Auckland Libraries: Cook Islands taonga

Cook Islands taonga

Explore this curated list that presents Pacific treasures from the Auckland Libraries Basement collections.

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Sonja's kitchen

Dee Pignéguy


This is not just a cook book. It also takes the reader on a walk through the lush vegetation of the Cook Islands, while explaining the importance of each plant to the survival of the islands and the role that they play in island culture.

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The art of tivaevae

Lynnsay Rongokea


Twenty-three women from Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Mauke, Atiu, Mangaia and Penrhyn recount aspects of the craft of tivaevae (quilt making), the role it has played in their own lives and that of their communities.

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Matapo o te ngakau = Blindness of the heart

Tere Tarapu


Rarotongan poetry in Pukapukan with some English.

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