‘Amazing’ support for fire victims

‘Amazing’ support for fire victims

A week after the house he built burnt to the ground, Papa Teina Ataera Snr is so overwhelmed by the aro’a extended to his family that he can’t finish a thank you without getting choked up.

‘Cook Islands-NZ bubble should be first’

Top Queen’s Birthday honour recipient counsels Cook Islands and New Zealand governments: we can reopen borders next month.

‘Using maths in real life’

Three thousand kilometres of ocean and the Covid travel bans haven’t stopped innovative work teaching “a challenging form of maths” to pupils at Cook Islands primary schools.

Inspiring girls’ leadership programme going online

At high school, Alexia Hilbertidou found herself the only girl in senior technology and physics classes.

‘We need tourists, not aid’

Pressure is mounting for the New Zealand government to make a Pacific bubble a priority along with – or ahead of – opening its borders with Australia.

Local

One small step for a Mama

Crime

Brain tumour was a cause of reckless  motorist’s crashes

Weather

Rachel Reeves: From cyclones to coronavirus

Outer Islands

Air Raro plans its return to Pa Enua

Education

Back to church, back to school – with distancing

Environment

Kelvin Passfield: Reef fish toxin affects animals too

Culture

A Sunday  without  church

Economy

Customs sends home 55% of its officers