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Best young writers honoured

Monday 10 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

To close Literacy Week on Friday, the country’s best young writers were honoured at a special ceremony.


Apii Nikao pupils learn all about Mangaia

Saturday 8 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

A recent trip to Mangaia for Year 8 students from Apii Nikao was to help them experience first-hand the island’s culture and lifestyle.


Youth Athletics Championship results to come

Saturday 8 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

Allowing the country’s best secondary school athletes a chance to battle it out against each other was one of the main goals of yesterday’s Youth Athletics Championship competition.


Youth Athletics Champs today

Friday 7 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

After months of training for the athletes and organising for the events team, the Youth Athletics Championship is finally here.


Imanuela Akatemia heads to the track

Friday 7 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

Imanuela Akatemia was the latest school to take to the track this term, with students of all ages out in force on another warm spring day at the National Stadium on Wednesday.


Artist keeps her promise

Thursday 6 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

Five years on from her last trip to the Cook Islands, Barbara Bull has kept a promise.


'Books on wheels' boost interest in reading

Wednesday 5 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

A mobile library is hoping to help to increase interest in reading among the local community.


Creative scholarship targets Pacific students

Wednesday 5 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

New Zealand’s Massey University has announced a new scholarship for Pacific Island students.


Pa enua athletes raring to go

Tuesday 4 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

The first athletes from the outer islands have arrived to compete in Friday’s Youth Athletics Championship.


Beddoes' record race a personal best

Monday 3 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

Cook Islands runner Alex Beddoes finished his time in Europe last week setting a personal best and a national record.


Island visit feels like coming home

Saturday 1 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Hot on the Rock

“A feeling of home”, is how visiting literacy expert Leana McClain has described her return to Rarotonga fortnight ago.


Pupils learn importance of biodiversity

Saturday 1 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

Apii Nikao pupils are learning about biodiversity (the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat such as Rarotonga’s lagoon), as part of a school-wide theme this term.


High tea spreads the love for mamas

Saturday 1 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Local

“I am humbled by the generosity and love shown to our mamas today,” said a tearful Mama Nga Teao Papatua.


Library fund donation great start for literacy week

Saturday 1 September 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

In the lead-up to National Literacy Week which starts on Monday, Nukutere College has received a donation towards the purchase of new library books.


Two win battle for golf titles

Thursday 30 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

Rowena Newbigging and Kris Williamson took out the men’s and women’s titles at the recent Palm Grove Golf Tournament held at the Rarotonga Golf Club.


Tall Ferns coach's visit a boom for basketball

Wednesday 29 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Other Sports

Building on the recent success of the women’s 3X3 team, is the long-term plan for the Cook Islands Basketball Federation.


Pupils get to grips with the great outdoors…

Wednesday 29 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

This happy bunch of Year 5 and 6 students from Apii Nikao were spotted down at Blackrock yesterday morning.


School joins war on plastic

Tuesday 28 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

A new sign has been erected at Papaaroa School to help educate visitors and locals alike when it comes to the problem of plastic waste.


Battle of the anau at college contest

Tuesday 28 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Education

Friendships were left at the door to the National Stadium on Friday and it became all about the battle of the anau as Tereora College held their annual athletics competition.


Island stray jets off to NZ

Monday 27 August 2018 | Written by Jaimie Keay | Published in Local

Buddy, the blonde island mix breed of “maybe a bit border collie, maybe a bit lab”, hit international headlines recently after Aucklanders Brenda and Andrew Tanner-McCann, decided to take him back to New Zealand with them.


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