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 […]

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”]