Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Newly-inducted student leaders of Tereora College are ready to serve. 

Cruise ships to Pa Enua banned

Monday March 02, 2020

Locals expressed alarm as passengers from luxury cruise liner MSC Magnifica were transported to Rarotonga hospital yesterday.

When an emotional Mama Vainepoto Makita was presented the Queen’s British Empire Medal of Service on her home island of Manihiki this week, she paid tribute to her father Elia Teka.

Young student leaders were exhorted to show ; respect, honesty and integrity, that they might one day lead like Manihiki’s own Henry Puna. 

Women and girls are make up half the population – but women’s organisations get only 1 per cent of grant funding.

With mounting concern about the harm caused by alcohol, government departments have been challenged to stop plying staff and visitors with free alcohol at evening functions.

The government is to investigate buying a previously-unknown watercolour of Mangaia, painted by the surgeon’s mate on Captain Cook’s third voyage, which until now has lain in a box in a home in England. 

Rotaract Rarotonga’s goal is to retain members and maintain a good number of volunteers to keep the organisation going.

Family are grieving the sudden passing of 18-year-old Nicole Mata Tavai in Nikao at the weekend.

The people of Mitiaro are grateful for the concrete water tanks that have sustained the community during its dry weather periods.

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