Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Newly-inducted primary school prefects from Apii Nikao and Takitumu are ready to take on the challenge.

Pukapuka saga: Claims of unpaid wages

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Dismissed Pukapuka government employees cry foul over unpaid wages.

You are the weakest link’

Monday February 24, 2020

Allegations of conflicting political agendas fly in tit-for-tat row over dismissal of six Pukapuka workers.

‘We ignore the people’

Friday February 21, 2020

Outspoken Cabinet minister George Angene says he will vote against a bill to make helmets mandatory on motorbikes on Rarotonga.

Manatua cable is set to be a trans-Polynesian information superhighway, connecting more Pacific islands than ever before. 

Demos gunning for change

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Former New Zealand Army firearms instructor Tamaiva Tuavera has promised better training and resources for the police to fight crime.

Mangaia kids go for 15-minute walk after rollcall every day, beauty queen discovers. 

Miss World Oceania Tajiya Sahay isn’t your typical beauty queen: she walks her walk and leads by example.

Too hot in the kitchen

Tuesday February 18, 2020

The Chefs Association has heeded weather warnings and postponed today’s cooking championship and expo until Friday.

Home with his ‘Garden of Eden’

Saturday February 15, 2020

After 45 years in New Zealand, Teremoana Tutini fondly known as Papa Neke returned to his island of birth Mitiaro in 1999 with just his bags and a tent. Now 82, he has two houses and a self-sufficient garden locally known as the Garden of Eden. He is at peace, and loves the simple quietness of life. Melina Etches finds out more during her recent visit to the island.

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