Weekend

In 1915 Cook Islands men began signing up to fight in The Great War.

OVER 50 guests at the National Museum on Thursday evening took the opportunity to preview a collection of special art works created by students from Rarotonga, Atiu, Mangaia and Atitutaki.

For THE last 13 years, Arerangi Tongia, Brigham Young University of Hawaii graduate and former director/curator of the National Museum of the Cook Islands has been spreading and sharing his love of his Cook Islands culture at the annual Foster City Polynesian Festival in Foster City, near San Francisco, California. 

The season of dark storms...

Monday June 20, 2016

Aitutaki-based counsellor Thomas Wynne discusses a topic few people like to talk about: suicide. His thought-provoking feature is timely, as it precedes a visit to the Cook Islands next by New Zealand comedian Mike King, who has fought his own battles with depression, addiction and recovery. King will be visiting schools on Rarotonga and Aitutaki and will be bringing a voice to the otherwise taboo subject of suicide.

When CI News published a story recently about licencing problems faced by a new Rarotonga

business based on the ‘traditional’ tumunu or bush beer, it grabbed the attention of University of

Waikato researcher Dr Apo Aporosa.

He offered to write a feature story on the original practices

and traditions of the tumunu which were based not on bush beer, but on kava. Dr Aporosa is

related to the village of Macuata in Northern, Fiji. His adopted sister is related to Aitutaki. His

work at the Hamilton, New Zealand university includes teaching on kava and identity.


I HAVE a friend here in New Zealand.

Fun in the sun at sports day

Saturday June 04, 2016

Tereora College pupils had a fun and energising time under the sun yesterday during their annual sports day held at the Ngatangiia Park.

This feature, written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne,takes a thought-provoking look at misconceptions of cultural identity in the Cook Islands, particularly in regard to the cultural experiences we present to tourists. Wynne, who moved home to the Cook Islands in 2011, is a counsellor at Araura College on Aitutaki.

Former Cook Islands News political reporter Phillipa Webb has written the chapter on Cook Islands government and politics for a new book, Pacific Ways, just published by Victoria University Press in New Zealand.

Tereora takes the trophy!

Saturday April 30, 2016

Tereora College scooped the Vaka Iti trophy from defending champion Araura College of Aitutaki at this year’s 2016 BSP Vaka Iti Regatta at the Muri Lagoon yesterday.

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