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.
Just like in the movies, Tereora College’s threw their own hand-made mortarboard caps up in the air to celebrate their prize-giving and graduation yesterday.
Tereora College Year 9 students Ngametua Tuakana and Ngaoa Emmanuela were relaxed at their prize giving rehearsal yesterday afternoon and are looking forward to the annual event tomorrow morning.
A fast-track degree is intended to train up more Cook Islands teachers – but they say the government must address poor pay as well, reports Anneka Brown.