Melina Etches

Melina Etches

PM stands strong on helmets

Friday June 05, 2020

As helmet opponents gather for a second motorbike rally, Henry Puna acknowledges their views but says safety comes first. 

The first Mangaia artwork Allan Tuara crafted was a pedestal adze, for his daughter Jackie Tuara for her 21st birthday and graduation in 1990.

Master fisherman Dick Marsters reeled in a whopping aggregate of 266.1kg yellow fin tuna to win the Don Beer Memorial Fishing Tournament held over the long weekend.

Standing firm on helmet law

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Government mum on protesters’ call to repeal compulsory helmet law.

A top resort opened its doors this week to art students from the nearby school.

It was a long, long wait for the Koteka and Hunter families to meet and hug their newest babies, twins Sahara Vaiatea and Arianna Hinanui.

After months of distancing, Cook Islanders will enjoy each other’s company this Queen’s Birthday weekend at church, at nightclubs, on island tours – and the long-delayed tuna fishing contest. 

Pulled over by the police at a check point, 55-year-old Turia Taneao said the officer reminded her of the compulsory helmet law that will come into effect in late June.

Making a song and dance …

Thursday May 28, 2020

The planes may be grounded, but dancers around the world have found their own way to come together to perform a new Cook Islands classic.

Nightclubs set to open again

Thursday May 28, 2020

Clubs will be allowed to resume normal trading hours from Saturday.

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