Little did carver Chauncey Flay know last year when he took a couple of pieces of coral back to New Zealand last year to experiment with, that it would draw him back to Rarotonga again for a once in a life-time opportunity to exhibit his work with leading Cook Islands artist Mike Tavioni.
Sergeant Chris Cantwell of the Australian Federal Police handed over the keys of a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser truck to deputy prime minister Teariki Heather at a formal Cook Island Police Service ceremony at Avarua headquarters on Wednesday morning.
The Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are consistently thwarting transnational and locally based anti-money laundering and fraud crimes, as well as potentially countering the financing of overseas terrorism.
If it’s possible to love a building, it was certainly proven on Wednesday morning, when around 150 people turned out to celebrate the 60th anniversary of “Te Rua O Te Tonga,” the tapere’s meeting house, and the many memories with which it has blessed the local community over the years.
Wishing each of girls the best of luck in their upcoming beauty pageants, Polynesian Rentals have donated $3,000 to Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith, Miss Cook Islands International Salis Tuaputa, and Miss Earth Cook Islands Mona Taio, who is already in the Philippines for her campaign.