Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Landowners want government to provide economic analysis and forecasting on the Manatua Cable project. 

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named one of the Top 20 in Australia and the South Pacific, in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Miss Cook Islands Tropicana Parade showcasing striking garments from local designers was well-received by the audience this weekend.

Police expect to meet the coroner with a view to a public inquest into how 7-year-old Lapana Tupou fell overboard from the inter-island ship Lady Moana.

50yos ‘get down on it’ again

Saturday October 12, 2019

Their school may have burned down, but the Apii Avatea students of 1982 reunited this week to burn up the dance floor – ‘and we have all turned out to be pretty amazing’. 

Kids page: O brother, where art thou?

Saturday October 12, 2019

Some great tips for entertaining the kids in the school holidays – and lessening mum and dads’ stress!

Tropicana in the tropics

Saturday October 12, 2019

When Tara Tuarae-White was a girl, she drove her mum mad playing dress-ups. But tonight, she’s dressing the country’s most beautiful women. 

Diesel pipe is fixed

Saturday October 12, 2019

Repairs to the ruptured Pacific Energy fuel pipeline located on the main road at Avatiu harbour have been completed, ahead of the scheduled arrival of the next fuel tanker ship next month.

Te Reo Maori words revived

Friday October 11, 2019

Merle Pukerua was delighted to discover old Maori words and terms she had never heard of.

The science of beauty

Thursday October 10, 2019

Beauty pageants aren’t for everyone, says the winner of Miss Cook Islands New Zealand. But for all the stress, the personal rewards are enormous. Article by Melina Etches and photos by Gerardus Verspeek.

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