Cook Islands Language Week resourceTe ’Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani

Learn Cook Islands Māori words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Cook Islands Māori culture.

Learning areas and strands

Social Sciences, Arts, Learning Languages

Education type

Education resource

Suitable for

Cook Islands Māori and non-Cook Islands Māori speakers of all ages

Te Whāriki

Belonging | Mana Whenua, Communication | Mana Reo

Download the Cook Islands Language Week resource PDF (2.54 MB)

The resource

The resource includes:

  • an exploration of themes related to family, culture and spirituality

  • reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani pronunciation support and access to helpful words and phrases

  • activity ideas, and tua (story) and ‘īmene (song) resources

  • details of how to take part in a nation-wide initiative to recognise reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani Champions (Cook Islands Māori Language Champions).

This education resource was co-created by Te Papa and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Image credit: Tivaevae, 1980, Cook Islands, by Mere Tapaeru Tereora. Purchased 2002. Te Papa (FE011717)

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