In 2002 Browne returned to Rarotonga, to assist her mother with tribal and family matters. Her first tertiary studies were undertaken at Auckland University, where she studied anthropology and English.
In 2005 she enrolled in management studies at USP. While she found the courses fascinating, Noeline switched to law, because she felt it would be helpful in solving the legal issues that her family and tribal clan had to deal with in negotiations in relation to land.
In 2016 Browne became the first Cook Islands student to complete USP’s Bachelor of Laws degree through online courses undertaken fully in-country at the Cook Islands campus. She found her studies both fascinating and challenging.
Browne is now using her knowledge of law to help her family and tribe work towards the welfare of the people of the Cook Islands.
She has three sons who live in Sydney, Australia.
The evening, to be held at 7pm on Wednesday, August 15 at the USP Campus in Takamoa will be moderated by John Hay and will be followed by light refreshments.
All welcome, including older children.