Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

A love of music and collecting vinyl records has led Ian Wheeldon, of The Café in the Beachcomber complex, to a rare Rarotongan record by local artist Jake Numanga.

School pupils learn value of recycling

Saturday September 22, 2018

WATSAN director Jamie Short and Infrastructure Cook Islands waste programme coordinator on assignment with VSA, Hilary Boyes, showed a group of year two Apii Avarua pupils around the Rarotonga landfill on Friday.

Bill and Ruth Munro left their favourite holiday destination for the 18th time on Wednesday.

Police women to compete in Australia

Friday September 21, 2018

The Cook Islands Police women’s rugby team is training hard, at least three times a week, under the tuition of coach Pare Rongokea, in plenty of time for an offshore invitation match.

They will be competing in the inaugural 2018 Pacific Military Women’s Rugby Sevens Tournament in Canberra, starting October 9.

Turtle tour magical experience

Friday September 21, 2018

Swimming in the warm deep waters off the Rarotongan coast, right beside a majestic green onu, or turtle, was one of the most inspiring moments of my life.

The ukulele-powered welcome and farewell at Rarotonga International Airport is an iconic part of the visitor experience thanks to musical legend Papa Jake Numanga.

“No-plastic Wednesdays” are catching on at Apii Te Uki Ou, where children bring their lunches in their lunch boxes, - but minus the cling wrap plastic that usually encases pupils’ food.

Dog desexing project on target

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Just three weeks into a programme aimed at desexing 800 dogs, over 147 dogs had been desexed by Monday of this week.

Aussies hear about our weather, live

Tuesday September 18, 2018

SUNRISE weather presenter Sam Mac from Australia’s 7 News was in Rarotonga earlier this month to broadcast live weather reports as part of a tourism promotion.

Cookbook focuses on fresh local food

Tuesday September 18, 2018

 “We did not realise when we decided on (producing) a cookbook, that it could be so useful for so many people”, says Edith Tangaroa of her Tereora College group’s project, which was runner-up in the Dragons Den Young Enterprise Scheme competition recently.

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