Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Disability council seeks inclusivity

Wednesday December 04, 2019

The government has been urged to include people with disability in making decisions that may impact their lives. 

Record numbers hit the courts

Tuesday December 03, 2019

The annual Netball in Paradise will wrap up today with the finals and prize giving at Arorangi courts. 

Bishop Paul Donoghue and Father Fred Kaina lead the procession for Father Damian Marinus through Avarua towards the burial ground at the old cathedral at Nukutere College.

Te Ata o Avaiki fashion show

Saturday November 30, 2019

The Mangaia Enua masterpiece titled ‘Vari’ has won the first Te Ata o Avaiki creativity in clothing design award.

‘One in a generation’

Saturday November 30, 2019

As they graduated yesterday, it was with the knowledge that this year’s Nukutere College seniors had been through the school’s toughest times and kept the faith. 

House calls for elderly

Saturday November 30, 2019

Pets with pensioners will be in for a treat this Christmas with free mobile health checks offered by Te Are Manu veterinary clinic.

MS Amsterdam, Costa Atlantica and the AIDAaura are the last three cruise ships to visit Rarotonga this year.

Woman of intrigue

Friday November 29, 2019

The world – and certainly the Miss World beauty contestants – are fascinated at Miss Cook Islands Tajiya Sahay’s life. Melina Etches and Rashneel Kumar report.

A lesson in flower power

Thursday November 28, 2019

It was once said, where flowers bloom, so does hope – and Rarotonga’s children prove that.

Young designers sewing up a storm

Thursday November 28, 2019

Five designers have worked tirelessly over the past few months stitching, unstitching and making changes to their garments for the Te Ata o Avaiki show this evening.

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