New Zealand’s Deputy High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Sam Beckett has been farewelled by her team after a three-year stint.
From the alarm of near smashes from speeding cars, to the quiet camaderie in the dark hours of the early morning, the roadworks safety officers play invaluable roles. Story by Izzy Shepherd, with photos by Lawrance Bailey.
As 7-year-old Lapana Tupou’s family and friends mourned him at a memorial service, maritime safety investigators swooped on the shipping company he was lost from.
Puaikura and the wider Cook Islands community this week mourn the passing of Vereara Maeva-Taripo, a formidable public figure best known for her dedication to tivaevae, Cook Islands culture and music, and the development of a robust civil society.