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Celebrating Cook Island Language Week!

Fri, August 20, 2021

What a beautiful message we received from Jaime-Lee at Auckland Council on one of our amazing guards John Te Paki (Papa John), celebrating Cook Island Language Week:

"Thank you for allowing John Te Paki (Papa John) to wear his Cook Island shirts across Cook Island Language Week. It had such a positive impact on security and customer interactions...
I also wanted to share with you the role he played during our big celebration on Mon 02 August, because really... without his aroha for our community it wouldn't have been the success that it was. John was our MC for our big event held for local ECEs and our community. With his knowledge of the reo and his faith, he opened the week long events with prayer and korero. Not only did he MC our event, but he brought whanau to play music for our festivities that got everyone's hips and knees going. Papa John linked us with a Cook Island Mama to make delicious donuts for our tamariki, and his wife made sure the team looked every bit the part by lending us ei katu. It was an awesome morning. He is a champion of the reo, and greets us all with a huge smile and a beautiful "popongi manea" every day."

Well done John on the excellent customer feedback!

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