Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Rallying call against helmets

Saturday May 23, 2020

A Rarotonga resident plans a motorbike rally to protest against the new law requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets.

Krissy Lewis enjoyed the last of the afternoon sunshine at the Edgewater Resort yesterday. This morning, she’s going home.

The decision has been made to call off Te Maeva Nui – but in some good news, dance contest Te Mire Ura will go ahead in July.

Ngapoko Ben Goldie’s life will be celebrated at the Game Fishing Club this afternoon. 

There’s that saying, you can take the boy out of the island, but you can’t take the island out of the boy.

When Ray Taylor Roumanu learned to cook, he was the only boy in the class. 

Singing strings

Saturday May 16, 2020

Steven Kavana reckons he was born into island music, “I’m an islander, I love it, it makes me feel like home, I’m back here, my home land.”

The Pukapuka 6 have been reinstated in their jobs.

Cook Islanders left off the repatriation list are distraught at being left stranded in New Zealand.

Village water stations will be upgraded, buildings improved and puna teams decked out in security gear.

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