The Cook Islanders at the Exhibition, 1906. Canterbury Times, 28 Nov. 1906, p.37. Image from Christchurch City Libraries. File reference: CCL-PhotoCD20-IMG0003



Rarotonga, Cook Islands

4th - 6th July, 2023
The 2023 PIURN conference, 'Exploring this Sea of Islands', promises to bring together researchers from across the Pacific for three days of interdisciplinary discussion and learning, as well as the chance to explore the beautiful island of Rarotonga.


University of the South Pacific Cook Islands Campus

Wednesday February 22nd: 11am-1pm
Threading through traditional borders to weave marginalised voice, honour local knowledge and use cultural metaphor to guide method in hard-to-reach communities.

Join us as we hear from Dr Debi Futter-Puati on the metaphor of tivaevae as a research episto-methodology and how this was applied to her research on to Pacific sex, gender and sexuality education.

DoING oral histories IN THE COOK ISLANDS

University of the South Pacific Cook Islands Campus

Wednesday December 7th: 11am-1pm
Join us for a research methods teaching session as Professor Heather Worth shares her knowledge around the Oral History research methods.

This will include:
What is Oral History?
What are its origins?
What are its underlining principles?
How to conduct Oral Histories and examples

archiving the cook islands in a pacific context

University of the South Pacific Cook Islands Campus

Thursday September 8th 2022
Friday September 9th 2022
Te Puna Vai Marama Cook Islands Centre for Research held a successful forum on "Archiving the Cook islands in a Pacific Context". Many people and organisations collect Cook Islands cultural heritage material. These parties came together at this event to share ideas and learn what each other is doing. Speakers came from Australia, New Zealand, Hawai'i and of course the Cook Islands. The event was kindly funded by the Public Affairs Division of the United States Embassy in New Zealand. This allowed the event to have a truly international, Pacific flavour.