Miss Cook Islands NZ 2017

Miss Cook Islands NZ was re-established in 2016, this year’s contestants had their first public appearance at the Launch of Cook Islands Language Week where they wowed the audience with their beauty, grace and ability to korero (speak) in Cook Islands Maori- as one of the contestants shows us in a video below



Miss Cook Islands NZ celebrates and empowers young Cook Islands women in New Zealand to be an inspiration to their community; with the winner to be crowned on November 11.


Auckland re-established the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand Pageant following the formation of a new Miss Cook Islands New Zealand Trust.


The aim was for the event to promote personal development, build-character and foster friendships.


Whils also building self-esteem, completing community service and encouraging goal-setting as an important part of New Zealand Cook Islands society for each participating young woman today and into the future.


Contestants applying to enter the Miss Cook Islands 2017 Pageant need to be aged between 18 – 26yrs, and cannot have been married or pregnant at any time before and during the event.


They also ask that the applying contestant not possess excessive body tattoos or body piercing.


A registration fee of $300.00 applies to each successful applicant.


Secretary of the Miss Cook Islands NZ trust, Naomi Dashwood, hopes to see the community come out to support the young women in full force and for more Cook Islands beauties to put themselves forward for the pageant.


“I encourage our community to come and support our young ladies.


“Entries are still open; we will keep taking applications until the end of August.”


Watch Magdalene Kareroa, a successful applicant, introduce herself using her enua (island) Mangaia dialect in the video below.




“Greetings in the name of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ, my name is Magdalene Mania Kareroa, I am 22 years old and I thank the lord for this opportunity for me to represent the island of Mangaia for my people.

On my behalf of my people thank you, thank you very much.”


For more details on Miss Cook Islands NZ please contact the organization at:


Miss Cook Islands New Zealand via email: misscookislandsnz@gmail.com


Or through their Facebook page: Miss Cook Islands NZ