Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Two babies greet world on January 1

Saturday January 04, 2020

Two healthy babies entered the world at the Rarotonga hospital maternity ward on New Year’s Day.

From ‘nothing’ to ‘something’

Saturday January 04, 2020

Nigel Hoeflich a former student of Tereora college (he quit after three years), was happy last month to take up an invitation by teachers to share his story, “of coming from nothing to something.”

He spoke of his personal struggles of growing up, of being a rebellious kid, and the passing of his father, at a seminar for Year 9 students focused on ‘resilience’.

Welcoming 2020 in style

Friday January 03, 2020

Fireworks, countdowns, and celebrations took place Tuesday night around Rarotonga, as people bid farewell to 2019, and welcomed 2020 in style.

Cook IslanderTeremoana Tauira says he is humbled to have been awarded the New Zealand Queens Service Medal (QSM), in the New Year’s Honours list, announced on Monday (CI time)

Countdown to big night out on Raro

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Fireworks, dance parties, great food – and something for the children too.

It’s all go on the island tonight, as Rarotonga counts down from 2019 into the New Year.

The Cook Islands Parliament has donated the ten volumes of “Consolidated laws of the Cook Islands” from 1965 to 1994 to the Cook Islands National Library – Te Runanga Puka.

Acting Library manager Odile Urirau said the donation would help to support the core function of the national library.

Meeting their long lost brother Ngatokoa Mairaro for the first time was an emotional for the rest of Mama Tara Vavia Tereroa’s children at the family’s first reunion on Aitutaki.

Traditional symbols tell story of a life well lived.

Olomana Departure Delayed

Friday December 27, 2019

The cargo ship Olomana docked at Avatiu harbour on Sunday morning with the help of a fishing charter boat, rather than a tug boat.

TMV pipes to be reused

Friday December 20, 2019

Pipes removed in the remedial project will be recycled here and in Fiji. 

The pipes being replaced as part of the remedial work in Rarotonga’s multi-million dollar water project will be recycled, says the project management unit.

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