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Towering challenge for firefighters

Wednesday October 31, 2018

When they are not tackling blazes, a group of hardy volunteer firefighters from the Puaikura brigade are setting their sights high – 51 storeys up Auckland’s Sky Tower.

The Returned and Services Association is asking for help in trying to find families for their “orphan” headstones of World War One soldiers.

Weather hits thanksgiving service

Tuesday October 30, 2018

There were fewer people than usual at this year’s annual pre-cyclone season thanksgiving service at the National Auditorium on Sunday night – and the reason was the weather.

Braving inclement weather, a large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Ngatangiia CICC Mission Ground on Friday to mark Gospel Day.

Votes needed to boost our girl

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Miss Grand Cook Islands 2018 Teau Moana McKenzie is among the top 10 contestants in the Miss Popular Vote contest at the Miss Grand International 2018 in Myanmar.

Group advocates for war graves

Monday October 22, 2018

The Cook Islands may get its first Commonwealth war grave, or graves, according to Australian businesswoman Cate Walker.

A large gathering of guests got to meet and talk with Australia’s High Commissioner to New Zealand on Wednesday night at the Beachcomber in Avarua.

Last Saturday morning I made my weekly visit to Punanga Nui market in downtown Avarua.

The combined prayer service held annually before the start of the cyclone season in the Cook Islands will take place at the National Auditorium on October 28.

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