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Throughout the month of June a series of documentary films will be screened at the National Museum – Runanga Pakau in Tupapa.

The series of documentaries examines the impact of economic, political and social change to Cook Islands way of life from the 1950s to the 1980s against a backdrop of transition from NZ administration to self-government under Albert Henry, the introduction of Air New Zealand flights, tourism and emigration to New Zealand

Screenings will be held lunchtimes every Wednesday starting at 12.30pm.

The usual Museum entry fee of $5.00 applies

7 June 2017 –  Moana RoaCook Islands at the time of  the 50th anniversary  of annexation by New Zealand in 1901 – New Zealand Film Commission, 1951

(30 mins duration)           

14 June 2017 – Drums Across the Lagoon – Challenges of Cook Islands Life in the 1960’s

(25 mins duration)

21 June 2017 – Enquiry Report 1973 – Cook Islands Tourism,

Albert Henry’s Government and Emigration to New Zealand

(25 mins duration)                    

28 June 2017 – Turou Aere Mai – Opening of Cook Islands Airport by QEII in 1973

(10 mins duration)

Cook Islands Emigration to Auckland 1970s-1980s

(13 mins duration)