Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Aitutaki women put a pin in it

Wednesday May 27, 2020

There are big smiles and excitement all around: one woman jumped for joy at making a pin cushion; another was pleased to be able to put a zipper on a garment instead of elastic.

Fears on steeply-banked new road

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Infrastructure boss Diane Charlie-Puna stepped in last night after learning of an elderly nurse’s concerns about the safety of the newly-sealed main road. 

Pride in the community

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Vaka Pride funds will be put to good use for the community, says Ruaau puna coordinator, Elizabeth Munro.

The Miss Cook Islands Association is holding its annual general meeting tonight – and will be celebrating a world-beating year.

Rarotonga’s newest mobile ice cream trailer cheerfully stands out with its eye-catching artwork and homegrown fruit ice creams.

Award-winning photographer Alex King was awestruck at being let into the life and work of artist Mike Tavioni. He, in turn, was surprised she saw value in his art and workmanship. Together, they are taking his traditional art to the world.

Rallying call against helmets

Saturday May 23, 2020

A Rarotonga resident plans a motorbike rally to protest against the new law requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.

Krissy Lewis enjoyed the last of the afternoon sunshine at the Edgewater Resort yesterday. This morning, she’s going home.

The decision has been made to call off Te Maeva Nui – but in some good news, dance contest Te Mire Ura will go ahead in July.

Ngapoko Ben Goldie’s life will be celebrated at the Game Fishing Club this afternoon. 

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