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Te Epetoma o te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Airani 

Cook Islands Language Week

Two ladies reading books on the Cook Islands.When: Tāpati 30 Tiurai - Ma'anākai 5 'Aukute || Sunday 30 July - Saturday 5 August
Where: Te Are Puka O Akarana / Multiple locations
Cost: Kare e tutaki / Free

Are mai, tapiri mai , I te akaepaepaanga ite Epetoma o te Reo  Maori Kuki Airani.

Te Epetoma o te Reo Maori Kuki Airani kua akatanonaia teia ki te tuatau o te Te Maeva Nui no te riroanga mai te Kuki Airani na tatoa rai e akatere I te Basileia I te ra 4 o te marama ko Aukute.

Te au pa enua  e 15 o te Kuki Airani tei te pae ratou ite tua Maoake o Ao Tearoa (Nu Tireni). Te Reo Maori Kuki Airani ko te Reo matau ia teia e tuatua putuputu iana I te pa enua Kuki Airani. E tuketuke uatu rai te au reo e tuatua iana mei te reo Pukapuka, e pera katoa te reo o te pa enua Tokerau I roto I te Kuki Airani.

E maata uatu rai te iti tangata Kuki Airani e noo nei ki teia enua, I te mataiti 2013 ote tareanga tangata kua kitea ia mai e e 8124 au tangata te tuatua nei I te reo Maori Kuki Airani.

Aere mai oro mai kia tamataora kapiti tatou I te akaepaepaanga I te Epetoma Reo Maori Kuki Airani te ka raveia I te ra ngai, e ki tera ngai I Akarana nei. 

Kimi iatu te au tarekare te ka raveiaI te tuatau ote Epetoma o te  Reo Maori Kuki Airani.

Join us for a celebration of the unique language and culture of the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands lie northeast of New Zealand and are made up of 15 major islands. The official language of the islands is Cook Islands Māori, also called Te Reo Māori Kūki Airani or more widely known as Rarotongan. Other dialects spoken in the Cook Islands include Penrhynese, Pukapukan and Rakahanga-Manihiki.

Cook Islanders make up 20% of New Zealand’s Pacific populations and 2013 census results showed 8124 New Zealanders speak Cook Islands Māori.

The language week ties in with the anniversary of self-governance of the Cook Islands, Te Maeva Nui, celebrated on 4 August. 

Come along and enjoy some of the Cook Islands stories, activities and events around the city.
 
Find a library near you to see what's on during Cook Islands Language Week!


 

Find an event

Central

Glen Innes

Know your community
Monday 31 July, 10am - 12 noon
The history of the Cook Islands community in Glen Innes, presented by June Tangiia. All welcome!

Make a Cook Islands Taviri ei or Lei
Tuesday 1 August, 10am - 12 noon
Make a taviri ei or lei. Please bring real or fake flowers to make your own colourful head wear.

Introduction to Tivaivai quilt making
Wednesday 2 August, 10am - 12 noon
Members of the Cook Islands community will demonstrate how to cut out your own patterns and traditional stitching methods.


 

East

Botany

Cook Islands Storytime
Monday 31 July, 10.30am - 11am
Bring along your little ones for our special Storytime. A chance for kids to learn basic Cook Islands words.

Rhymetime Cook Islands style
Wednesday 2 August, 10.30am - 11am
Come along and enjoy singing and dancing with rhymes at our Cook Islands Rhymetime session.

Wriggle and Rhyme with Cook Islands flavour
Thursday 3 August, 10am - 10.30am
Join us for an amazing Cook Islands Wriggle and Rhyme session and learn a few Cook Islands songs.


 

South

Mangere Town Centre

Special Wriggle and Rhyme
Monday 31 August, 10.30am - 11am
Kia Orana! Join us with your little ones for a fun-filled movement session to the beat of the Cook Islands.

Tivaivai workshop with Mama Piri (KEWL CLUB)
Tuesday 1 August , 4pm - 5pm
A fun and interactive learning session on the art of tivaivai!

Bilingual storytelling!
Thursday 3 August, 10.30am - 11.30am,
Hear a Cook Islands legend and enjoy a special performance by our local Mangere Cook Islands Community Group.


Otara

Cook Islands Trivia
Monday 31July, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
How many islands are there in the Cook Islands? Join us for fun facts and find out more!

Cook Islands Storytime
Tuesday 1 August,10.30am - 11.30am
Celebrate with us through storytelling and ura dancing
Ei making (head garland)
Tuesday 1 August, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
What better way to dance the ura, than with an ei (head garland) you have made yourself.


Papatoetoe

Cook Islands Storytime
Wednesday 2 August, 10.30am
Come and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes from the Cook Islands.

KASA - Kia Orana Cook Islands
Wednesday 2 August, 3.30pm
Kia orana! Haere mai ki Papatoetoe Library and create your very own Cook Islands artifact and take home to show your family and friends.


Te Matariki Clendon

Cook Islands Storytime
Wednesday 2 August, 10.30am
We are pleased to have Te Tuareka o Manurewa Punanga Reo host our very special Cook Islands Storytime this year.  Become part of the vibrant Cook Islands culture and spend the morning with us. Book your place now: email Lawren.Matrix@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call 09 269 0500 ext 1.

Tutubugs kids club - Cook Islands culture week
Tuesday 1 August – Thursday 3 August, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
This week our Tutubugs will be learning about Cook Islands culture.
On Tuesday we will be making Cook Islands' signature potato salad. On Tuesday we will be exploring and jamming the ukelele, and on Thursday we will be making Papa's Donuts - awwww yummy!! 

Tutubugs Kids Club is for children who have a library membership and is restricted to children aged 6 - 12yrs old.


Tupu Youth Library

Cook Islands Heroes - book launch
Friday 4 August, 6pm - 7pm
Join us for the book launch of Cook Islands Heroes, the fourth book in the Pasifika Heroes series by David Riley. Reserve your place now: call 261-8193 or email tupu.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.


West

Waitakere Central

Strut your Pareu
Wednesday, 2 August, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Strut your Pareu! As we learn several different ways to tie a Cook Islands sarong and walk the catwalk.

Manea craft event
Thursday 3 August, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kia orana! Learn how to create some special treasures from the Cook Islands. All materials are provided.

O Moana Nui Performing Arts Group Performance
Saturday 5 August,10.30am - 11.30am
In celebration of Cook Islands Language Week, we will be entertained with an exciting performance by the O Moana Nui Performing Arts Group.

 

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