Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Papatua Papatua is one of Cook Islands best-known faces; certainly one of the country’s best-known voices – but his latest work sharing islands tradition with our people across the ocean was new and special even for him. 

The floor of the National Auditorium was packed with smart schoolkids furrowing their brows, markers waving yellow cardboard signs above their heads, and scrutineers checking the results.

Fresh flowers for Turama

Saturday November 02, 2019

Flowers, colour, candles and light last night adorned graves all over the islands.

Sevens, sports, they’re all a way of life.

Aroita reels in maiden win

Wednesday October 30, 2019

The annual reef fishing competition attract local women who have fun reeling in some big surprises. 

Government says the disestablishment of the Cook Islands Pearl Authority is good for the future of the industry. 

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas and donate a gift to the Bank of the South Pacific's (BSP) Giving Christmas tree.

God in heaven

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Large crowds came together yesterday for a parade and drama to mark Gospel Day – not just a public holiday but a chance to remember.

Getting crafty at OkotopaFest

Saturday October 26, 2019

Dominic Infornon was aged 12 when he began learning guitar. He was growing up in the Philippines city of Olongapo Zambales, home to a US naval base.

Dress to impress

Saturday October 26, 2019

Papas are eligible to join the Mamas reef fishing competition today – but only if they are brave enough to frock up.

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