Weekend

The hike up Arore mountain in Muri can be quite a walk and is not for the fainthearted. Cook Islands News journalist Losirene Lacanivalu rose to the challenge, and the reward was breath taking.

The perks of being an army officer

Saturday September 05, 2020

Proud Cook Islander Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison, a soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force, wants to encourage people back home to dream big and pursue any career their heart desires. 

‘Dad-ication’ is key

Thursday September 03, 2020

Nia Heather is jack of all trades but nothing beats being a dad. 

It’s not textbook management. But Liana Scott doesn’t care. The tourism boss’s forthright style gets results – and if others won’t step up, she will. 

The ariki Numangatini of Mangaia

Friday August 28, 2020

Today, Tangitamaiti Tereapii will be invested as the 9th ariki Numangatini of Mangaia. Allan Tuara and Rod Dixon, of Mangaia, tell how the powers of the Mangaian Aronga Mana have become enshrined in our Constitution.

Who better to explain Aitutaki’s captivating sea-life than marine scientist Richard Story? Jonathan Milne and his family go out on the water.

For those that feel down or depressed, this Cook Islands model wants to share God’s love and light – on the catwalk. 

A home away from home

Saturday August 22, 2020

They had a dream. The Cook Islands community in Queensland wanted their children to have the same chances as everyone else – and that meant finding a way to nurture them economically and culturally. 

Island countries have a choice of whether and how to reopen their borders – it’s a luxury that most of the world doesn’t have. So what are they doing? Jonathan Milne investigates different islands’ solutions to Covid-19.

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