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In February this year, 18 members of the Heather family were in Mangaia to restore the gravesites of their Italian tupuna Iosepha Joseph Agostini and his wife Vaine Uaa.
Local freelance journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan has condemned the mass harvesting of paua from the Manihiki lagoon, stating that the practice is “stupid beyond belief”.
The recently arrived new captain of the Tiare Taporo says he wants to raise people’s standard of living in the outer islands by giving them “cheap access to cargo, transportation, and broadening their possibilities for culture and economics”.
Bluesky, the Cook Islands’ sole telecommunications provider, has admitted it has “not been as effective as it should have been,” in resolving problems with the internet service on Palmerston.
Manihiki’s Tauhunu Fishing Association has received a gift of fishing gear and materials last Thursday from the visiting Cook Islands Fishing Association field worker Vaine Wichman.
The people of Aitutaki are the grateful recipients of the newly-completed Te Kainga Wellbeing Extension Centre building, donated by the people of Japan.
The week-long meeting to discuss the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef programme “Pa Enua Agriculture for Resilient Livelihoods” (PEARL) finished last week on a high note, said Ministry of Agriculture policy director Patrick Arioka.