Maiden inspires women in maritime

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World yacht race.

As the seven contestants prepare for next month’s Miss Cook Islands pageant, the first woman to wear the tiara has some advice for this year’s contestants: be natural. Melina Etches meets our 1960 beauty queen.

Rarotonga hosts FIA world cup

Friday September 27, 2019

Fia’s biggest hit is Fly Away – but yesterday he flew in to Raro. 

The top three ambitions on Eva Parker’s list are to graduate as a lawyer, to work in an international organisation and to travel the world.

From dust to digital

Monday September 16, 2019

Sixty-two years, and nobody ever told him.

Dr Ranginui Fariu was genuinely surprised to learn he had featured in a Tereora College school photo published in the first existing edition of Cook Islands News, in 1957 shortly after the paper first launched.

Jamaica v Raro: The reggae test

Saturday September 14, 2019

Are you a party animal? Or one of those who love dancing to Charly Black’s reggae songs?

‘I was told I didn’t have The Look'

Saturday September 07, 2019

Vivian Engu says in order to be a model, she had to learn to handle the cruel criticism. 

“I still remember my first audition like it was yesterday,” says Vivian Engu.

The most famous conceptual artist in the region is making his first visit to the Pacific next week, to show his pop art at Bergman Gallery in Rarotonga. 

Save the last dance for me

Friday August 23, 2019

Those keen on old-fashioned island waltz dances to a live band are in for a treat with the Marua’ia’i competition tomorrow.

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