Several hundred people braved sweltering conditions for the renowned Te Kara Run late Friday afternoon. They congregated at the Punanga Nui Market and made their way around a three kilometres course during Autism Cook Islands’ biggest and most awaited event of the year.
A New Zealand-based Cook Islands academic is among an increasing number of people trying to save our language. Dr Sally Akevai Nicholas, a lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University in Auckland, has been tasked with strengthening Cook Islands Maori.
There is a relationship between our love of chopping down trees and trimming them back for convenience to this proposed attitude towards our people, yes, our people offshore trimmed and cut down like unwanted branches ready for the fire, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.
Tucked away in a small room overlooking the lush backroads and mountain backdrop of Nikao, Sabine Janneck continues to come up with fashionable and artistic ways to make use of discarded plastic. Her brand, Circle Cook Islands, has just been named the recent winner of the Energy Globe Award for the Cook Islands.
The Gallery Tavioni is proudly presenting yet another exhibit at their gallery in Atupa tonight featuring the beautiful Pascale Garnier Cowan and her collection of art which she is excited to showcase and release to hopefully new homes.
Now is a good time to address this with Cook Islands finally opening for business on January 13. Understandably there exists anxiety. I would like to make a case for optimism and excitement. Let’s examine the critical factors, writes Associate Professor John Dunn.