Melina Etches

Melina Etches

A life dedicated to education

Tuesday September 22, 2020

The late Te Hau Arii Te Mahara Karotaua Pero Tamarua, also affectionately known as Aunty Maara Karotaua dedicated her career to education.

Penrhyn’s Omoka School students wrote stories to celebrate the Ministry of Education’s Literacy Week. School principal Napa Sonny said the students presented their pieces of writing to the school last week.

Age is nothing but a number

Saturday September 19, 2020

Through hard work and a dogged determination Dr Neti Tamarua Herman has proved that women can achieve anything.

Forty participants from 21 businesses on the island of Aitutaki participated in the Kia Orana Plus rapid training programme that was held this week.

Cute and healthy

Friday September 18, 2020

Martha Teaurere and her now 10-month-old daughter Calicia Nooroa arrived on Rarotonga in February for a holiday and unfortunately got held up on the island due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Orchid lovers will be pleased to know that Rarotonga has its very own rare ground-orchid that is native (endemic) to the island and found nowhere else in the world.

Dr Williams’ final farewell

Thursday September 17, 2020

Dr Joe Williams was laid to rest yesterday at a small private service that was held under the present Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions in Auckland.

Black and white but still beautiful

Thursday September 17, 2020

Rarotonga mamas, from left, Tangi Foster Nicholas, Teremoana Ngatamariki, Tutu Pokoina and Ngametua Terei meet at the Punanga Nui Market for the weekly catch up session.

Paddling for island pride

Wednesday September 16, 2020

The upcoming Cook Islands Games has brought about a huge resurgence to the sport of oe vaka. 

Nutters Run across the island

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Puaikura volunteer fire fighters carried an extra 25 kilos of gear and walked the Nutters Run across Rarotonga yesterday.

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