Tag: Week 3

Mana Ako

Today, at Mana ako, we learnt about the Cook Islands.

There were many interesting facts and information about the Cook Islands. I learnt a lot of new things today at Mana ako. At Mana ako, we had to share facts and info that we found interesting. An interesting fact I found was that the average household was 3.5 people in 2011. I found it interesting because I thought that you had to chop someone in half! I learnt that there are 15 islands in the Cook Islands. Those 15 islands emerged from the main island Rarotonga. Cook Island’s famous traditional dish Ika Mata is made out of raw fish (firm white fish such as snapper or cod) and vegetables (such as capsicum, tomato, coriander, and chilli). Ika Mata is marinated in lemon juice and coconut cream. My favourite Cook Island dish is Cook Island doughnuts. In 2011, most people in the Cook Islands were Cook Island Maori! In the Cook Islands there were no specific roles for boys and girls, instead they both have roles and focus on the work they’re good at.

That is pretty much all I learnt at Mana Ako. Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed it!