Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Raro men march for White Ribbon

Saturday November 23, 2019

The white ribbon symbolises the idea of men giving up their arms. And yesterday, men – young and old – led the way in a march through Avarua to show solidarity for the cause of ending violence against women.

A $170,000 hi-tech mobile health bus gifted to the people of the Cook Islands has been parked up for a couple of months, waiting for its air-conditioning to be fixed.

Australia does Te Maeva Nui

Thursday November 21, 2019

Prime Minister Henry Puna has joined Australia-based Cook Islanders for that country’s first ever national Te Maeva Nui celebration, in Melbourne. 

Cook Islands men roared out of Avarua yesterday in the country’s first White Ribbon Big Bike Rally, speaking out to prevent violence against women.

OECD doesn’t see vulnerability

Wednesday November 20, 2019

The climate crisis will cause natural disasters to become ever more intense, scientists warn, so Cook Islands must call upon the Green Climate Fund to mitigate the risk. That’s according to Finance Secretary Garth Henderson, who says government can fasttrack access to the Fund if needed.

The Nikao Fishers and Growers Association are pleased to have received outdoor gardening equipment for their community cleaning project.

Smiles beat luxury

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Friendly Vasco Da Gama cruise passengers Peter and Irena Macielinski were delighted to pose for a photo with Kia Orana Ambassador Aunty Nane on dry land yesterday.

$750k salvage job on remote Nassau

Tuesday November 19, 2019

A 353-tonne landing craft has begun stabilising the ‘eyesore’ Moana Nui on Nassau reef, before she can be removed and sunk. 

The first Te Ata o Avaiki creative design show is intended to empower and inspire emerging Cook Islands designers – and few can do that better than TAV’s Ellena Tavioni.

Miss World, here she comes!

Monday November 18, 2019

After weeks of solid and meticulous preparations for the Miss World 2019 event in London, Miss Cook Islands 2019 Tajiya Sahay, left the country on Friday.

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