Safe hands: Flag-bearer for Cook Islands children

Safe hands: Flag-bearer for Cook Islands children

If your kids need surgery at Rarotonga Hospital this month, the woman caring for them will be a familiar face: former Cook Islands Olympic Games flagbearer Ella Nicholas. Losirene Lacanivalu pays her a visit at the hospital.

Creating a world of his own

A new series painted in New York City has taken painter Andy Leleisi’uao on a new journey. Anneka Brown meets him ahead of his show’s opening in Rarotonga.

Reflections off the sea

Voyaging isn’t glamorous. It can be wet, it can be arduous, it can be gross. Spending time on the Pacific on the nation’s sailing vaka, Rachel Reeves’ eyes are opened to the stamina and spirit of the people who settled these islands. They voyaged without power, without communications, without hope of rescue.

Taking Cook Islands culture to the world

Papatua Papatua is one of Cook Islands best-known faces; certainly one of the country’s best-known voices – but his latest work sharing islands tradition with our people across the ocean was new and special even for him. 

‘Just like a Big Mac, only bigger!’

The burgers at the new DRJ’s café are modelled on everybody’s guilty pleasure: the Big Mac. Anneka Brown investigates.

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