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Wednesday 6 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands


Government, private sector team up for  successful business training in Mangaia
From left, Koroseta Veni, Rima Moo, Teroro Totini, Enua Totini, Tina Kae and Baby, Jeremy Goodwin and Mrs Tuaine Tuara. SUPPLIED/24030518

A team of six individuals from different government agencies and the private sector in Rarotonga visited Mangaia last week to conduct a comprehensive three-day business training session.

The team comprised Teroro Totini and Koroseta Veni from the Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB), Rima Moo from the Revenue Management Division (RMD), Tina Kae and Jeremy Goodwin from the Cook Islands Tourism, and Enua Totini of KMD Ukuleles as a private business supporter.

The training sessions took place from Tuesday, February 27 to Thursday, February 29, running from 9am to 2pm each day at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) Classroom located within Mangaia School.

Throughout the sessions, participants demonstrated remarkable enthusiasm and engagement recalling the various business concepts and processes from previous training sessions. 

On Tuesday, Tourism took the lead, delving into topics such as digital marketing strategies and the Regenerative Incubation Project. Wednesday and Thursday witnessed alternating sessions led by BTIB and RMD, focusing on business management, bookkeeping and tax matters.

Participants actively participated in activities, discussions, and inquiries, grasping the diverse subjects with keen interest.

BTIB’s Teroro Totini expressed heartfelt gratitude to Tuaine Tuara of CITTI Mangaia for her invaluable assistance in securing the venue, the daily catering, and coordinating participant attendance.

“The positive collaboration among relevant government agencies underscores the importance of networking to support our communities in the Pa Enua.”

BTIB, RMD, and Tourism look forward to other agencies joining them in future business trainings to assist in stimulating the Pa Enua’s economy. 

“Plans are in process for the next Pa Enua visit.”