the unique way land issues are dealt with by the Land Court.
The calibre of performances at this year’s Te Maeva Nui event has blown many away, and even though it’s all over, the memories made will surely live on forever.
Puaikura’s annual concert held following the Te Maeva Nui festival is always eagerly-awaited, and this year’s one, held last Saturday, was no exception.
Vaine Wichman has worked extensively throughout the Cook Islands as a development economist. She began writing these columns at the request of women and men asking her to explain the working of their economy. Views in this column are Vaine’s.