Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Warriors of the sea

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Tourists and locals alike will enter Cook Islands waters safe in the knowledge some of the world’s best life guards are watching over them.

Ui Ariki proclaim chlorine support

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Traditional leaders have announced they are broadly in support of chlorinating Rarotonga’s water supply.

Patient students of St Joseph’s primary school who waited patiently for the blessing of their information technology equipment, impressed invited guests, including Minister Rose Brown who acknowledged their good behaviour in her speech.

This week Cook Islands News reached out to Apii Ruamanu in Manihiki, the students are happy to share their aspirations with us.

Buy local, these Cooks entrepreneurs say – and this week, they showed why. 

Models blaze down the runway of the Lady Boss show to promote the brands of young women in business, showcasing apparel and merchandise.

‘The Rock’ stuntman visits

Saturday August 17, 2019

Hollywood stuntman Tanoai Reed could be mistaken for action star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – after all, he stands in for the actor in his most dangerous moves.

Recovering from a work accident in which his arm was crushed 33 years ago, when he was 25, Alistair McIntyre spiralled downwards coping with his physical injury, and suffered from mental illness.

Residents are mixed in their responses to a proposed 300-metre outfall pipe to flush treated sewage from Muri out into the ocean off Turangi.

Whopper of a wahoo

Friday August 16, 2019

With the biggest annual Gary Parlour Wahoo fishing competition on next weekend, this 48.4kg whopper has come in early.

Darin Grimes and his family felt so “cheated and deceived” after their stay at Rarotonga’s Kaireva Beach house that they created a website to warn other travellers. 

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