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Cook Islands Language Week 2017

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Auckland Museum

Celebrate the language and culture of the Cooks Islands for Cook Islands Language Week 2017.

An encouraging home and community environment is what I need to build my love and my confidence to speak my reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani.

On Saturday 5 August, Te Oro in Glen Innes will come alive with the sounds, language, stories, colour and beauty of the Cook Islands as community groups work together with Auckland Museum and Te Oro to celebrate and perpetuate Cook Islands language and culture.

Join artists, practitioners, musicians and traditional healers as they come together under one roof at Te Oro in Glen Innes to share their knowledge and celebrate Pacific language and culture.

10am – 2pm: Angarau: Tivaivai and the beautiful art of Cook Islands embroidery. Join this Glen Innes based mama group as they share their knowledge about tivaivai. Suitable for 10 year olds and on

11am - 11:45am: Akairo: Cook Islands design motifs & iconography fit for the gods. Join interdisciplinary artist Numa Mackenzie as he takes you on a journey of graf, tatau and mixed media. Suitable for all ages

11:45am - 12:30nn: Ukarere: Ukulele and the beautiful sound from the realm of Tane. Join New Zealand born Lindsay Unuia as he takes you through the history and evolution of the 8 string Cook Islands ukulele. Bring your own ukulele and play along to simple songs and tune.

12:30pm - 1:15pm: Vairakau Maori: a gift from the gods - traditional healing and medications. Join Ngametua Tuara as he takes you on a journey of exploration into the world of Mangaian traditional healing. Suitable for 8 years old and over.

1:15pm - 2pm: A Rutu: Drumming & percussions to awaken the soul. Join the East Auckland culture group for a session of drumming, percussions and dance.

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