Liam Ratana

Liam Ratana

A new movie tells the story of how a diverse bunch of islands reggae musicians helped bring peace to the Pacific.

Wolves howling at Raro moon

Saturday August 17, 2019

Liam Ratana is surprised to discover his inner soul-Americana-folk fan, as he meets Albi and the Wolves ahead of tonight’s final show in the Cook Islands.

It’s a mild evening in Rarotonga and dozens of people are lined up outside the Empire Cinema in downtown Avarua, waiting to find their seats at the second annual Te Kuki ’Airani Film Festival this week.

A whale of a tale

Saturday August 03, 2019

Amid concerns about tourist boats getting too close and scaring whales, tough questions are being asked about how the magnificent marine mammals are to be protected for the future. 

BLUESKY this week announced that it would be cutting the price of internet data. Strangely coincidental that the Manatua Cable project is just around the corner from being completed isn’t it?

Around the world in 80 years

Saturday July 27, 2019

Aged nearly 80, Duc Nguyen has now visited 198 countries – more than are even recognised by the United Nations.

Now he has ticked off the last nation on his list and returns home to his wife in Canada.

Cook Islands land campaigners helping occupy traditional New Zealand Maori land say even the police don’t agree with the proposed private housing development there.

COOK ISLANDS netball has entered a new golden era, after a thrilling victory in the gold medal final on Thursday night, breaking their 28-year long Pacific Games drought.

THE Cook Islands women’s three-on-three basketball team won the final medal of Team Cook Islands’ campaign at the 2019 Pacific Games, claiming silver in what was the inaugural event for the sport at the regional competition.

COOK ISLANDS touch has finally gotten one over Fiji, beating them in the mixed bronze medal final yesterday at St Joseph’s College in Samoa.

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