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Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters hold a very special place in our hearts. They have been instrumental in forming the people that we are today, and are constantly the underdogs of society. Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa NZ has decided to hold a special event, to award some of those women who have been instrumental in the growth and development of Cook Islanders in New Zealand.

This formal evening will be a platform for the recognition of every day Cook Islands women who have done extraordinary things – not for themselves, but for others around them. Their selfless deeds have brought about a revolution in Cook Islands culture – from song and dance, to traditional crafts, and then into sports and business. 

This is our way of saying thank you!

"We are born of love; Love is our mother."