Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Fourteen dancers will compete in Te Mire Ura national annual cultural dance competition tonight - Heinarii Tauira is one of them.

Empowering youth at Red Cross camp

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Fifteen-year-old Maire Wilson believes that the generation of youth today have social barriers because they don’t get out much.

Passionate Tumu Korero (cultural orator) Daniel Apii is incensed at the way Maori language has been corrupted.

Keeping warm and cosy in winter

Wednesday July 15, 2020

This winter, some lucky kids will snuggle up to clean and soft cuddly toys donated by the community.

Celebrating the golden years

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Matavera residents aged 60 plus were acknowledged and celebrated by their small community on Saturday afternoon.

The Dance of the Year Cardio Combat Tamure Fitness class held yesterday afternoon drew a large crowd of supporters to the National Auditorium.

Cook Islands Game Fishing Club has made the headlines a few times with the big fish weighed in there – but to its members, it’s not about the contest but about the community. 

Naa looketi a Wale

Monday July 13, 2020

A young Pukapuka leader delivered a powerful explanation of the pe‘e to end Te Kopapa o te Reo Maori workshop.

Melina Etches enjoys a coffee at the new café next-door to the police headquarters in Avarua.

Marsters of the universe

Friday July 10, 2020

The Marsters families commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of their Palmerston Island hostel on Rarotonga, with a small gathering of about 100 people.

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