Melina Etches

Melina Etches

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.

Overseas workers will send home 13 per cent less to their Pacific island families this year, the World Bank warns.

Cook Islanders around the world have been essential workers as the countries they live in go into lockdown. Melina Etches tells the story of her sister Ngaoa Etches in Western Australia, Moira Guinea-Beal in Queensland and Katherine Henry in Oregon, USA.

Bars and clubs hope for a decision this afternoon to allow them to reopen.

Nearly 10 times more people have listened to a new ensemble single than there are people in Cook Islands. 

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