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Te ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani launch in Tokoroa

Cook Islands Language Week 2019 kicked off on Sunday with a vibrant launch in Tokoroa. This year’s theme is Taku rama, taau toi: ora te Reo – My Torch, Your Adze: The Language Lives.

 Tokoroa Mamas enjoying their songs and dance
Dignitaries are welcomed into the St Lukes PIC church hall
Cook Islands flag raising
Cook Island youth serving the guests
 The Turia family: One of the first Cook Island families to settle in Tokoroa in the 1950s (l-r: Martha Turia, Janet Paiti, Charlie Turia, Tekonini Vano). They hold a picture of their late parents, the pioneering couple Turia Iti Turia QSM and his wife Nooroa Turia.

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