Kia orana, Te 'Epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani
Our language and identity is a gift to the future of our children and families. Cook Islands language week begins this week, with the theme ‘Kia ngākau parau, kia rangarangatu to tatou Reo Māori Kūki Āirani; Be proud of our Reo Māori Kūki Āirani and protect its future!’ We all want to preserve and promote our heritage, including our language.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training: Aukilani is also a real chance to protect the future of our people – building individual careers in industry and creating a stronger collective future for ourselves, our children and our whānau. As part of the consortium, we are all actively participating to help more Māori and Pasifika into the trades.
Our teams at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec), Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Skills4Work and NZMA are now welcoming the next group of MPTT trainees into their programmes. Another group graduated two weeks ago and these trainees are being supported into work and apprenticeships by our industry training partners BCITO, Skills, Competenz, MITO and ServiceIQ. The success of this programme also depends on our navigators from the Solomon Group and OCA, who help guarantee trainees’ commitment to successfully completing this unique skills-for-work initiative. All parts of our Auckland village are fully contributing to a stronger future.
‘Kia ngākau parau, kia rangarangatu to tatou Reo Māori Kūki Āirani; Be proud of our Reo Māori Kūki Āirani and protect its future!’