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How an atoll spoke to the world

Saturday August 10, 2019

Amelia Rachel Hokule’a Borofsky’s daughter’s umbilical cord is buried under a coconut tree on Pukapuka. She is working to tell these stories of the atoll, she says, before the seas rise and it’s too late.

We are a country evolving, and evolving in our relationships with the 50-plus countries we have diplomatic ties with and especially the one we have free association with; New Zealand.

A whale of a tale

Saturday August 03, 2019

Amid concerns about tourist boats getting too close and scaring whales, tough questions are being asked about how the magnificent marine mammals are to be protected for the future. 

Wayne Mitchell meanders around his half acre organic farm in Titikaveka with a grin on his face, proudly showing off his produce.

Minimising impact of nodule mining

Saturday December 05, 2015

The aspects of seabed nodule mining that require criteria of maximum-acceptable impact include:

 A potentially serious and alarming situation is looming for many of Rarotonga's accommodators, restaurateurs, bars, traders, public and private buildings as well as private residents.

Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.

Fun in and out of the classroom

Saturday September 05, 2015

It’s been a fun week of learning both in and out of the classroom for the pre-schoolers and grade 5 students at Apii Te Uki Ou.

Rarotongan carving fetches $1.5million

Saturday December 13, 2014

A Rarotongan carving sold for $1,554,369 (€1,201,500) at an auction sale in Paris on September 16 this year. 

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