After a brave battle with a rare form of cancer, Kimiora Vogel, the Cook Islands’ first winner of the Miss South Pacific title in 1991, sadly passed away on Wednesday, December 1 last week at the age of 50.
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.
Members from all six Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) Ekalesias around Rarotonga, both young and old, gathered at Takamoa yesterday to celebrate Gospel Day and 200 Years of the Gospel reaching the country’s shores. The theme of this year’s Gospel Day celebrations was ‘Celebrate, Proclaim, and Grow in Christ - Akapaepa, Akakite, Kia Tupu i roto i te Mesia.’
Cook Islands Council of Queensland (CICQ) has held a successful Te Maeva Nui festival earlier this month, featuring 450 performers who proudly celebrated and displayed Cook Islands culture in front of thousands.