Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Usually seen on his motorcycle with his beaming smile and a nod from his shiny head, a popular gentle man, Pastor Eliu Eliu will be missed.

Save the last dance for me

Friday August 23, 2019

Those keen on old-fashioned island waltz dances to a live band are in for a treat with the Marua’ia’i competition tomorrow.

Matavera unmast

Thursday August 22, 2019

Helen Framhein-Wong has special memories of the Matavera mast when it was first built.

Four Tereora College Year 13 students – Keanu Harawira, Junior Peraua, Enua Heather and Joshua Simpson – are hoping they will be accepted into the New Zealand Defence Force next year.

Islands decide Aronga Mana

Thursday August 22, 2019

The 48th Ui Ariki conference closed with a range of significant matters discussed, including the clarification of which traditional title holders fall under the category of Te Aronga Mana.

The Ui Ariki have resolved adopted children should be allowed to inherit land, if they have no chance of ever knowing their biological parents.

Kaireva couple made to apologise

Tuesday August 20, 2019

The owners of a Rarotonga holiday home have apologised to a former guest Bridie Henderson after pressure from Cook Islands Tourism – but other guests say they too are owed apologies.

Warriors of the sea

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Tourists and locals alike will enter Cook Islands waters safe in the knowledge some of the world’s best life guards are watching over them.

Ui Ariki proclaim chlorine support

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Traditional leaders have announced they are broadly in support of chlorinating Rarotonga’s water supply.

Patient students of St Joseph’s primary school who waited patiently for the blessing of their information technology equipment, impressed invited guests, including Minister Rose Brown who acknowledged their good behaviour in her speech.

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