THE VETERANS 

 

ONLINE CENOTAPH

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Cook Islands WW1 NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project

Kia Orana. Over the past eight years, we have amassed an enormous amount of research as we documented and GPS’d the graves and headstones of over 320 WWI soldiers located in the Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Atiu, Aitutaki, Mauke and Mangaia), plus more overseas. We have done this research voluntarily for the people of the Cook Islands and since May this year we have been developing the content for our new website, ‘Cook Islands Online Cenotaph’:

https://www.cookislandsonlinecenotaph.com/

Our website will eventually list all deceased Cook Islands service personnel (along with those of Cook Islands descent and Europeans connected to the Cook Islands) who have served worldwide during war or peacetime.

We also have a YouTube channel showcasing our field work over the years. We invite you to like and subscribe to our the channel as we grow the content. With special thanks to Julie Taripo from Cook Islands Television for her expert videography and documentary production skills:

https://youtube.com/@CookIslandsOnlineCenotaph...

We sincerely thank our major sponsors:

Tata Crocombe - The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium, Sanctuary Rarotonga & Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort (website sponsor and Rarotonga and Aitutaki accommodation sponsor)

Ewan Smith - Air Rarotonga (sponsored flights to the outer islands to undertake research fieldwork)

Bank of the Cook Islands (accommodation, meals and vehicle sponsorship in the outer islands)

Vodafone Cook Islands (mobile data)

We also wish to thank all of our sponsors, supporters, friends and Facebook followers who have assisted us in so many ways. We appreciate you all.

Our team are looking forward to sharing more information about our website development in August and September when our team will reunite on Rarotonga to finalise the WWI content.

Akara ki mua e akara katoa ki muri.

To be able to look forward, you must be able to look back.

Lest We Forget

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RISING STARS NETBALL IN PARADISE 

TITIVAKEKA MAORI SPEECH COMPETITION 

TIS - THE ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION 

RUTAKI PRIMARY SCHOOL UPGRADE