An important and previously-unknown watercolour of Mangaia, painted by the surgeon’s mate on Captain Cook’s third voyage, has been purchased by a British museum.
Imagine: A remote tropical island of your own, far from the reach of Covid-19, where you would spend all your days swimming and fishing and relaxing on the beach with your partner.
On Thursday the island of Manihiki held a Covid-19 prayer service. “People are worried for their families on Rarotonga and overseas,” says Tukao school principal Apii Napa.
The unexpected arrival of a container-load of chicken, sausages and ice cream is like manna from heaven for Mangaia.
On the Pa Enua, people don’t complain, they always have food, says a Mitiaro doctoral student. They don’t abuse the ocean, they get what they need and give the rest to other families.