Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Family are grieving the sudden passing of 18-year-old Nicole Mata Tavai in Nikao at the weekend.

The people of Mitiaro are grateful for the concrete water tanks that have sustained the community during its dry weather periods.

The first ever colour image of Mangaia has been discovered buried in a box in Britain. Local leaders would like to see it returned home to Cook Islands.

For the first Cook Islands women’s team to compete in Takapuna’s 42km relay, the other paddlers weren’t their real opponents. It was the cold.

Health u-bend on faeces samples

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Unsafe food practices happening all over the islands, chefs’ representative warns. 

Newly-inducted primary school prefects from Apii Nikao and Takitumu are ready to take on the challenge.

Pukapuka saga: Claims of unpaid wages

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Dismissed Pukapuka government employees cry foul over unpaid wages.

You are the weakest link’

Monday February 24, 2020

Allegations of conflicting political agendas fly in tit-for-tat row over dismissal of six Pukapuka workers.

‘We ignore the people’

Friday February 21, 2020

Outspoken Cabinet minister George Angene says he will vote against a bill to make helmets mandatory on motorbikes on Rarotonga.

Manatua cable is set to be a trans-Polynesian information superhighway, connecting more Pacific islands than ever before. 

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