The Kia Orana Podcast

By Haydn Adams & Chantal Napa

The KIA ORANA Podcast is all about what you will, and will not find in the COOK ISLANDS. Located in the SOUTH PACIFIC are 15 tiny islands, scattered like natures crown jewels. Total land area is 240 square kilometers (93 sq mi). Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1,960,027 square kilometers (756,771 sq mi) of ocean. The population estimate as at November 2020 is 17,570. The capital island RAROTONGA is the gateway to our outer sister islands. No sky scrapers, traffic lights, escalators, elevators, helicopters, highways, train stations and definitely no cold snow or ice! With your show hosts local Rarotongan Chantal Napa and American Haydn Adams, https://kiaoranapodcast.com/about/ we offer to you our listener the humorous POLYNESIAN style of community conversations through truth, song and creative story telling. Expressing our lifestyles and growing up in village like homesteads. The history, culture of our small island nation, warm tropical environment, relaxed characteristics of our LOCALS is lovingly depicted throughout the interviews. Let us authentically help engage your five senses, to connect you with our ISLAND home and our friendly humble people. Connecting you to the emotional essence of our people, sharing inspiration with the HOPE that you will come and visit us one day. Kia Orana is both a blessing and a wish for good fortune. It is the official greeting of the Cook Islands.

  1. 1.
    Professional Board Director: Caren Rangi, ONZM 2018, FCA
    17:58
  2. 2.
    From Military Policeman to Cook Islands Police Commissioner and more: Mr. Pira Wichman
    1:08:49
  3. 3.
    Te Tiare Association (TTA) is the LGBTQ+ advocacy organisation in the Cook Islands - Valery Wichman
    28:09
  4. 4.
    Marae Moana, Sacred Ocean: Terii Pittman, Peia Patai and Kevin Iro
    54:24
  5. 5.
    Justine Matatoa Flanagan: Photographer, political advocate & Te Vai Ora Maori Cook Islands
    48:36
  6. 6.
    Life Story of Denis Ryburn. Publican - Entrepreneur - Husband - Father - Grandfather
    40:36
  7. 7.
    Australian High Commission, Cook Islands: Dr Christopher Watkins
    36:52
  8. 8.
    Peta Mathias - Chef, Author, Travel Addict & more!
    21:41
  1. 9.
    Tinomana Ariki - Tokerau Munro (Nee Dean) High Chief of Vaka Puaikura
    39:20
  2. 10.
    Anonga ‘Ano’ Tisam: Masters Degree in Information Systems
    40:57
  3. 11.
    Government’s 2021-22 Appropriation Act (Budget) with Prime Minister, Mark Brown
    42:53
  4. 12.
    Respect is given when it is earned: Rosie Blake
    1:06:41
  5. 13.
    Insight into the Open Travel Bubble - President of Tourism Council, Liana Scott
    31:51
  6. 14.
    CircleCooks: Up-cycled Art with Sabine Janneck
    41:45
  7. 15.
    From the Cardboard Factory to a Multi-Millionaire - Mike Pero
    45:14
  8. 16.
    BONUS: Our 1-Year Anniversary!
    2:06
  9. 17.
    50 Years of Dental History in the Cook Islands - Danny Areai & George Hosking
    42:28
  10. 18.
    Air New Zealand based in the Cook Islands since early 1970’s - Addrienne Hosking-Tinirau
    33:01
  11. 19.
    Lady Tuaine Marsters: An engaging conversation inside her Greenhouse
    49:11
  12. 20.
    Ora Partners - Blockchain, Digital Future and more! Puai T. Wichman
    35:34
  13. 21.
    Tiare and the Circle of Worlds Book Series - Selena Nicholas-Bublick Dr SNB
    37:53
  14. 22.
    Te Ara o te Onu: Sea Turtle Conservation Society - Jules Tamaariki & Vet. Ellen McBryde
    19:30
  15. 23.
    Sisters: Malaena Eagle & Colette Eagle, Hip Hop Dancing as a Professional Career
    53:07
  16. 24.
    Prime Minister of the Cook Islands - The Honorable Mark Brown on the Pandemic, Vaccinations, CookSafe+ and more
    33:59
  17. 25.
    The Two Aunties of Cook Islands Tourism: Part II
    29:05
  18. 26.
    Mahiriki Tangaroa - Leading Contemporary Artist, Cook Islands
    32:57
  19. 27.
    Selina Matenga - Napa MBE Member Of Cook Islands Parliament
    22:50
  20. 28.
    Phillip Nordt: Bachelor Of Culinary Arts: Restaurateur, Rarotonga
    1:13:29
  21. 29.
    Te Are Manu: The only local Charity Vet Clinic in the Cook Islands
    22:46
  22. 30.
    Dr. Corrina A Tucker: Storytellers Eco Cycle & Walking Tours Rarotonga Cook Islands
    17:49
  23. 31.
    Fishing Captain Brendon Nicholas & The Outer Islands: Mauke, Atiu & Mitiaro
    28:26
  24. 32.
    Roseanne Milner - Muri Vista Villas: Short Term Holiday Rental With Water Views.
    20:41
  25. 33.
    Haydn and Chantal discuss the holidays, the pandemic and 2021
    30:08
  26. 34.
    Puai T Wichman I Ora Partners Offshore Trustee Company
    39:23
  27. 35.
    Charleen Heather: Marketing Manager For Polynesian Rental Cars & Bikes, Rarotonga
    22:56
  28. 36.
    Tokerau Jim Images - “The Art in Photography must be captured through your eyes first.”
    23:12
  29. 37.
    Phillip Henderson - CEO of Vodafone Telecommunications in the Cook Islands
    28:46
  30. 38.
    Carey Winterflood - Cook Islands Real Estate Agency, “Resort Brokers and Lifestyle Realtors”
    26:24
  31. 39.
    Prime Minister Of The Cook Islands - The Honorable Mark Brown
    52:45
  32. 40.
    A Huge Thank You & Happy Holidays from Chantal & Haydn
    10:06
  33. 41.
    Gerard Field: CEO of Capital Security Bank Rarotonga. International Private Banking In The Cook Islands.
    37:13
  34. 42.
    Vaine Nooana-Arioka: Managing Director/CEO for the Bank of the Cook Islands
    31:18
  35. 43.
    Maurice (Mo) Newport & Motone Productions: The Creative Company Of The Cook Islands
    31:46
  36. 44.
    Angeline Tuara & The Cook Islands Social Impact Fund
    19:09
  37. 45.
    Ruth Mave & Her Weekly Cook Islands News Editorial Column
    47:49
  38. 46.
    Alex Beddoes, Sprinter and Athlete From The Cook Islands
    26:03
  39. 47.
    Chantal & her children: Athena & Desiree. Growing Up Island Style In Rarotonga.
    35:45
  40. 48.
    Anthony Turua & Ministry of Cultural Development
    39:39
  41. 49.
    Glenda Tuaine & Her Documentary of Mike Tavioni, Master Carver.
    41:55
  42. 50.
    Fletcher Melvin, Liana Scott & The economic state of the Cook Islands during the pandemic
    30:47

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