Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Small schools, but big dreams

Friday December 13, 2019

Parents, families and flowers fill Titikaveka and Imanuela Akatemia prizegivings. 

Tropical Santa

Friday December 13, 2019

Father Christmas has arrived!

Who’s taken Santa’s seat?

Thursday December 12, 2019

Rotaract’s Christmas at the Zoo event attracted a cheerful noisy crowd of kids with their parents and guardians to the National Auditorium last night.

When Paul Kingi was fishing off uninhabited Manuae for five days, his friends recall his calm leadership. And this week, as skipper on the White Islands Tours boat, his actions have been hailed as nothing short of heroic. 

Pride of north and south

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Manihiki’s Apii Ruamanu has held an entertaining prizegiving attended by the small close-knit community of Tauhunu.

Paul Hagai’s fashion design has a strident story, and he’s not too worried whose delicate sensibilities he offends with that story. Melina Etches meets him.

Free kids’ movie for Christmas!

Tuesday December 10, 2019

The Tropical Christmas business community has banded together to bring extra joy, sparkle and island spirit back into the festive period.

Varin wins Te Ata O Avaiki

Monday December 09, 2019

First time designers from Mangaia Leelee Tuara and Barbara Harry Pekepo were thrilled to win Te Ata o Avaiki creative design event that featured tapa on their garment named ‘Vari’.

Kids page: Teaching me good things’

Saturday December 07, 2019

Apii Takitumu students are writing poetry about what they love most – among them, the ocean, their mothers and, yes, their teachers.

God answers prayers for top students

Saturday December 07, 2019

Some of the country’s top primary students inspire their classmates with brave words at their school prize-giving ceremonies. 

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