Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Islands go to the polls

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Polling stations in the Pa Enua open from 9am this morning to 6pm, for the voting of 56 councillors and nine mayors in the Island government elections today.

GO LOCAL: Kaota Tuariki saw beauty in ginger (kopi teatea) for the first time when he was shown the root crop by the late Robert Wigmore.

Whale of a carving

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Artist Hori Miller has carved a striking design of a whale in a massive basalt rock the size of a van.

Tajiya Sahay is not only Cook Islands’s most celebrated beauty queen – but she will now be the longest-serving.

Te Makete is a new social media platform that showcases clients of the Business Trade and Investment Board and helps indigenous Cook Islanders promote their products and services. It gives consumers worldwide the opportunity to link up with local suppliers, like Mom’s Kitchen and Akari Pi Coconut Oil.

A horse, of course

Saturday July 25, 2020

Kanela, Bella and Beauty are the last surviving horses on the island.

Trust is a big deal for young

Saturday July 25, 2020

Red Cross trains teens to realise their potential.

Last year they were both runner-up, this year a brother and sister went one better at the dancer of the year contest. Photo essay by Melina Etches and Danilo Reyes.

Rarotonga women are toiling to create a sea of white on White Sunday.

Eighteen year old Martha Taramai Strickland began dancing at a very young age.

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