Weekend

One in four people in Cook Islands live with a disability, according to the last census. That is part of the reason the National Disability Council fights for an inclusive and just Cook Islands in which the human rights of those with disabilities are realised. 

Rarotonga whale researcher Nan Hauser speaks up for the first time about living with epilepsy and fighting the stigma against disabilities.

Former Government minister Iaveta Short says there is too much travel and wastage, and not enough checks and balances on government. 

Cook Islands’ U-boat hunter

Saturday June 27, 2020

Prime Minister-in-waiting Mark Brown’s great-uncle was a U-boat hunter in the Battle of the Atlantic. 

It’s not just the resorts and restaurants that are hard-hit by the border closures; adults with special needs are struggling to support themselves.

Keeping tivaevae tradition alive

Saturday June 20, 2020

In order to succeed in business, you have to think outside the square. Katrina Tanirau discovers how the Covid-19 pandemic has forced Ann and Kathrine Reid to adopt new ways of selling their tivaevae.

OPINION: Growing up, met with vindictive comments whenever we try to learn about our culture, it’s easy to just turn our back on it all – and that’s why the Voyaging Society is struggling for funds and support.

When she was in her 20s, Marjorie Crocombe was barred from Australia by its racist immigration policy. Now, as Cook Islands’ most venerated living author turns 90, she switches off the TV news coverage of BlackLivesMatter protests, and wonders how much has really changed. She talks with Katrina Tanirau.

More than 5000 shell found in office of deceased expert, including surprise finds from Cooks. 

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