Cook Islands Language Week

30 July - 05 August 2023

Kia Orana!

Welcome to Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani - Cook Islands Language Week! The theme for this week is Ātuitui’ia au ki te au peu o tōku kāinga Ipukarea, which means to connect me to the traditions and the cultures of my homeland. Celebrate with us on campus or check out our Whitireia and WelTec | Te Pūkenga Facebook and Instagram to see what we are doing to celebrate Cook Islands Language Week.


All week

Te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani

Celebration of Cook Islands stories, language and songs across campus and social media.

Monday 31

Monite 31 Turai

Check out the Cook Islands mural made by pacific artists in residence Moses Viliamu and Matt Lepaio

12pm, Porirua Library Foyer

Wednesday 2

Ru'itoru 2 'Aukete

Join us in making beautiful Ei Katu (Flower Garland). Spot prizes to be won. 

12pm, Petone Student Hub

Thursday 3

Paraparau 3 'Aukete

Kuki quiz. Test your Cook Islands trivia! Spot prizes to be won.

12pm, Porirua Library Foyer


More resources 

Commonly used phrases

Introduce yourself to the Cook Islands language by learning some commonly used phrases!

Calendar of Events

There are many exciting events happening across Wellington and Aotearoa. Check out what celebrations are happening in our communities on the Ministry for Pacific People's website. 


Connect in with the NZ Cook Islands Language Week Facebook page to stay up to date with what's happening around Aotearoa.

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