Cook Islands Heroes: Tua Pittman

Kia orana everyone! Kuki Airani Language Week is coming August 1st and I’ve got a new book to help celebrate the week. It’s a collection of achievers who have Cook Islands ancestry – from legends, through history and into the present.

The aim of this book is to inspire Kuki Airani young people and anyone else who loves reading stories of people who overcame great challenges to achieve their goals in life.

Today’s Cook Islands Hero is Tua Pittman

Ru was an explorer and master navigator who loved discovering new islands. Tua Pittman (Rarotonga, Mangaia) is a modern day Ru – a master of long distance ocean voyaging. He’s one of two Cook Islands master navigators and has sailed the Pacific
for over thirty years, using the stars, the planets, the flight patterns of birds, and the ocean as his guide … just like Ru did. You can read more about Tua’s achievements in Cook Islands Heroes, available now!

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