Some will to go Tereora and Titikaveka colleges. Some will go further afield – one to Atiu. Monica Tafale among the Cook Islanders returning home to address the teacher shortage.
The agriculture ministry has created a pilot school garden programme in partnership with the Korero O te Orau, to teach about agriculture and its importance for livelihoods.
Australian children are some of the hardest-hit by the Australian bushfires. And so it was Cook Islands children who were at the forefront of this community’s drive to raise money to support those left homeless by the fires.
Airport Authority fire officer Christiano George is thrilled the boat masters certificate course is now conducted by a tutor fluent in Maori and English.