Find out what undergraduate study in Cook Islands Maori involves.
Find out more about enrolling in a Cook Islands Maori language course for the first time.
The undergraduate courses you can take as part of Cook Islands Maori.
The subject Cook Islands Maori is located within the Centre for Pacific Studies.
Cook Islands Maori
Did you know that Cook Islands Maori make up 22% of New Zealand's Pacific population? Most are younger than 20, and 80% live here in Auckland.
However, only 16% of Cook Islanders living in New Zealand say they are able to hold an everyday conversation in Cook Islands Maori. Youth increase and language decline has prompted community and church leaders in Auckland to advocate the teaching and learning Cook Islands Maori. Taking up the challenge, the Faculty of Arts reintroduced the teaching of Cook Islands Maori in 2009.
Cook Islands Maori and your career
Knowledge of a Pacific language could be useful for careers in education, the public service, social services and welfare, business, marketing, journalism, language teaching, interpreting and translation.
Study options in Cook Islands Maori
Cook Islands Maori is available as an additional subject in the BA, and is taught by the Centre for Pacific Studies.