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‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Airani - Cook Islands Māori Language Week

‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Airani - Cook Islands Māori Language Week

Celebrate: 4 - 10 August

The 2024 theme for Cook Islands Māori Language Week is ‘Ātui’ia au ki te vaka o tōku matakeinanga - connect me to the canoe of my tribe’ 

This theme derives from the overarching Language Week Series theme for 2024, 'Sustainability'. 

More resources for Cook Islands Māori Language Week, including social media graphics and posters will be uploaded before the language week takes place, so check back for more soon!

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Cook Islands Māori Language Week Funding Recipients

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Cook Islands Māori Language Week preparations in 2023:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand

Auckland

$50,000

Kūki 'Airani

Language learning through digital/online learning, traditional dance, arts and crafts, and music

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Cook Islands Māori Language Week preparations in 2022:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

CIDANZ

Wellington

50,000.00

Kūki 'Airani

Language week: language learning through community awareness events, conversational classes, reading and writing, cultural and traditional practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and crafts, dance and music workshops 

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Cook Islands Māori Language Week preparations in 2021:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

 Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

CIDANZ

Wellington

50,000.00

Kūki 'Airani

Language learning classes for all levels and teach through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance, music and events

Cook Islands Society of Tokoroa

Hamilton

5,000.00

Kūki 'Airani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, and storytelling

Te Vaka Cook Islands of Dunedin Inc

Dunedin

5,000.00

Kūki 'Airani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, and church resources

Victoria University of Wellington Cook Islands Association

Wellington

1,930.00

Kūki 'Airani

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance, music and showcasing Cook Islands films