Country: Cook Islands
Name: Uirangi Bishop
Occupation: Customer Services Officer, Bank of the Cook Islands
Born and raised on Aitutaki Island, I come from a family of 8 including Mum & Dad.
I did primary and secondary school on Aituaki, finishing 7th Form via distance learning with USP. I have just completed 2 years of correspondence study with New Zealand-based Whitireia Learning Institute, working towards a Business degree.
I am passionate about my Cook Islands dancing and I have competed in the National Dance Competition since I was 7 years old. I currently hold the title of ‘Cook Islands National Dance Champion’ and I am looking forward to sharing my culture with the people of the Pacific.
My dream is to one day extend on our family dance group in Aitutaki and eventually open my own Cook Islands dance school and teach dance to our children. I pray that the Good Lord will bless my beautiful Pacific sisters who will be in Apia to represent their island nations - ladies make our people proud and enjoy yourselves.
Kia Orana & Meitaki Atupaka