Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Ingrid Waugh, the District Governor for the Rotary District 9920 of New Zealand, was recently on the island for the first time to celebrate the Rarotonga Rotary’s 50th anniversary.

Arriving just in time

Thursday May 09, 2019

MOTHER’S Day is this Sunday,and Cook Islanders all over the world are dipping into their pockets to say thank you to their mums. Sandra Lazaro (right) with her new baby girl Shirley Haven Napa who entered the world on Tuesday night about 11.40pm is celebrating Mother's Day with her new born.

The anticipated national Te Mire ‘Ura senior cultural dance competition starts at 7pm tomorrow evening, Thursday May 9 at the National Auditorium.

A rift has widened in the top-level advisory board charged with safeguarding employees’ wellbeing, with accusations flying of incompetence and denial of workers’ rights.

Helen Clark’s ‘Women in Politics’ presentation hosted by the Cook Islands National Council of Women at Tamarind House on April 27 drew a large number of women keen to listen to her views. The audience was then invited to pose questions to Clark regarding issues of concern to them. Below is a second excerpt from the Q&A session that took place. The first excerpt was published in Saturday’s edition.

Helen Clark’s ‘Women in Politics’ presentation hosted by the Cook Islands National Council of Women at Tamarind House last Saturday, drew a large number of women keen to listen to her views. The audience was then invited to pose questions to Clark regarding issues of concern to them. Below is an excerpt from the Q&A session that took place.

Labour meeting ends in walkout

Saturday May 04, 2019

President of the Cook Islands Workers Association (CIWA) Tuaine Maunga and member John Tini walked out of the quarterly tripartite meeting of the National Labour Advisory Board (NLAB) on Friday morning.

Still looking vibrant, sisters Mareta Queenie Pirangi (99 years) and Teuira-o-te-Rangi Pirake-Taikakara (90 years) both born on April 22nd, celebrated their birthdays on Easter Monday at Te Aroa Nui Hall in Arorangi.

DNA test for land rights

Friday May 03, 2019

DNA testing to prove and identify the lineage of a person in regards to land ownership has been brought before the Cook Islands High Court for the first time.

Vaine Arai Areora received the Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to the Cook Islands community and sport.

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