The colourful kura can finally fly freely on Atiu thanks to the sheer determination of the island’s people to eradicate myna birds from the Southern Group atoll.
Mangaia was introduced to the Just Play football programme with a two-day workshop involving eight teachers and community group leaders last week.
A 60-strong multinational military operation led by the New Zealand Defence Force is on Penrhyn upgrading critical facilities on the island.
There was plenty of excitement on Penryhn on Monday afternoon when the long-awaited Exercise Twilight began with the arrival of the first RNZAF Hercules aircraft.
Deputy Prime Minister Hon Teariki Heather with his staff from Infrastructure Cook Islands travelled to Atiu last week to begin installation of the Atiu crusher plant.
From the still-raging Pacific Schooners debacle to the Manihiki land compensation scandal, Democratic Party leader William ‘Smiley’ Heather says he has plenty of questions for Prime Minister Henry Puna.