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 […]

CIVS President – Ian Karika

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Around 800 years ago, the noble Samoan warrior Karika was one of Polynesia’s great seafarers, an explorer who regarded the Pacific Ocean without fear – a moving, fluid highway to sail upon and discover new lands.  Legend says that Karika left his home island of Manua, east of Samoa, with 140 warriors onboard two […]

Vice President – Tetini Pekepo

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Born in a small township in central Hawkesbay under the korowai of Ngati Kahungungu, Whataiapiti. Later on in life influenced by carving and stories on marae’s, I took a deep interest in maoridom until a kaumatua said to me ” Boy no whea mai koe” It was then that I planned to search for […]

Te Tika Mataiapo Dorice REID

Today we share a short piece from the late Te Tika Mataiapo Dorice REID. I would like to share with you briefly my story of spiritually as a result of participating in traditional ocean voyaging. In March 1995 a crew of 24 sailed on the maiden voyage of “Te Au O Tonga” which means “the […]

Generous donations help TIS and vaka

Monday November 20, 2017 Written by Published in Environment This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of interest to the Cook Islands. The most recent edition of the Te Ipukarea Society newsletter has proven to be especially rewarding for the Cook Islands Voyaging Society and Te Ipukarea Society. […]

Govt gives $255,000 to rebuild vaka

Saturday February 03, 2018 Written by Rashneel Kumar Published in Local The government is handing more than a quarter of a million dollars over to the Cook Islands Voyaging Society to help rebuild the damaged Vaka Marumaru Atua. Finance minister Mark Brown told a press conference yesterday that government would contribute $255,000 to cover the cost of […]

History of Voyaging

te mana vaka

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] The origin of voyaging in our ocean dates back to the beginnings of knowledge. History and dreams fuse into the myths of a distant maritime culture. As people of the South Pacific our physical geography is over 99% ocean! Our imperative is to voyage and protect these oceans as we have done for […]

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