Melina Etches

Melina Etches

The return of about 130 Cook Islands residents on a special flight today will be bittersweet. No ei, no hugs and kisses, no noise and laughter, no family to shower them with love.

Making Sunday their mum’s Day

Thursday May 07, 2020

For the Cook Islands, this Sunday is Mother’s day.

Ritia Tangimetua’s late mother loved chestnuts; now she has passed on that passion to her own children.

Growing up, Tere Joseph’s children watched with awe as their formidable mum raised them, worked a senior management job, and helped run a church in their own home.

Rima Browne tells how her mother Tashi Tutai shared different traits with each of her five ‘children of God’.

Giving back to the community

Wednesday May 06, 2020

Lisa Iro has offered her time to Red Cross Cook Islands in a bid to give back to the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

Clubs and bars will remain closed for at least another month.

Red Cross delivers

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Old-age pensioners, the destitute, the disabled, and theological students are among the beneficiaries of home-delivered care parcels. 

Stallholders and customers have been gradually returning to Rarotonga’s world-famous market.

Police paid tribute to Commissioner Maara Tetava Ariki yesterday, carrying him on a pa’ata to honour his investiture as Ariki.

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