Cook Islands Tourism will be highlighting the Mana Tiaki value during a week of activities and entertainment to be held from April 1 to 5,10am to2pm each day.
Everyone is welcome, both visitors and local alike, to join in on the week of activities.
Like the Kia Orana Week and Tourism Week in the past, Cook Islands Tourism will host free activities for all to enjoy.
The programme will include medicine making, raw fish and coconut demonstration, pearl shell jewelry making, ei making and more.
Alongside these activities will be performances from local singers and dance groups.
Mana Tiaki is about responsibility as guardians to protect the environment and perpetuate the culture.
“We can all be Tiaki as guardians or promoters of our environment and traditions,” said Tumu Korero Makiuti Tongia when developing the Kia Orana Values.
“The more resolute and aware we are of our environment and traditions, the more resilient we become of natural and man-made episodes and the more the present and the future can celebrate a healthy and vibrant environment and Maori traditions.”
The activities and events during the week will reflect and highlight this core value of the Kia Orana values.
Anyone or any group interested in joining the daily performances and activities can contact Aunty Lydia and Aunty Nane at Cook Islands Tourism on 29435 for more information.