Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Awards to fund safety, signage

Thursday June 11, 2020

The eight villages on Aitutaki will each receive a shared cash grant from a pool of $5,000, from Te Vaka O Ru committee.

Black rocks for Atiu roads

Wednesday June 10, 2020

The sixth delivery of 50 bags of aggregates (black rock sand) departed for the island of Atiu at midday yesterday on board MV Lady Moana.

Seabed mining is the equivalent of Covid-19 to the health of our ocean, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Brent Holley is sculpting rock with a purpose, to remember those who have passed on. Melina Etches pays a visit to his workshop.

The sound of sewing machines mingled with that of hammers and sawing, at Ruamanu school. 

Thieves have destroyed a family’s hives in an attempted bee theft.

PM stands strong on helmets

Friday June 05, 2020

As helmet opponents gather for a second motorbike rally, Henry Puna acknowledges their views but says safety comes first. 

The first Mangaia artwork Allan Tuara crafted was a pedestal adze, for his daughter Jackie Tuara for her 21st birthday and graduation in 1990.

Master fisherman Dick Marsters reeled in a whopping aggregate of 266.1kg yellow fin tuna to win the Don Beer Memorial Fishing Tournament held over the long weekend.

Standing firm on helmet law

Wednesday June 03, 2020

Government mum on protesters’ call to repeal compulsory helmet law.

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