Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Fresh is the best

Sunday June 14, 2020

Garden-fresh vegetables and crops were tenderly packed into 100 kikau baskets and distributed this week to families feeling the strain of providing good wholesome meals on their tables.

Amid loud calls for the Cook Islands-New Zealand border to be reopened to tourists, there are some who are urging greater caution.

For the first time in more than 100 years, natural light grandly shines through the grove of utu trees on the main road Upper Tupapa.

Pa Enua residents are hoping for a new election date to be set, after their island council elections were delayed by Covid-19 and legal challenges.

Awards to fund safety, signage

Thursday June 11, 2020

The eight villages on Aitutaki will each receive a shared cash grant from a pool of $5,000, from Te Vaka O Ru committee.

Black rocks for Atiu roads

Wednesday June 10, 2020

The sixth delivery of 50 bags of aggregates (black rock sand) departed for the island of Atiu at midday yesterday on board MV Lady Moana.

Seabed mining is the equivalent of Covid-19 to the health of our ocean, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Brent Holley is sculpting rock with a purpose, to remember those who have passed on. Melina Etches pays a visit to his workshop.

The sound of sewing machines mingled with that of hammers and sawing, at Ruamanu school. 

Thieves have destroyed a family’s hives in an attempted bee theft.

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