Moana Makapelu Lee

Moana Makapelu Lee

The shape of our future

Saturday January 25, 2020

The chance to get in shape for their families has inspired 110 people to sign up for a new fitness challenge, starting Monday. 

The last mare

Saturday January 25, 2020

As a horse rider, journalist Moana Makapelu Lee knows what it is to care for such proud animals. Up the Turangi valley road, she discovers Rarotonga’s last three horses – and meets the woman who is helping them live out the rest of their lives in calm and dignity.

Aitutaki Sharks stranded

Saturday January 25, 2020

Sad day for Aitutaki as its ‘struggling’ league team withdraws from the national competition and the club executive quits en masse. 

Something in the water

Friday January 24, 2020

Two top New Zealand aquatic ecologists have been brought in to answer public calls for assurance that the new water treatment will be safe for the fish, koura and other small animals living in Rarotonga’s streams. 

Niuean musician supports hostel

Thursday January 23, 2020

Sing it and they will come … Moana Makapelu Lee reports on an RnB artist’s dream to help his people in Cook Islands build their new community hall.

It was a mystery worth of serious journalistic inquiries: Who was responsible for the multiplug hanging off Tupapa night market’s controversial power board? Moana Makapelu Lee investigates.

Three more drink-drive arrests

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Three people have been arrested and charged for driving over the legal limit over the weekend.

Mangaia pets get vets

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Te Are Manu vets Dr Josie Wyre and Dr Ellen McBryde have returned to Rarotonga after a successful vet trek to Mangaia, desexing and checking over local cats and dogs.

You might notice something different about the Minister of Culture George Maggie these days – but you won’t hear it.

Howard Henry says we are building a rod for our own backs with intensive development causing coastal erosion – making us ever more vulnerable to storms.

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