Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Team sports competitions on the island may have been cancelled, but gyms throughout the country continue their exercise regimes.

School unscathed by floodwaters

Friday March 20, 2020

Apii Nikao has experienced its worst flooding since the school opened.

It’s 6pm, still light but the day is drawing to a close. Gibeona Sunday School Hall in Matavera is a big space, but already it’s crowded with more than 80 people.

Most are familiar faces from Matavera, but there are others from further afield in Ngatangiia and Titikaveka.

The day the music died

Thursday March 19, 2020

First, the sound was cut on the national composing contest. Now, the National Dancer of the Year competition is swaying off into the sunset.

Te Mire ‘Ura was to have been held in May, but has now been postponed until October.

The country’s major team sports have called off all their games – but rugby league refused to go down without a fight. 

It started with just two boys.

David Tangaroa was approached by a friend, Taneao Ngamata, who was keen for boxing to begin in their village, for his two sons.

A motorcyclist was injured when he hit a car that pulled out in front of him yesterday afternoon.

Rarotonga fuels up island

Tuesday March 17, 2020

The fuel tanker Media arrived in the country on Saturday night, on its maiden voyage to Rarotonga.

Increasing numbers of workers are quarantining themselves on their return from overseas travel, at the request of their employers.

Pa Enua set up as safe havens

Tuesday March 17, 2020

The old, sick and vulnerable will be able to stay safe on the outer islands, as government sets in place tight travel controls from Friday.

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