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Kids Page: Keeping it real

Saturday August 24, 2019

Manihiki’s Apii Tukao students are excited to share with us this week their short stories, kindly provided by principal Apii Napa.

Snorkelling in our clear blue lagoon with turtles, sting rays, sharks and an abundance of coral is only a taste of the experience on offer with Josh Utanga.

The 23rd annual Gary Parlour game fishing contest is to conclude today, with the chase on for the first and best wahoo over 30kg. 

Market vendors present united front

Saturday August 24, 2019

Punanga Nui market vendors turned out in force for a special meeting with management, and agreed to nominate a committee to represent themselves.

Usually seen on his motorcycle with his beaming smile and a nod from his shiny head, a popular gentle man, Pastor Eliu Eliu will be missed.

Save the last dance for me

Friday August 23, 2019

Those keen on old-fashioned island waltz dances to a live band are in for a treat with the Marua’ia’i competition tomorrow.

Matavera unmast

Thursday August 22, 2019

Helen Framhein-Wong has special memories of the Matavera mast when it was first built.

Four Tereora College Year 13 students – Keanu Harawira, Junior Peraua, Enua Heather and Joshua Simpson – are hoping they will be accepted into the New Zealand Defence Force next year.

Islands decide Aronga Mana

Thursday August 22, 2019

The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.

The Ui Ariki have resolved adopted children should be allowed to inherit land, if they have no chance of ever knowing their biological parents.

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