Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Bike tragedy claims rugby star

Thursday September 26, 2019

Known to many as the ‘gentle giant’ with a big heart, Tumii Rangiauroa Tumii’s death in a tragic motorbike accident has left his family bereft.

Diesel leak at Avatiu harbour

Wednesday September 25, 2019

The powerful smell of diesel at Avatiu harbour has caused concern that a fuel pipeline is leaking.

Apii Avarua determined to hold trophy

Wednesday September 25, 2019

More than 120 volunteers have signed up to assist with the Prince of Wales primary school athletics championships to be held on Wednesday next week.

St Joseph’s primary school is hosting the event, and principal Shelley Berry says children are training hard. Athletes are invited for a ‘breakfast of champions’ before the day starts at 8.30am.

From the heart

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Students aged from 8 to 12 years will sing their hearts out tomorrow night at the National Auditorium.

The Ministry of Transport has launched an investigation into the disappearance overboard of 7-year-old Lapana Tupou from the MV Lady Moana.

Tables turned on tug

Tuesday September 24, 2019

The Vision fishing vessel filled in for the Ports Authority Toa tugboat yesterday, helping the LPG tanker Maea enter and dock at Avatiu harbour.

Fundraiser for 7yo Lapana’s family

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Junior Tupou, father of missing 7-year-old boy Lapana, will return to New Zealand this week to reunite with his wife and family.

Apii Nikao gala sproutsentrepreneurs

Saturday September 21, 2019

Eleven-year-old Naomi Tereora from Apii Nikao sewed dresses for the first time that sold at the school’s gala day.

‘Heartbreaking’ The islands mourn

Saturday September 21, 2019

Support and sympathy is flowing in for the family of the small boy missing overboard from the interisland vessel Lady Moana.

Sea search for 7-yr-old ends

Friday September 20, 2019

The search for seven-year old Rakahanga boy Lapana Tupou who disappeared from the Lady Moana vessel on Wednesday has ended.

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