Education

Court restrains haircut school

Wednesday February 26, 2020

An Australian court has issued an interim injunction stopping a private school expelling a 5-year-old Cook Islands boy because of the length of his hair.

Newly-inducted primary school prefects from Apii Nikao and Takitumu are ready to take on the challenge.

Students combat drink-driving

Monday February 24, 2020

Grown-ups may be slow to change their dangerous drink-drive habits – but young Cook Islanders are stepping up and taking responsibility.

Children stranded by school closures

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Prime Minister tells officials to do a better job of informing the public about weather emergencies like the one that closed schools yesterday. Katrina Tanirau and Jonathan Milne report.

Keeping it Reo

Thursday January 23, 2020

Te Kopapa Reo Maori Commissioners received their warrants for 2020-2013 at the opening of the written language workshop this week.

Written Maori secures future

Tuesday January 21, 2020

When a language dies, a culture dies, they say. And that’s why Te Kopapa Reo Maori is doing everything possible to keep our one alive. 

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.

Kids to be taught to grow food

Tuesday January 21, 2020

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.

Kids page: Kids helping kids

Saturday January 18, 2020

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. 

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