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This week we bring our readers updates and projects from Niua school students on the island Pukapuka – one of our remotest islands of the Northern group.

“Are there rubbish fairies on the island?”

There’s been a changing of the guard at the University of the South Pacific in the Cook Islands.

The bright colours of confidence

Saturday June 15, 2019

It’s a big deal for an artist to exhibit their works for a sale in a gallery – so it’s a particular achievement for a group of schoolkids to have a gallery back them.

School rises from ashes

Thursday June 13, 2019

Six years after the heart-breaking fire that left much of Nukutere College in ashes, the new school building is nearing completion.

Numbers of Cook Islanders farming crops are declining, making it hard to meet growing demand for fresh food and vegetables.

It was a dream come true for Nukutere College special needs class students who visited Parliament – they met with their MPs.  The politicians were pretty lucky, too. They met some inspiring young people, and had the chance to fulfil some of the key performance indicators around civics education.

Apii Nikao Year 7/8 students were busy researching an ‘international leader’ of their choice on Thursday morning for a school project.

Funky Friday enrichment

Saturday May 18, 2019

Each term at Te Uki Ou school students partake in an enrichment programme called Funky Friday.

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