Melina Etches

Melina Etches

The principal of Mitiaro’s tiny school believes their pupils are a chosen generation – and he is determined to help them discover a brighter future. 

Araura invests in the future

Saturday February 08, 2020

Araura primary school’s new young leaders are working together to make school a happy and fun place.

Top anglers in memorial fishing comp

Saturday February 08, 2020

Pictured is Buckley Junior with a speared mahimahi. He is one of the many experienced fishermen who will partake in the first Rarotonga fishing event of the year to be held today. Spear fishing, poito (traditional method) and rod n reel will be accepted for the annual Gordon Murray competition. In partnership with the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club, the day long fishing contest will run from 6am to 6pm. All fish must be weighed in the club during these hours. Prize giving will begin at 7pm. The heaviest fish and heaviest aggregate categories will share in a prize pool of $5000, which include great prizes from Vonnia’s and the Murray family.

Efforts to implement new road safety measures has gained momentum after a roundtable discussion this week.

Support for new mobility equipment

Friday February 07, 2020

Rehabilitation service provider Te Vaerua has received a major support in their effort to purchase new mobility equipment.

Working together to better community-based organisations and nurture them is the mission of the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO).

Smiles were all around at the Are Pa Metua headquarters yesterday as members met for the first time this year.

Cook Islander who escaped China coronavirus lockdown applauds travel restrictions.

Eighteen-year-old Chantelle Tikitau just wants to get her feet back in the Cook Islands Under-21 netball squad.

During a kaikai in Mitiaro at the weekend of the latest tragedy, the MC announced a special pure akapumaana (prayer of comfort) would be held for the families who had just lost two young boys involved in a fatal accident on Rarotonga.

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