Melina Etches

Melina Etches

MP Nicholas in NZ court

Monday February 04, 2019

Government MP Albert Nicholas is due to appear in a New Zealand court over the alleged taking of a rental vehicle.

It’s back to school time for pupils

Saturday February 02, 2019

Rising early, rushing breakfast, getting dressed in uniforms, making lunches, hurrying to catch buses or transport, and maybe a few tears as well, would have been the norm in many households on the island this week as students started back at school on Monday,

Maori king visits for aunt’s 70th

Saturday February 02, 2019

The New Zealand Maori king, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuheitia-Tuheitia Paki attended the intimate 70th birthday celebration of Mahinarangi Dwane, (Pa Ariki’s sister) on Wednesday evening.

School rolls rising on island

Saturday February 02, 2019

More than 2500 pupils are currently enrolled in schools on Rarotonga.

Nukutere’s new prefects

Saturday February 02, 2019

Nukutere College students were inducted as prefects, with badges presented by Bishop Paul Donoghue during mass at the St Joseph’s cathedral in Avarua yesterday.

Liz is January’s Woman of the Month

Thursday January 31, 2019

Not usually wanting to be seen in the limelight, Elizabeth Obeda (also well known as Liz), reluctantly accepted the January Woman of the Month award last week.

Parker motivates Nukutere students

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Champion fighter Joseph Parker was first introduced to boxing at the tender age of 3.

UB40 ready to reggae

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Rarotonga is pumped for the biggest international concert the island has seen, with the New Zealand Sound production team for 2019 UB40, setting the stage yesterday.

As hundreds of primary school students head back to school today, one school has already advised it will not accept any further enrolments.

Despite the rain the week-long Atui’anga Ki Te Tango (immersing in our Maori traditions/values) children’s cultural holiday programme ended with both the Takitumu and Te Au O Tonga branches preparing their last combined meal in good spirits yesterday.

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