Education

There is debate and new solutions about the use of Maori words.

‘For my family, for my island'

Friday January 24, 2020

Akarere Taka was just 15 when she left her home island of Tongareva (Penrhyn) in 2017, dreaming of becoming a teacher.

The dream of getting financial support to study at home in Cook Islands is a step closer to reality. 

Keeping it Reo

Thursday January 23, 2020

Te Kopapa Reo Maori Commissioners received their warrants for 2020-2013 at the opening of the written language workshop this week.

Written Maori secures future

Tuesday January 21, 2020

When a language dies, a culture dies, they say. And that’s why Te Kopapa Reo Maori is doing everything possible to keep our one alive. 

Some will to go Tereora and Titikaveka colleges. Some will go further afield – one to Atiu. Monica Tafale among the Cook Islanders returning home to address the teacher shortage.

Kids to be taught to grow food

Tuesday January 21, 2020

The agriculture ministry has created a pilot school garden programme in partnership with the Korero O te Orau, to teach about agriculture and its importance for livelihoods.

Kids page: Kids helping kids

Saturday January 18, 2020

Australian children are some of the hardest-hit by the Australian bushfires. And so it was Cook Islands children who were at the forefront of this community’s drive to raise money to support those left homeless by the fires. 

Airport Authority fire officer Christiano George is thrilled the boat masters certificate course is now conducted by a tutor fluent in Maori and English.

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