This week is Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week  (31 July - 6 August).

This year's theme is 'Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna' which means, 'connect me to the soil of my ancestors'.

At Fire and Emergency, we know it is important to be able to communicate with as many of our communities as possible. It aligns with our value of Whanaungatanga - we are better together.

To best support communities whose first language is not English, that may have recently moved here, and may not be used to New Zealand-style homes and kitchens, we have created resources in a range of languages, including Cook Islands Maori.(external link)

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples also has a lot of good resources, including the following language card of good phrases to know(external link).

You can find out more about the week and events that may be happening in your area here(external link).

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