Hymn book to help preserve culture

Saturday December 20, 2014

After a month on Rarotonga researching for a project to publish a book of Penrhyn island hymns and folk songs – talented musician Matthew Gifford believes he can, with financial support, bring his project to life.

Big party celebrates milestone

Saturday December 20, 2014

As the Cook Islands get ready to celebrate 50 years of self-government, plans for a year-long party are in full swing.

Minister of Finance Mark Brown is calling for nominations for a series of special awards to celebrate 50 years of development next year. 

No-fuss Dame honoured

Monday December 15, 2014

Te Au O Tonga paramount chief Dame Margaret Karika Ariki doesn’t like being fussed over.

Pride inspires island clothing venture

Saturday December 13, 2014

As island families pack up and move to greener pastures overseas, one local father is doing the opposite and creating a business at home for his two daughters.

Artist enlists stars for movie project

Saturday December 13, 2014

Two more Cook Islands stories are set to be created into films next year and securing funds is the first step in the project being driven by renowned local artist Mike Tavioni.

The history of Takitumu paramount chief Pa Ariki will come to life at the chief’s palace in Turangi which will also include  a wellbeing centre.

Tivaivai legacy comes to BCA

Saturday November 29, 2014

Cook Islands Tivaivai will brighten up the BCA Gallery in Taputapuatea next week with a show titled ‘Grandmother’s Legacy’ – an exhibition by expert tivaivai quilters Tungane Broadbent and Vereara Maeva Taripo.

Creative flowers decorate schools

Friday November 28, 2014

Despite the rain, the schools dressed their buildings with colourful flowers, plants, fruits, and a variety of props.

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