The United States Embassy in New Zealand has announced its funding on small grants programme for science, technology, engineering and math support in Cook Islands.
Mii Estall was living on the island of Aitutaki in February 2010 when, at 3am, the most powerful cyclone to hit Aitutaki in living history swept over the island.
When Cook Islanders around the world ordered flowers for their mums back home on Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Mangaia, some expected the roses and carnations that are traditional overseas.
We can’t hug them, but we wanted to be here, to see them pass by. That was the message of love from countless Cook Islanders as Rarotonga ground to a halt yesterday.
Politicians are debating whether land can be leased to bury expat workers who die in the Covid-19 shutdown – or whether government should take land by warrant for burial plots.