Melina Etches

Melina Etches

It started with just two boys.

David Tangaroa was approached by a friend, Taneao Ngamata, who was keen for boxing to begin in their village, for his two sons.

A motorcyclist was injured when he hit a car that pulled out in front of him yesterday afternoon.

Rarotonga fuels up island

Tuesday March 17, 2020

The fuel tanker Media arrived in the country on Saturday night, on its maiden voyage to Rarotonga.

Increasing numbers of workers are quarantining themselves on their return from overseas travel, at the request of their employers.

Pa Enua set up as safe havens

Tuesday March 17, 2020

The old, sick and vulnerable will be able to stay safe on the outer islands, as government sets in place tight travel controls from Friday.

Driving offences increase

Monday March 16, 2020

Police prevented 19 people from driving over the weekend as a result of alcohol consumption.

Divine intervention

Monday March 16, 2020

Social distancing was demonstrated at the National Prayer service for the coronavirus Covid-19, with seats placed a metre apart.

Pictured is Mii Raela (third from left) with crew and weigh master Ian Hauser (right) with the winning 76.6 kg blue marlin.

They were dismissed by some as just posing half-naked. But these 30 women who came together this week, irrespective of their age or size or shape, discovered a far richer truth: the importance of being confident in their own skin. 

Learning from the Pa Enua

Saturday March 14, 2020

On the Pa Enua, people don’t complain, they always have food, says a Mitiaro doctoral student. They don’t abuse the ocean, they get what they need and give the rest to other families. 

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