Melina Etches

Melina Etches

80yo unbowed in face of tragedies

Saturday September 07, 2019

Maraea Mata is the last of 15 siblings still alive – so when the matriarch met all her brothers and sisters dozens and dozens of offspring at a family reunion, it was overwhelming. 

Apii Takitumu students presented brilliant detailed handcrafted vaka models using natural and recycled material for their exhibition on Thursday morning.

A Divine time in Paradise

Saturday September 07, 2019

Penrhyn-born Poloa Rowe was so inspired by famous hairstylist Vidal Sassoon’s story of triumph over adversity, that she named her cat ‘Vidal’. 

Family offer donation to Are Pa Metua

Friday September 06, 2019

The Are Pa Metua were delighted to receive a package dry goods from the Tupa family reunion.

Sale ban is to save reef fish

Friday September 06, 2019

Manihiki has banned the transportation of reef fish to Rarotonga for sale.

The warrants of Takitumu Vaka voluntary police constables have not been renewed.

No spots on these sports kids

Thursday September 05, 2019

As parents pull their children out of the massive AIMS Games amid fears of a measles outbreak, the Cook Islands team is resolute.

King to host meeting of NZ and CI Maori

Thursday September 05, 2019

Maori King Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero from Tainui, his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai, family and delegation departed our shores yesterday afternoon after a week’s visit, on his first official trip to the country.

Father alleges police assault

Thursday September 05, 2019

A young dad claims he was assaulted by an officer who locked him up behind bars.

Takitumu Back at School

Wednesday September 04, 2019

Apii Takitumu came alive again yesterday, with colour and noise and squeals of delight from the students playing in the school yard on their morning tea break.

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