Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Overseas workers will send home 13 per cent less to their Pacific island families this year, the World Bank warns.

Cook Islanders around the world have been essential workers as the countries they live in go into lockdown. Melina Etches tells the story of her sister Ngaoa Etches in Western Australia, Moira Guinea-Beal in Queensland and Katherine Henry in Oregon, USA.

Bars and clubs hope for a decision this afternoon to allow them to reopen.

Nearly 10 times more people have listened to a new ensemble single than there are people in Cook Islands. 

Shouts of joy came from the Anae homestead in Hawaii at the weekend as Bradlee Anae was drafted to the prestigious National Football League in the USA.  

Southern group island celebrate annual food festival. 

Bars await permission to reopen

Friday April 24, 2020

Licenced clubs ask for level playing field with restaurants. 

As this country emerges from Code Yellow restrictions, the RSA has invited people to acknowledge their hard-fought freedoms by laying wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Few in Aitutaki resist curfew

Thursday April 23, 2020

Curfews on Aitutaki are being renewed despite Cook Islands being declared free of Covid-19.

Mysterious bites

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Blissfulness turns to sharp pain, as woman gets attacked by mysterious fish.

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