Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Iconic musician Jake Numanga also well known as Papa Jake, received the Golden Ukulele Award on Wednesday evening at the National Auditorium.

Youth council’s new execs

Thursday March 21, 2019

Last week on March 13 the Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) elected the 2019 -2021 executive committee at their triennial general meeting held at the Atiu hostel.

Numanga an iconic nominee

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Jake Numanga MBE, one of the Golden Ukulele Award nominees, is the face of Cook Islands tourism.

Riki Adamu up for award

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Singer, musician, a master ukulele craftsman, Riki Adamu is one of the Golden Ukulele nominees.

Today, the Ukulele Expo will start at the National Auditorium from 9am through to 2pm, bring along your ukulele or purchase a locally made one from vendors at the domes, lessons will start from 10am today.

Nia Heather is one of the Golden Ukulele Award nominees and began his introduction to music as a young pupil attending St Joseph’s primary school.

Logo comp winner is …

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Morganne George received her prize for winning the Golden Ukulele Festival logo competition that was held early last year.

Parua Ariki Upokoina Kea has kindly donated five framed photographs to his home island’s hostel.

EOC opens at Tupapa Centre

Monday March 18, 2019

The Tupapa Maraerenga Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is prepared to manage and coordinate procedures in the event of a disaster, with the opening of its control base last Thursday.

In the early seventies, Arorangi Prison inmates began making ukuleles as a way to support their rehabilitation.

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