The Kia Orana Podcast is all about what you will, and will not find in the Cook Islands, Kuki Airani. The country is comprised of 15 tiny islands, scattered like volcanic jewels in the South Pacific Ocean. Total land area is 240 square kilometers (93 sq mi). Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1,960,027 square kilometers (756,771 sq mi) of ocean. The population estimate as at 2018 was 15,200. Your local engaging Rarotongan host Chantal Napa and American Haydn Adams, offer Cook Islands businesses an international platform for their voice to let you the listener know where to stay, what to do, where to shop, where to eat/dine/drink. As a bonus there is a special guest category, a collaboration of locals sharing with you their knowledge of the Cook Islands. You will also hear emotionally humorous Polynesian community memories, expressing their lifestyle of growing up in the Cook Islands throughout the episodes. The history, culture of the small island nation, warm tropical environment, relaxed characteristics of the locals is lovingly narrated throughout their interviews. Kia Orana Podcast is your local connection to local people and local knowledge. No sky scrapers, no traffic lights, no escalators, no shopping malls, no parking meters and no train stations! Teal colour lagoons, tropical fish, organic produce, fragrant scented frangipani, deserted beaches, palm trees and lots of coconuts! Let us authentically help engage your five senses, to connect you with our island home and our friendly humble people. Our aim is to connect you to the emotional essence and experiences of the local people, sharing inspiration with the hope that you will visit one day. Kia Orana is both a blessing and a wish for good fortune. It is the official greeting of the Cook Islands.
Glenda Tuaine & Mike Tavioni
Work is about achieving success in the roles you take. I am proud of the diverse range of projects that I have worked on that have forged growth and development. As a New Zealand born Cook Islands and English heritage woman, being able to reference and...
Fletcher Melvin, Liana Scott & The State of the Cook Islands during the Pandemic
In this week's episode, we sit down with both Fletcher Melvin & Liana Scott, who are representatives of the Private Sector Taskforce for the Cook Islands. Fletcher Melvin is also President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce:"The Chamber of...
Jean Mason & The Lost Art of Tapa Making
My name is Jean Tekura Mason. I was born in the Cook Islands of a Mauke/Atiu mother, Akekaro, and British father, Richard. I was educated in the Cook Islands and New Zealand. I have been curator and manager of the Cook Islands Library and Museum...
Principal Mark Harris & Apii Te Uki Ou
We sat down with Mr. Harris, Principal of Apii Te Uki Ou, a private school on the island of Rarotonga. From Mr. Harris:My wife (Shannon), youngest children (Jaia and Jasper) and I, have been part of the Apii Te Uki Ou family since 2017 and have seen the...
Georgia, Jacqui & their remembrances of the Cook Islands
Ko Hikurangi, ko Tokatea, ko Koinaki nga maunga Ko Harataunga, ko Waiapu nga awa Ko Horouta te waka Ko Harataunga, ko Iritekura nga marae Ko Ngati Porou Ki Harataunga Ki Mataora te iwi Ko Nga Hapu e Toru nga hapuKo Harataunga, ko Waipiro Bay nga...
Temu Okotai & Cook Islands Tours Progressive Dinner
In this week's episode, we sat down with Temu Okotai and Cook Islands Tours Progressive Dinner.To introduce Cook Islands Tours, we are an inbound tour operator offering a comprehensive range of tourist services from accommodation quotes & bookings,...
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