Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Toa is ready to return to service

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Rarotonga’s only tug boat , the Toa, undertook successful sea trials last week in the final step to returning to service.

Written Maori secures future

Tuesday January 21, 2020

When a language dies, a culture dies, they say. And that’s why Te Kopapa Reo Maori is doing everything possible to keep our one alive. 

A tyre, attire and tiring

Saturday January 18, 2020

Twenty-seven exhausted scouts have returned from jamboree with new skills and new stories. 

Students learn to survey outer island’s environmental changes with smart devices and drones.

$27,000 raised for Australia

Saturday January 18, 2020

Cook Islanders have contributed a “staggering” amount to the fight against the Australian bushfires.

Airport Authority fire officer Christiano George is thrilled the boat masters certificate course is now conducted by a tutor fluent in Maori and English.

A new white cross can be seen from Matavera and Ngatangiia, piquing public interest.

The support of Cook Islanders – from Rarotonga to some of the communities most devastated by this summer’s bushfires – has brought tears to Australian eyes.

Don’t be blue, telco in the red

Thursday January 16, 2020

It was Telecom. Then it was Bluesky. Now it’s Vodafone. Confused? Don’t be – the company that once was blue is now working very hard to sell it’s new red brand.

The late Mama Tu was the first local trained nurse to serve as sister in charge at Rarotonga Hospital.

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