Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Matake Paruru sits quietly and gracefully in her chair and politely shrugs off questions with a soft smile. It’s hard for her to hear, but her pleasure in interacting with other people is hard to mistake.

Cameras catch massive tuna catch

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Seven longline vessels have transferred 850 tonnes of albacore tuna on to the big Chinese freezer ship that has caught the eye of locals.

Mangaia comfort

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Aumetua Rennie of Mangaia grabs onto the handrail that helps her move around her home.

Cook Islands chefs Ngatupa (Vou) Williams and William Pokino were set to demonstrate their cooking skills competing in the Global Young Chefs event in Melbourne yesterday, up against representatives from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

AN IMPRESSIVE 67.4kg yellowfin tuna hooked the heaviest fish category of the Bond Store Steinlager fishing event on Saturday.

This week we bring our readers updates and projects from Niua school students on the island Pukapuka – one of our remotest islands of the Northern group.

Empire Cinemas have hit back at the Internal Affairs Secretary’s account of the banning of Rocketman.

“Are there rubbish fairies on the island?”

Like a ship out of water

Friday June 21, 2019

Vaka captain Sam Timoko (right) passes by the original hull of Marumaru Atua as it is moved from Avatiu to the Pa Ariki palace.  Ruined by a devastating fire in 2017, the hull was left by the CITC supermarket.

The Ngatangiia/Matavera Netball Club celebrated the end of the season in style, starting the morning off with a bus ride around the island for the junior players last Saturday.

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