Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Jaime and Joe took each other’s hand as their wedding ceremony began this week. They giggled with excitement at first but, as they stared into each other’s eyes, the laughter turned to happy tears.

Matters of the heart and mind

Saturday September 14, 2019

Tereora College has held an Every Child Matters day, tackling bullying in all its forms and creating a safe environment for young people has become a school-wide initiative.

Big vessels ‘steal’ fish from Cooks

Saturday September 14, 2019

The Cook Islands have been called on to help reform Pacific trans-shipment problems and illicit fishing in our ocean.

Making school less testing

Saturday September 14, 2019

School students will no longer have to pay a $67 annual fee to have their qualifications awarded, as schools across Cook Islands and New Zealand finally get to enjoy reforms to the curriculum.

As a doctor, Wolfgang Losacker knew he was needed here in the islands. The young man gave up his German practice as an internist in order to work as a volunteer at the Rarotonga Hospital.

New Zealand defeated New Caledonia and secured their 7th Oceania crown and their ticket to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Nigeria.

Golf and raffle fund Atiu appeal

Friday September 13, 2019

The Democratic party are fundraising to pay for their court appeal on the Atiu petition.

I, Robot, will take on the world

Thursday September 12, 2019

A wealthy Arab emirate is to pay to fly some of the Cooks’ smartest teenage engineers to Dubai to seek out a robotic solution to ocean pollution.

‘From firebrand to statesman’

Thursday September 12, 2019

Tearful champion of democracy dies far from home. Anneka Brown and Nick Perry report.

Tonga’s prime minister Samiuela' Akilisi Pohiva died in hospital yesterday after being evacuated to New Zealand in a medical mercy flight.

After years in which government has promised an animal welfare law to protect dogs, cats and livestock from neglect and mistreatment, the plans have been shelved.

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