Articles by Alana Musselle

Avarua, Nukutere win badminton titles

Saturday 12 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Badminton, Sports

A handful of talented players reaped the rewards of the many weeks of hard work that led up to the Annual College Badminton Tournament held at the National Sports Arena on Thursday.


Mastering the strokes in the pool

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Young swimmers take time out of their busy school week to prepare for the upcoming New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships.


Talent galore at badminton comp

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Badminton, Sports

Secondary schools from around Rarotonga came together to battle it out in the sixth Annual College Badminton Tournament held yesterday.


Graffiti writer strikes again, police consider taking action

Thursday 10 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Crime, National

A graffiti writer has struck twice over two days at the same spot in Nikao with a message police say may contravene Covid-19 laws, in addition to the Crimes Act.


Upcoming Vaka voyage aims to make history

Thursday 10 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Culture, National

An epic voyage with themes of cultural preservation, knowledge sharing, and environmental awareness will soon take the 17 brave crew members of Vaka Marumaru Atua to the islands of the Northern Pa Enua.


Landowners stunned as toa trees removed by church

Thursday 10 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Landowners say they have been betrayed after more old-growth Toa trees were removed yesterday at Avarua CICC Church, despite earlier protests and negotiations.


Understanding the importance of Oceans Day

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

Eight government agencies participated in World Oceans Day yesterday, sharing information and advocacy for environmental awareness under the theme ‘Life and livelihoods.’


Sydney Opera House lit with Piho’s photography to mark Oceans Day

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

Award winning photographer Charlotte Piho had five of her photos featured alongside many of Australia’s most respected artists on the sails of the Sydney Opera House to mark World Oceans Day.


Steady start to round two of Covid-19 vaccinations

Wednesday 9 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

As of Tuesday evening, 618 Rarotonga residents had received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Rarotonga hospital


Student with braided hair sent home

Tuesday 8 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

A Year Nine female student from Tereora College was last week told by one of her teachers not to return to school until her braided hair extensions were taken out.


PM’s leadership lessons: From one prefect to another

Saturday 5 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown shares how becoming a school prefect about 40 years ago helped him recognise his abilities as a leader.


Marine Life and Eco Centre opens after year-long hibernation

Friday 4 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

After a year of closure, the Marine Life and Eco Centre is open again and ready to share with the community a wide range of old as well as new exhibits.


Kiwis visitors bring good vibes to stall owners

Thursday 3 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Kiwi tourists are back, and stall owners and small businesses are greeting them with renowned Cook Islands hospitality.


Miss Cook Islands off to hit the books

Wednesday 2 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Even with the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, reigning Miss Cook Islands and Miss Oceania Tajiya Sahay has had an eventful year at home.


Soaring dog population causing alarm

Wednesday 2 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

An overload of dogs in need of a home is placing pressure on the SPCA Animal Shelter in Vaimaanga.


Fishing charters reeling in business after Covid break

Tuesday 1 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Rarotonga-based fishing charter businesses have started reeling in customers once more after the Cook Islands borders opened to tourists from New Zealand about a fortnight ago.


Protecting guests also helps community

Monday 31 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

A ‘community day’ at a resort in Titikaveka has featured an excellent display of natural resources being put to good use.


Car rally raises advocacy for electric vehicles

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Technology

The first ever Rarotonga Electrical Vehicle Rally held on Sunday brought together young and adult participants who competed to raise funds for environmentally favoured initiatives./


Rental cars and taxis gearing up for business

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National

Transportation services around Rarotonga were forced to come to a grinding halt last year when border closures meant their main source of revenue, tourists, would no longer be around to hire out their rental cars and motorbikes.


Being fruitful

Thursday 27 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Nikao Social Centre has become a hive of activity as residents gather there daily before being transported to Rarotonga hospital for their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.


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