Cook Islands reps attend training to preserve audiovisual taonga

New Zealand’s audiovisual archive Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision supported by Manatū Taonga (New Zealand Ministry for Cultural Heritage) are providing two digitisation kits to the Cook Islands. The two local organisations receiving the kits are the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD) and the Cook Islands Voyaging Society. As part of the handover, three members […]

New 30th Merchandise

Kia Orana Our new 30th Merchandise gear is arriving soon so we have 50 singlets and 50 Polos on order. If we run out we will order more so if you would like a singlet or polo to support the Voyaging Society please fill out the form below and we will pass on banking details […]

Blog 14 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

Kia orana tatau Departure day today from Palmerston to Rarotonga.We have spent a couple of days/nights on the vaka outside of palmerstons reef waiting for the weather to calm down. I personally thought I would struggle being stuck on board with 16 other people. But surprisingly times gone relatively fast and the vakas proved to […]

Matariki Reflections

#matariki – As our Maori Aotearoa brothers and sisters celebrate the changing of seasons with a new public holiday, we reflect on what Matariki might means here.   Some of the Cook Islands traditionally celebrated Matariki – although slightly differently – at both the winter and summer times.In winter, Matariki rising in the dawn was […]

Blog 9 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

THE WAITING GAME One of the biggest learnings, in my time with Vaka, is the art of patients. Whether it is the crew, preparation at either end or plain and simply the weather, you never know exactly when go time will be. The campsite on Anchorage has been packed away, and departure processes on board […]

Blog 8 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEMORY MADE. Today is Sunday, which means rest day for the crew on watch, as well as those enjoying land. We had a bit of an eventful morning with the anchor getting caught around some coral. The blame game was played, but the issue was easily resolved. We moved out deeper into […]