Matake Paruru sits quietly and gracefully in her chair and politely shrugs off questions with a soft smile. It’s hard for her to hear, but her pleasure in interacting with other people is hard to mistake.
Last chance to get involved in the Vaka Pride awards.
Rarotonga Security does much of its work in the dark of night.
But despite that, the role the company plays in keeping Avarua township safe from criminal activities has not gone unnoticed.
Its past five years’ work has earned the company a nomination in the prestigious Tupuranga Tangata champion award of the Vaka Pride competition.
The Cook Islands Tourism award recognises the efforts of those who keep the community clean and safe.
The family of Here Makita, who died in a tragic house fire, have launched a fundraising campaign to bring home his body from Australia.
Jean Marie Williams will miss the weekly calls he used to get from his nephew Here Makita, who perished in a house fire in Australia’s Northern Territory on Wednesday.