Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Police patrol boat Te Kukupa spends more than 100 days at sea every year – more than any other patrol vessel in the Pacific.

Digging to find fuel leak

Tuesday October 01, 2019

Pacific Energy has failed to locate the leak in its diesel pipeline from the Avatiu wharf, leaving locals concerned about ongoing smell and environmental damage.

For some it was the first time using building tools, others were old hands. Melina Etches meets some clever young carpenters.

As the seven contestants prepare for next month’s Miss Cook Islands pageant, the first woman to wear the tiara has some advice for this year’s contestants: be natural. Melina Etches meets our 1960 beauty queen.

10 guitars, 3 ukuleles

Saturday September 28, 2019

Koka Lagoon Boys Papa Jack, Aberahama Tauta and Junior Koronui will compete tonight in the first LBV string band competition under the stars.

Young singers delight big crowd

Saturday September 28, 2019

Jeremiah Kaimarama from Apii Arorangi gave it his all in the Junior Song Quest.

As maritime authorities investigate the safety of the Lady Moana, Lapana Tupou’s family take solace in how happy he was in his final weeks. 

Rarotonga hosts FIA world cup

Friday September 27, 2019

Fia’s biggest hit is Fly Away – but yesterday he flew in to Raro. 

Nation unites for Lapana

Friday September 27, 2019

Aunty Nga Teao-Papatua is well-known as the radiothon host on Rarotonga, but she’s never hard to to a show like today’s one before.

Public meeting as diesel still leaks

Friday September 27, 2019

The location of diesel pipeline leak slowly seeping into Avatiu harbour is thought to be by the Are Tapaeanga shelter at the main entrance on the western side.

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