Melina Etches

Melina Etches

PM abandoning ship, say Demos

Thursday June 18, 2020

Opposition leader Tina Browne says she’s extremely disappointed the Prime Minister has decided to step down in the country’s time of need.

PM to step down

Wednesday June 17, 2020

A succession process for transition to new leadership is underway, after Prime Minister Henry Puna announces he’s standing down.

The Prime Minister has announced he will step down in September – an unprecedented resignation.

Ma‘uke has refurbished its nursery to provide seedlings, fruit trees and floriculture, and to support home gardens, and to assist the farmers and sustain their planting programme.

Trees’ new lease of life

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Well-loved toa trees in front of Takitumu primary school have been saved from the axe – for now.

At Taputapuatea, history is real and living and now.

Fresh is the best

Sunday June 14, 2020

Garden-fresh vegetables and crops were tenderly packed into 100 kikau baskets and distributed this week to families feeling the strain of providing good wholesome meals on their tables.

Amid loud calls for the Cook Islands-New Zealand border to be reopened to tourists, there are some who are urging greater caution.

For the first time in more than 100 years, natural light grandly shines through the grove of utu trees on the main road Upper Tupapa.

Pa Enua residents are hoping for a new election date to be set, after their island council elections were delayed by Covid-19 and legal challenges.

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