$1000 Vaka Pride prize will help kopu restore marae.

Anzac Day: Lest we forget

Monday April 20, 2020

For the first time in living memory there will be no official Anzac commemoration service in Rarotonga.

The prime minister says bringing home the 300 Cook Islanders stranded in New Zealand is a priority – but not at the risk of letting in the coronavirus.

Students have something more than the re-opening of the school to look forward to in the coming week. Kellan Gempton, 5, Eli Topui, 11, and Mia Gempton, 2, are looking forward to an island-treasure hunt organised by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee.

Avana is abuzz as the ature arrive

Saturday April 18, 2020

Ngatangiia is blessed with schools of ature bait fish swarming into its harbour to escape predatory bigger fish such as tuna – only to find themselves at the mercy of delighted locals.

As locals become more reliant on food they can grow and catch, an outbreak of reef fish poisoning has provided a timely warning. 

Bishop’s plea

Friday April 17, 2020

Catholic Bishop Paul Donoghue warns support isn't enough; the real poor will still fall through the cracks.

Cook Islanders will be allowed to return to church this weekend to give thanks, as the nation is declared free of the coronavirus. 

Fijian and Indonesian nationals who have found themselves out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteered and assisted with the Operation Namu clean up in their Ruatonga, Avatiu, Panama, Atupa constituency.

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