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As it enters its 30th year, Raro Rugby 7s is shaping up to be bigger than ever.

Making Cooks a safer place

Monday September 23, 2019

Punanga Tauturu has spend 25 years working for vulnerable women and children. So it was appropriate the charity’s birthday commemorations began with a minute of silence for Lapana Tupou, the 7-year-old boy missing at sea.

Renowned marine leader dumped

Monday September 23, 2019

Jacqui Evans, who was this year recognised internationally for her work building Marae Moana, is being replaced as director of the marine park.

Out on the back porch at Charlie’s

Saturday September 21, 2019

Between them, Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band possess more than 150 years of onstage experience and a half-dozen lifetimes worth of love for rhythm and blues.

Praying at the shrine to beauty

Saturday September 21, 2019

For four years, Jessica Lennan deliberated over whether or not to open a beauty clinic on Rarotonga.

Cooks’ starring role

Saturday September 21, 2019

In Rarotonga, Phil Evans doesn’t have a telescope of the size you see at international observatories.

But today’s technology allows him to log in remotely, every day, to his observatory in Chile that he accesses remotely on a daily basis – the culmination of 20 years of stargazing.

How often are reports and recommendations actually heeded?

Urgent plea for nurses

Saturday September 21, 2019

An urgent call for nurses and nursing managers has been issued by the Ministry of Health.

Health head favours preventive approach

Saturday September 21, 2019

After a week on Mangaia, Secretary of Health Dr  Aumea (Josephine) Herman is renewed in her mission to move the ministry toward preventive, rather than reactive, health care.

PTI’s 25 years of helping women

Friday September 20, 2019

Punanga Tauturu, the only organisation in the Cook Islands set up to support survivors of domestic abuse, celebrates its 25th birthday tonight.

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