Teuatakiri Tearutua Arthur Pittman – CIVS Life Member

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, the eldest of five, whom according to Tua are a “fruit salad” of rich, mixed Polynesian blood, Cook Island-Tahitian on his mother’s side and New Zealand Maori-Cook Islands on his fathers side. Tua’s family relocated to Rarotonga when he was five years old. In 1985 Hokulea visited Rarotonga. During the […]

Peia Patai (Tua`ati) – Cook Islands Voyaging Society Life member

Peia Patai (Tua`ati) aka Cap Several years ago Master Navigator Papa Mau Pialug chose Peia and Tua Pittman who had been studying traditional navigation together for decades to carry the Pwo (pronounced Pau) title. Tua was invested during a ceremony in Pialugs Micronesian island, but Peia was unable to attend. In July 2011 in Kualoa, the […]