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Charlee McLean turned down overseas opportunities to come home to her island, her reef, her ocean – only to find her love of the sea has thrust her back on the world stage as a young voice for the marine environment.
Jaime and Joe took each other’s hand as their wedding ceremony began this week. They giggled with excitement at first but, as they stared into each other’s eyes, the laughter turned to happy tears.
Big ideas are taking shape at the Rarotonga Golf Course where an enthusiastic new management team has embarked on an ambitious plan to give the old clubhouse a new look for a new era. Visiting journalist and keen golfer from New Zealand Gray Clapham reports.
Rarotonga’s Golf Club has always been a gem in the rough.
It’s been raining since 2013, says Ake Utanga.
The land specialist for government’s Project Management Unit is mulling over when the last serious dry spell was, when water stopped running from Rarotonga taps. She reckons there’s been rain for a while.
Maraea Mata is the last of 15 siblings still alive – so when the matriarch met all her brothers and sisters dozens and dozens of offspring at a family reunion, it was overwhelming.
KIWI JOURNALIST Jonathan Milne is the new editor of Cook Islands News. He takes up his new role on June 4 after relocating to Rarotonga from Auckland where he was until recently editor of the Sunday Star-Times.