Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Naa looketi a Wale

Monday July 13, 2020

A young Pukapuka leader delivered a powerful explanation of the pe‘e to end Te Kopapa o te Reo Maori workshop.

Melina Etches enjoys a coffee at the new café next-door to the police headquarters in Avarua.

Marsters of the universe

Friday July 10, 2020

The Marsters families commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of their Palmerston Island hostel on Rarotonga, with a small gathering of about 100 people.

Te Nukanuka o taku Ingo

Friday July 10, 2020

Born on the island of Mangaia, Aureo Tuaputa was taught the mire dance when she was a child at school.

Tumu karakia Base of the pe’e

Thursday July 09, 2020

Epetoma no te Reo Maori  / Maori Language Week

Te akatangianga (the delivery of the sound) is extremely important in the presentation of a pe‘e (the call of our traditional chants).

Nearly 1000 people enjoyed a fun badminton tournament during the long weekend. 

A year for Marsters House

Wednesday July 08, 2020

On July 8 last year, for the first time, the five known lines of Williams Marsters gathered together for the opening of Marsters House.

Five years for BSP

Wednesday July 08, 2020

The Bank of the South Pacific is celebrating its fifth birthday in Cook Islands.

Healthy progress for Pukapuka

Wednesday July 08, 2020

The construction of the new Pukapuka hospital is well underway with plaster coating and work on the ceiling undertaken this week.

Te Tangi o te Reo Pe’e

Tuesday July 07, 2020

Chance to learn about different islands’ chants.

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