The theme for this year's Cook Islands Language Week is:
'Kia ariki au i toku tupu'anga, ka ora uatu rai toku reo' — To embrace my heritage, my language lives onThe week is a chance for all Kiwis to celebrate the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands. In New Zealand, just over 20% of our Pacific population are Cook Islanders (61,839 people), our second largest Pacific ethnic group. As a realm territory, the Cook Islands also hold a special relationship with New Zealand, with Cook Islanders free to live and work in NZ.
Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Cook Island language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue
There is a huge range of events and activities across the country to mark the week.