The solemn peal of church bells drifted across Orongo Park to a crowd of hundreds grandly dressed in a shining white garment at the Puna Kiore in Arutanga, Aitutaki in commemoration of the arrival of Christianity 200 years ago.
A Japanese grant worth over $132,000 is funding a project that is expected to generate affordable building materials and employment and training for school leavers, to assist in population retention on Mangaia.
Korero o te Orau was excited to kick off their Ātui’anga ki te Tango senior programme last week with new students joining their current group of participants for advanced learning, building on from their junior programme held last week.
The Cook Islands Centre of Excellence in Information Technology has hosted a school holiday programme with the mission of providing digital and technological confidence to students and young people in the country.
Young tamariki on their school holidays have known no such thing as boredom for the past week thanks to the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee’s popular school holiday programme, Sport 4 Life.
The Aitutaki Celebration Committee organisers and the Aitutaki Island Council breathed a sigh of relief when two containers of mattresses and pillows arrived to the island, to accommodate the arrival of visitors next week for the islands 200th bi-centennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity.