Melina Etches

Melina Etches

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.

Te Ora O Te Tangata clan is opposing the investiture of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki, which was held on Monday after the burial of the late Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki.

Fifteen dancers will showcase their talent at Te Mire Ura Senior open competition tomorrow night.

Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell and lay to rest Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki at Taputapuatea yesterday. 

New Ariki invested

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Burial ground investiture of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki gives hope that families can prepare succession for years to come.

The Vaka Pride committee conducted the final judging for the period of March to June 2020 and yesterday the winners were announced at the Creative Centre.

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