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T&M Heather celebrate 50 years

Monday August 27, 2018

A company which has made a huge contribution to the development of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands celebrated its 50th year in business on Friday night.

The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.

Museum brings our history alive

Saturday August 25, 2018

A story in the London Gazette published on August 26, 1768, read: “This afternoon at 2 o’clock HIS MAJESTY’S Bark Endeavour, with a fair wind behind her, weighed anchor and set sail for the South pacific Island of Tahiti”.

Church celebrates culture

Saturday August 25, 2018

The second annual Te Atua Mou Dance, drumming and song cultural event will be held this weekend at the Celebration Church, opposite the airport.

Campaign to desex 800 dogs

Friday August 24, 2018

A pilot programme for the Pacific is being launched in the Cook Islands with the aim of desexing at least 800 dogs.

Thousands of books will be sent from Rarotonga to other islands in the southern group after Cook Islands Library and Museum volunteers have sorted and repackaged them.

The 2016 census results will be released in stages starting from next month, says Ministry of Finance and Economic Management government statistician Taggy Tangimetua.

Host of exhibits at new eco-centre

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The soon to be opening Discover – Marine & Wildlife Eco-Centre in Arorangi will have a blend of exhibits from the former Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa plus some new exhibits not seen before, with a focus on wildlife and environmental education.

Tour guide’s purpose in life

Tuesday August 21, 2018

Tumutoa Discovery Walking Tour guide Ngametua Mamanu is unique on Rarotonga, although many people suggest he may be the next Piri Puruto, (a former tourist guide/entertainer famed for his cultural expertise and ability to climb coconut trees).

Met Service loses asbestos

Monday August 20, 2018

The old asbestos roof in the balloon shed at the Cook Islands Meteorological Service has been removed and replaced with a new roof.

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