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Please note these are our main events held but the Ministry of Cultural Development, other events like the International Dancer of the year haven’t been confirmed for these years. Moreover, Miss Cook Islands and School Festival are held by organisations outside of the Ministry.

Celebrating International Archives Day at the National Archives of the Cook Islands Office

Friday 9th June 2017 Cook Islands National Archives in Tupapa Theme:  “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism” We are going to make a tourist tour in our National Archives Office at the Ministry of Cultural Development, showcasing part of our Cook Islands History through sharing information Cook Islands Parliament Minute Book 1897-1901 Rarotonga Council Minutes 1917-1941 Cook […]

Resources & Collections

The National Archives has a membership fee of $10.00 per annum. You must be a member to have access to view the National Archives Collections with the approval of the Archivist. Accessing National Archives Collections To access the National Archives of the Cook Islands Collections, you must fill out our Access Form first and outline […]

Act, Regulations and Legislation

The National Archives is affiliated with the Public Records Act 1984, Official Information Act, Copyright Act 2013, Ministry of Cultural Development Act 1990, Te Reo Maori Act 2003 and Traditional Knowledge Act 2013. The National archives was established for the better preservation of public records of the Cook Islands which were transferred from government departments […]

Historical Photographic Exhibition

The upcoming Historical Photographic Exhibition by the National Archives of the Cook Islands will be held at the National Auditorium Domes on the 3rd  and 4th of March 2016.  Presenting a Digital Screening and Photographic Display of Cook Islands photos from the Johnsons Studio Collections.  Tena mai te reo Tuoro kia kotou katoatoa.  Ka rave […]

National Archives-Punanga Akamou Korero: Historical Photograhic Exhibition 6-31 March

The National Archives of the Cook Islands will be presenting an exhibition from Thursday 5th March to the end of March 2015. Cook Islands digitised photographs dating back to the 1920s will be exhibited through slide shows in our National Museum-Runanga Pakau, situated at the Ministry of Cultural Development-Tauranga Vananga.  This exhibition is open to […]