8 Aug 2019

Cook Islanders celebrate culture and language

From , 3:00 pm on 8 August 2019

Cook Islanders across New Zealand are celebrating their culture and language this week.

It's Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani.

While the islanders are marking the annual event with songs, stories and dances, they are being urged to speak the language to keep it alive.

Christine Rovoi reports

Cook Islands Language Week 2018

Photo: Mackenzie Smith