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GOING LOCAL: Losirene Lacanivalu leaves her worries behind and enjoys a therapeutic massage at the Muri Beach Club Hotel’s Spa.

From Ma‘uke with love

Saturday May 30, 2020

GO LOCAL: Jean-Marie Francis expanding range of skin and care products is already popular overseas but now, in the Covid-crisis, she’s finding a local market.

RECIPE: The humble aubergine or eggplant has quite amazing flavours when prepared correctly.

Islands in the stream

Monday May 18, 2020

Covid-19 has given new impetus to Cook Islands’ creative economy through digital connections that bring our artists and musicians to global audiences. Now Glenda Tuaine from Motone Productions is calling for a government-funded creative agency to drive that.

The continued hammering and grinding in the new megastore means staff can’t hear people on the phone – but that’s not stopping the customers.

Eatery renamed Lucky Rooster

Saturday June 01, 2019

A well-known eatery in downtown Avarua has been renamed after one of their regulars. And it is not one of their customers.

Rarotonga Brewery recently celebrated a major milestone in the company’s history. By choosing not to bottle their popular Cook Islands Lager, the company has helped to stop over one million glass bottles from entering the landfill.

Poko’s dream comes true

Saturday May 18, 2019

Poko Nelio, fondly known as ‘a rocket in a pocket’ for her incredible memory for details and sprightly service in the hospitality industry, recently opened her very own food business.

Diamonds are forever, the old advertising slogan says. But now, it seems, flowers are forever, too.

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