Stage supported and hosted by Mana Kura
Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
COOK ISLANDS STAGE
2020 COOK ISLANDS
2020 EVENT THEME
“Me mātūtū ta’au, Peu e te Akono’anga
Kuki Airani, ka ora rāi tō’ou Kopapa,
te Manako e te Vaerua"
“Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul
with the strength of Culture”
Stage meeting 1 - Thursday 14th November 2019, 4.30pm
Stage meeting 2 - Thursday 13th February 2020
4.30pm - All Speech participants and 2019 Cook Island Language TICs
5.30pm - Tutors meeting
Both meetings will be held at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Staffroom, 2 Franklyne Road, Otara, Auckland 2023
ASB POLYFEST AND MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
COOK ISLANDS STAGE SPEECH COMPETITION
This will take part on Thursday 19th March 2020
The times are as follows:
Thursday 19th March 2020 (Juniors and Seniors).
Competition Starts at 12:30pm
Please report to Cook Islands Stage by 12:00pm
Please remember that if you're bringing your students to support your speakers, they must be in full school uniform and accompanied by a Teacher from your school.
They will gain free entry to watch the speeches on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March 2020.
Please submit a fully completed profile sheet for each of your school groups. Only once all profile sheets have been submitted will the full ticketing pack be prepared, so it is important you check that all groups are accounted for before arranging to collect your pack.
Working together with iTicket this year has enabled us to make some time-saving changes to how these packs are made up. We are now able to email all Performance and Vehicle passes directly to the Cultural Group Coordinator (CGC) for the school, based on the number required that is noted in your Profile Sheet(s). They will then allocate the passes to the relevant groups for printing or saved electronically. These will be scanned when the groups come through the gates. A dedicated queue has also been allocated for performers only to come though.
However, we do still need the CGC to pick up the BUS and Media passes as well as any other important information that will need to be shared with all the groups. If the CGC is unable to pick up the packs, please advise the Schools Liaison Manager by email email@example.com. It is important you are available to collect from either location on either day, as packs will not be sent via post or courier.
DATES and VENUES:
PROFILE SHEETS DUE
Thursday 27th February 2020 by 4pm
SCRIPT COPIES DUE
Thursday 5th March 2020 by 4pm
ALL Trophies are to be returned to SMC Limited, 38 Mt Hobson Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050, no later than Thursday 14th November 2019. Please ensure these are engraved and polished before returning.
Turou! Turou! Turou!
Oro mai! Oro mai! Oro mai!
Kia Orana te iti tangata Kuki Airani e te katoatoa i teia mataiti ou. Te Ui Ariki, Ui Mataiapo, Ui Rangatira, tei ma'ata i te pae o te Enua, to te Ture e te pae o te Evangelia. Kia orana rava tatou katoatoa i teia mataiti 2019. Kite Apii Manakura ko Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Meitaki Maata ko kotou i ariki akaou mai I te patianga kia akateretere i te ta’ua Kuki Ariani I te mataiti 2019.
Te au Puapii e te au tamariki Apii Tuarua, te au metua, te Atua te aroa. Te oronga atu nei au i tetai akameitaki'anga ki to tatou Ariki vaine, Pa Ariki, Te Cook Islands Consular General, Roselyn Blake, tei tae mai no te akararangi i te ta'ua o te Kuki Airani i te mataiti I topa.
Te au tauira no te tuanga o te tarere korero, akamaroiroi e Kia matutu I ta kotou tuanga Tatau a te Parapara. Meitaki Maata ki te au taunga korero no te reo Maori Kuki Airani.
Te irinaki nei au e ka mataora kotou i te matakitaki i te au tarekareka ta te au Apii ka akaariari mai. Ki te au tauira katoatoa, e te au Puapii tarekareka kia manuia, kia mataora, e kia manavanui. Kia Manuia. Te Atua te aroa.
This is the 44th year since this event began at Hillary College in Otara. A special tribute to all those students who created a pathway for our current students in Auckland, to learn our Cook Islands language and Culture. My sincere gratitude and appreciation to all former students, parents, tutors, judges, MC’s and Securities and Cook Islands wardens for all your contributions and support. Special thank you to Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate (Mana Kura), the Principal Peter Uys and teachers in charge of the Cook Islands Group for hosting our stage in 2019. Thank you to your staff for their timekeeping and the girls who worked on the stage and assisted the Stage Managers. Meitaki Maata.
Our Kura Matua for 2019 is Kia Aroha College and James Cook High School. The sponsor for our Cook Islands stage again this year is “AUT University”. Thank you to both our host schools and sponsor, for your willingness to support this meaningful event for our secondary school students in Auckland.
A special message to all our Cook Islands Cultural Tutors, te au Tumu Korero, te au Taunga no te Tarekareka Ura please:
Follow the true spirit of how and why this event was formed (for students)
The purpose of this is not only to teach our tamariki our Reo and Peu Kuki Airani but to bring them together in unity, to love one another and build good relationships, regardless of which school they go to.
Teach your students proper Cook Islands customs, traditions, protocols and values such as respect and proper manners etc.
Remember this event is about “Traditional” dancing and not “contemporary”. Contemporary is another phase, another level and not appropriate at this festival.
Follow the specific rules or suffer the consequences.
Attend all stage meetings where questions are raised and other issues discussed.
Meet deadlines to avoid penalties.
There is zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour and conduct (both students and adults)
I hope 2019 will bring a better understanding, better attitude and joy to all our people who wish to attend this event. Celebrate with us, the achievements and efforts of all our students from across the Auckland region. Appreciate the hard work of all staff, Principals and Board of Trustees in allowing your children to participate in this festival.
To the director of ASB Polyfest, Seiuli Terri Leo-Mauu, Lane Fa’afua and Komiti Whakahaere, thank you for the opportunity to showcase our Cook Islands Language and Culture for the world to see.
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is heaven”
Kia Orana e kia manuia.
Mama Tupou Manapori B.Ed, MNZM QSM
Cook Islands stage Co- Ordinator