Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Kombucha is an ancient fermented, sweet, sparkling tea which originated in China, Russia and parts of Europe. It can lay claim to many health benefits, the most common being that it is a probiotic and promotes general well-being.

Jewellery-making relaxing experience

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Jewellery-making is therapeutic. Every focused step requires concentration and the finished piece becomes your own wearable sculpture.

Volunteer nurse aids desexing campaign

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Ellie Whye arrived on Rarotonga after a snap decision to come to the island and assist with the dog desexing campaign, which is now well underway.

Praise for stance on children’s rights

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The Cook Islands is advanced in its application of the rights of children including health, education, social policies, water sanitation, “all the things that are important to grow healthy children,” says the newly-appointed UNICEF representative of Pacific Island countries, Sheldon Yett.

A pocket guide to speaking Cook Islands Maori has taken out this year’s Dragons Den Young Enterprise contest.

Apii Nikao hosts university students

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Last week Apii Nikao year seven and eight students played host to a group of Auckland University students who hailed from all around the world including America, Italy, Hungary and England.

Plans to revive teachers’ union

Tuesday September 11, 2018

A teachers’ union meeting, to be held this Wednesday will be the first of its kind for many years.

The Ministry of Health’s new mobile health clinic bus will initially be used to bring a mobile clinic to Titikaveka.

Alanna makes most of Miss CI title

Monday September 10, 2018

Having a platform to share her passion for the environment has been one of the most positive outcomes of Alanna Matamaru Smith’s win in the 2017 Miss Cook Islands title.

Umu a hands-on experience

Friday September 07, 2018

It was all hands on deck and no-one was idle, or even wanted to be, when an umu was laid at Sunshine Mata George’s premises on Monday.

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