Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Tennis boys take it to the brink

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Maka Maui came back from injury and a tough singles games in blistering heat to help Cook Islands to a victory in the doubles. 

Stage set for big day in mixed touch

Wednesday February 19, 2020

The women’s touch teams showed early class to set the stage for an exciting Vodafone mixed touch competition today.

Pictures cast doubt on claim by a Libyan militia group to have sunk a Cook Islands-flagged cargo ship. 

EDITORIAL: So how close is the COVID-19 coronavirus? With the news of infected sufferers in the Pacific, in Hawai’i and the Philippines, it feels nearer than ever.

School is cancelled on Rarotonga today as tropical disturbance TD08F hits the island. The seawall road, too, has been closed as big waves smash over the top.

The recognition of the final resting places of six Cook Islands war dead causes us to consider how we remember them, and indeed, all our loved ones. Jonathan Milne explores the common strands linking the small family burial plots of Cook Islands to the sweeping American lawn cemetery of Hawai’i.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has accepted the New Zealand Defence Force’s recommendation to add the names of six Cook Islands army privates to their records.

Call for World Health Organisation to be allowed free movement into Asia-Pacific countries to combat fast-spreading virus. 

As disputes over incursions by fishing fleets spread south through the Pacific Ocean, so too the face of maritime patrols is changing. Jonathan Milne reports from Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i.

Music to the years

Saturday February 08, 2020

Pat Williams, 64, was once well-known in Cook Islands music circles; now, he is sharing his familiar warm greeting at the security entrance to the US Consulate in Auckland. 

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