Melina Etches

Melina Etches

They were dismissed by some as just posing half-naked. But these 30 women who came together this week, irrespective of their age or size or shape, discovered a far richer truth: the importance of being confident in their own skin. 

Learning from the Pa Enua

Saturday March 14, 2020

On the Pa Enua, people don’t complain, they always have food, says a Mitiaro doctoral student. They don’t abuse the ocean, they get what they need and give the rest to other families. 

Children are using innovative tactics to remember to wash their hands well, and limit the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

A pathologist arrived yesterday to perform an autopsy on the body of an 18-year-old who died in unexplained circumstances late month.

Church youth camp delayed

Thursday March 12, 2020

Cook Islands Christian Church youth convention has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Anthony Vavia, who is presently undertaking his PhD studies in Marine Biology on his home island of Mitiaro, this week spoke to Tereora College students on his chosen field of study.

Mato takes up top trade role

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Cook Islands is hoping the appointment of Teremoana Mato as the Pacific Islands Forum trade commissioner will make way for local export products into China.

The 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture has been postponed due to growing global concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Hawaiʻi was prepared to host the international event for 11 days in June.

Be confident in your skin’

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Thirty women of all shapes and sizes celebrated International Women’s day and posed in bikinis to convey the message to others to be confident in their own skin.

Cook Islands is sending nose and mouth swab tests to New Zealand for advanced testing.

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