Australian school files court challenge against 5-year-old boy to force hair-cut

Australian school files court challenge against 5-year-old boy to force hair-cut

School’s persistent legal attempt to force a small boy’s hair to be cut shows ‘arrogance’, says local Cook Islands leader. 

Longer wage subsidy tipped

With the prospect of the return of tourists fading into the distance, government looks set to extend the wage subsidy this weekend. 

Auditorium renovations start

The $1.6 million renovation of the National Auditorium will keep the venue closed for the remainder of 2020.

Caring for traditional knowledge – or caring for the world’s skin

Should Cook Islands Maori share with the world their generations-old understanding of plants, medicines and food properties, for the greater good – or should they hold onto that knowledge?

Apii Nikao fundraiser for Ma‘uke trip

Soap suds and laughter made Avatiu harbour sparkle, as Apii Nikao’s energetic Year 8 students raised funds for a trip to Ma‘uke.

National

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Blessing of new Atupare Marae

Sport

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Lucky catch!

Opinion

Prof Michael Baker: Three steps to New Zealand air-bridge:  elimination, surveillance and borders

Prof Michael Baker: Three steps to New Zealand air-bridge:  elimination, surveillance and borders

Prof Michael Baker: Three steps to New Zealand air-bridge:  elimination, surveillance and borders

Prof Michael Baker: Three steps to New Zealand air-bridge:  elimination, surveillance and borders

Features

Kiwi couple  are happily  stranded – in paradise

Kiwi couple  are happily  stranded – in paradise

Kiwi couple  are happily  stranded – in paradise

Kiwi couple  are happily  stranded – in paradise

Kiwi couple  are happily  stranded – in paradise

Pacific and World

Views on the streets of NZ

Views on the streets of NZ