Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Planting and giving

Friday July 17, 2020

Patricia and Amaru Opara of Tupapa felt blessed to receive taro from grower Marsh Tamatea yesterday.

Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki passed away yesterday morning at the age of 83 at Rarotonga hospital.

Getting back to business

Friday July 17, 2020

The Cook Islands Promise along with Kia Orana Plus rapid training programme and CookSafe contact tracing will help ensure the country’s tourism industry can be confident when visitors are ready to travel to Cook Islands. 

Savanah Nia put on a graceful performance in the Te Mire Ura 2020 competition held at a packed National Auditorium last night.

Tuteru shares his ukulele magic

Thursday July 16, 2020

Teaching people to play the ukulele had always been a dream for local musician Kutia Tuteru.

Fourteen dancers will compete in Te Mire Ura national annual cultural dance competition tonight - Heinarii Tauira is one of them.

Empowering youth at Red Cross camp

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Maire Wilson believes that the generation of youth today have social barriers because they don’t get out much.

Passionate Tumu Korero (cultural orator) Daniel Apii is incensed at the way Maori language has been corrupted.

Keeping warm and cosy in winter

Wednesday July 15, 2020

This winter, some lucky kids will snuggle up to clean and soft cuddly toys donated by the community.

Celebrating the golden years

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Matavera residents aged 60 plus were acknowledged and celebrated by their small community on Saturday afternoon.

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