Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell and lay to rest Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki at Taputapuatea yesterday. 

New Ariki invested

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Burial ground investiture of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki gives hope that families can prepare succession for years to come.

The Vaka Pride committee conducted the final judging for the period of March to June 2020 and yesterday the winners were announced at the Creative Centre.

Evan Short aka DJ Kiljoy and Quest DJ MR E will perform at the Trio’s Garden Bar tonight Saturday from 7pm.

Te Mire Ura brings the best out of 14 young dancers who wooed the crowd with their talent and charisma. 

Planting and giving

Friday July 17, 2020

Patricia and Amaru Opara of Tupapa felt blessed to receive taro from grower Marsh Tamatea yesterday.

Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki passed away yesterday morning at the age of 83 at Rarotonga hospital.

Getting back to business

Friday July 17, 2020

The Cook Islands Promise along with Kia Orana Plus rapid training programme and CookSafe contact tracing will help ensure the country’s tourism industry can be confident when visitors are ready to travel to Cook Islands. 

Savanah Nia put on a graceful performance in the Te Mire Ura 2020 competition held at a packed National Auditorium last night.

Tuteru shares his ukulele magic

Thursday July 16, 2020

Teaching people to play the ukulele had always been a dream for local musician Kutia Tuteru.

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