Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Flamboyant Moss history

Saturday May 25, 2019

With the recent collapse of large branches of the iconic 127 year old flamboyant tree at the Avarua roundabout, National Archives has kindly provided early photographs of the tree.

Empowering and inspiring emerging Cook Islands designers through culture and environment to promote creativity in fashion, is the theme behind a new event initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD).

Apii Nikao Year 7/8 students were busy researching an ‘international leader’ of their choice on Thursday morning for a school project.

Tall ship calls in

Friday May 24, 2019

The Tall Ship the SSV Robert C. Seamans called into Avatiu harbour on Monday morning with a stop-over during its five-week educational voyage.

The Vainekeus won the $30000 Nukutere College Monster raffle drawn on Friday evening at the school grounds,  and are pictured receiving their cheque yesterday afternoon.

The Cook Islands will be represented by tennis players Ruby Pierre, Jason Pierre, Brett Baudinet and Tamara Anderson at the Nations Cup Pacific Tennis Tournament in Fiji from May 28 to June 3.

Just over two years old, the ship weighs 20,000 tons, is 64 metres in length and has a crew of 23 of which five are female.

Focus on Food

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Representatives from various private sectors attended the “Development of National Food Safety Indicators with a One Health Approach” workshop coordinated by the Ministry of Health last Tuesday at the Crown Beach Resort.

The Cook Islands Early Action Rainfall (EAR) watch stakeholder workshop started yesterday with a presentation of the Cook Islands Meteorological Service’s climate products and services.

Poko’s dream comes true

Saturday May 18, 2019

Poko Nelio, fondly known as ‘a rocket in a pocket’ for her incredible memory for details and sprightly service in the hospitality industry, recently opened her very own food business.

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