Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Cook Islands Football is watching with unashamed interest the progress of star goalkeeper Max Crocombe, after his signing for Brisbane Roar and return to Pacific.

Making her art the real priority

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Opposition leader Tina Browne has nailed her colours to the Kuki Airani mast.

Planting dreams

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Tereora College has planted more than 50 trees on their day of service to the community at the Constitution Park area.

The Ministry of Health has no idea whether people have suffered or died from waterborne illnesses, and how many.

The Pa Enua will celebrate the annual Te Maeva Nui festivities on each of their islands, this year and next.

Kids and the Lion King

Saturday July 20, 2019

Never mind what the grown-up critics have to say, the real judges of the new Lion King will be the kids, these school holidays.

Tamuera Newnham learns Maori at home from her mum. And that paid off this week, when her Te Uki Ou team won the ute competition at the Highland Paradise cultural day.

Cook Islanders have nominated some of their favourite Maori names for this country.

In the name of art

Thursday July 18, 2019

When the sensitive subject of proposing to change the country’s name re-emerged in March, local artist Mahiriki Tangaroa kept thinking about it. It kept nagging away.

Editorial: Our identity in a name

Wednesday July 17, 2019

What's in a name? 

A name is the grouping of several letters of an alphabet, or other symbols, which represent the identity of a person, an object, a country; in this case the Cook Islands and its people.

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