Te au Etu – Cook Islands Stars

The following diagrams show a compilation of common stars and Cook island star names.  With so much variation between islands groups, we have chosen to show different names rather than adopting a single Cook Islands terms.  Names come from Pukapuka, Manihiki and Tongareva, Rarotonga, Ngaputoru, and Mangaia, from recent conversations and stories and from historical […]

History of Voyaging

te mana vaka

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 thousands of […]

Become a Member of CIVS

Kia Orana! Thank you for taking interest in becoming a member of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society. The first step to becoming a member is to fill out the form below and one of our members will contact you. Please fill out the form below [gravityform id=”2″ title=”false” description=”false”]