A week after the house he built burnt to the ground, Papa Teina Ataera Snr is so overwhelmed by the aro’a extended to his family that he can’t finish a thank you without getting choked up.
Top Queen’s Birthday honour recipient counsels Cook Islands and New Zealand governments: we can reopen borders next month.
Three thousand kilometres of ocean and the Covid travel bans haven’t stopped innovative work teaching “a challenging form of maths” to pupils at Cook Islands primary schools.
At high school, Alexia Hilbertidou found herself the only girl in senior technology and physics classes.
Pressure is mounting for the New Zealand government to make a Pacific bubble a priority along with – or ahead of – opening its borders with Australia.