Articles by Alana Musselle

Autism's Blue Day a huge success

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Autism Cook Islands were overwhelmed with the amount of support received yesterday at their Autism Awareness 'Blue Day.'


Unuia wins Te Mire ‘Atu

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Judges had a difficult time selecting an overall winner at the Composers Competition with each contestant showcasing an excellent display of talent.


Minimum wage unchanged after review

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National

The minimum wage in the Cook Islands will remain at $8 per hour for the year 2021-2022.


Let’s light it up blue!

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Autism Cook Islands is looking forward to hosting one of their biggest events of the year ‘Blue Day’ today.


Te Mire ‘Atu to showcase singing talent

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Culture, National

Eight song composers will take to the stage in showcasing their written work Thursday evening in Te Mire ‘Atu at the National Auditorium Domes. This event will follow all CookSafe safety precautions with performances commencing at 6pm.


Casting call for Miss Cook Islands 2021

Thursday 8 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The casting call for Miss Cook Islands 2021 has officially been released with the offer going out to the beautiful, talented and intelligent women of the Cook Islands aged 18-26 who are interested in taking part in this experience of a lifetime.


Rugby switch pays off

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two upcoming female players, who picked up the oval ball after successful netball stints, have been recognised for their skills after being offered contracts to join a North Otago-based rugby union team.


Migrating Cook Islanders leave timely donations

Tuesday 6 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local

Buying second hand clothing can not only save your wallet, but can also help immensely in preserving our environment.


Pride Cook Islands elect office bearers

Tuesday 6 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local

“To further increase advocacy, empowerment, and tolerance,” is the objective of Pride Cook Islands who had their inaugural annual general meeting as an official organisation at the Beachcomber Gallery on Tuesday last week.


Students depict the greatest love story

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in

Pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School started their Thursday morning jumping right into the spirit of Easter with their reenactment of the story of Jesus’ resurrection.


Breathing life back into the community through fitness

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

A Muri-based clubhouse is running activities and programmes dedicated to the wellbeing of the local community.


Timely support for Down Syndrome Association

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Team Rotaract met with the Cook Islands Down Syndrome Association yesterday to make a generous donation of $500.


Small faces with big smiles

Sunday 28 March 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

Students from Blackrock Pre-school were grinning from ear to ear as they joined hands to celebrate the special day of one of their colleagues yesterday.


Air NZ makes a pit stop

Friday 26 March 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

An additional flight separate from the two regular weekly Air New Zealand flights arrived at Rarotonga Airport from Auckland en-route to Honolulu, Hawaii, on Wednesday.