Vaine Rangatira Awards

Cook Islands Vaine are a cool bunch! They’re smart, intuitive, funny, driven and extremely supportive. On the 17th of October of 2019, Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa New Zealand Charitable Trust will host the first ever awards dedicated to celebrating the achievements of our Cook Islands women. This awards ceremony will bring together Cook Islands women from around New Zealand, the Cook Islands and across the globe.

In celebrating these women, we recognise their contributions to Cook Islands language, culture, sports, business, and all aspects of Cook Islands life outside of the home country.