Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Heartwarming stories from Pukapuka

Saturday September 26, 2020

Pukapuka’s Apii Niua students produced some heartening pieces of writing to mark the World Literacy Day and Literacy Week earlier this month.

Reviving the games of our ancestors

Saturday September 26, 2020

Cook Islands Games will start with traditional sports to remember the many tupuna (ancestors) who played them to have fun while being competitive. 

A fundraising effort is underway to help Moeroa Harmon get back on her feet. 

Speaking with your hands

Friday September 25, 2020

John Paul Lindsay was two-years-old when his mother Iriti Maoate noticed something was not right while they were at a float parade in town.

Perfecting their dance moves

Thursday September 24, 2020

Rarotonga is humming with energy in preparation for the ‘Olympic Games’ of the country - the 2020 Cook Islands Games.

Aiming for aces at the Games

Wednesday September 23, 2020

A record number of tennis players have signed up to represent their islands at the Cook Islands Games next month. 

Pa metua or older persons at the Are Pa Metua Centre will now be able to make a cup of tea and have the convenience of a water machine to satisfy their thirst.

Committed to cleaning up in Aitutaki

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Across the country, the government wage subsidy has given hope to the unemployed and has been a lifesaver for workers like those in Aitutaki.

Kia Orana

Wednesday September 23, 2020

Veronica Tangitamaine Rere George hand signs ‘Kia Orana’ to promote International Sign Language Week with a smile on her face and love in her heart.

A life dedicated to education

Tuesday September 22, 2020

The late Te Hau Arii Te Mahara Karotaua Pero Tamarua, also affectionately known as Aunty Maara Karotaua dedicated her career to education.

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