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Coco and Daisy in the South Pacific

Saturday August 20, 2016

Xinling Gao (Coco), is a journalist with the Shanghai Morning Post in Shanghai, China. Recently she and her friend Daisy embarked on an adventure to follow their dreams, spending a year and a half travelling to Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Australia. In the days following their visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Coco wrote a story about their trip, which she kindly gave to CI News.

The Games Organisation:

Bury Andrew Marsters and I had to organise the Mini Olympics.

THE WAVES cupped the stern of the vaka, splashing over her as she ploughed through the vastness that is the blue haze of Moana O Kiva.

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.

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