Kia Orana is the essence of our people and our islands…..
Cook Island Tourism developed the Kia Orana values to align our tourism industry with the core values of our Cook Islands people. These values are based on our culture and traditions while reflecting our unique and modern way of life. They reflect our aspirations for our islands. We want visitors to learn and appreciate these values and share these experiences with the world.
Our team at Pacific Resort Hotel Group live and breathe these values, ensuring a culturally rich, authentic, and fun-filled stay with us.
Three fundamental values we’d love to share with you..
Show your Mana – Say Kia Orana!
This greeting means more than hello, it literally means may you live long, or may you have a long and fulfilling life.
Don’t be shy, say Kia Orana!
When you say thank you, make it Meitaki!
Meitaki means everything is good, well, okay and thank you all in one.
Tiaki means keeper or guardian, and Mana translates as influence or power. Mana Tiaki also refers to our responsibility as guardians of these islands and the environment.
When you visit us and come home, please help us share our wonderful culture and keep our heritage alive.