Articles by Jonathan Milne

Quarantine Quiz: Round Rarotonga Road Race

Saturday 12 September 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how many runners and walkers have registered for this year’s Round Rarotonga Road Race? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.


Speak with grace, listen with humility

Tuesday 1 September 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Editorials

EDITORIAL: Early in my time editing this newspaper, there was a firebrand letter-writer named Ruta Tangiiau Mavé who made it very clear she was no fan of some of my decisions, especially the expectation that correspondents use their real names.


Quarantine Quiz: Athletics, Mouria and Mangaia

Tuesday 1 September 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how many athletes competed in the National Youth Athletics Championships? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.


Tupapa holds on for football win

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Soccer

After warming up with a hat-trick last week, Paavo Mustonen finds the net to give Tupapa early lead.


The chips are down

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Local

It may be the best crisis to ever hit this nation: the Great Potato Chips Shortage of 2020.


Cooks to be warned of tsunamis

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weather

High-tech buoys by Tonga Trench should alert Cook Islands to dangerous tidal waves.


'Over the moon': Border controls loosened for returning residents

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Health

Government agrees to let Cook Islanders and permit holders return from Auckland to Rarotonga, under strict conditions.


Distressed yacht seeks Cooks help

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Economy

A yacht, damaged and blown off course, was forced to seek help in Rarotonga this weekend – despite the border closure.


Quarantine Quiz: Potato chips and the Arorangi Cowboys

Monday 31 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Entertainment

What kind of points did Matt Maui kick to help Arorangi Cowboys to victory over Tupapa this weekend? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.


The calm of Aitutaki's Mike Lee: Learning to kiteboard on lagoon

Saturday 29 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Hot on the Rock

If Mike Lee can transform himself from a sweary, stressed out restaurant chef to the zen master of kite-boarding, perhaps he can teach Jonathan Milne to stand up on the board.


Quarantine Quiz: Te Kukupa, Tinkerbell and Marumaru Atua

Tuesday 25 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Entertainment

When the police launch Te Kukupa left Avatiu harbour, it made history. Do you know why? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.


Going local: New cruise boat named in honour of ground-breaking politician

Tuesday 25 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weekend

Who better to explain Aitutaki’s captivating sea-life than marine scientist Richard Story? Jonathan Milne and his family go out on the water.


Hawai'i rugby encouraged to ask permission to use Tangaroa icon

Tuesday 25 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Culture

The image of Tangaroa has been legally protected, officials say, and the Kanaloa rugby team must ask permission to use it.


Women anticipating slower recovery for their businesses

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Local

Greater difficulty accessing finance, and trying to juggle professional, family and community responsibilities, are making the Covid-19 slowdown extra difficult for businesswomen, a new survey reveals.


Message of love

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Local

Poto Williams, a Cook Islands minister in the New Zealand Government, has sent a “message of love” to Cook Islanders as they face the Covid outbreak.


Pacific rugby team 'sorry' for taking Tangaroa image

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Local

A Hawai‘i Pacific professional rugby franchise has stirred up a storm by using Rarotonga’s unique depiction of Tangaroa for its commercial branding.


Young driver 'asleep at the wheel'

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Crime

The driver of a rental car and his passenger escaped injury when their vehicle failed to take a bend.


Quarantine Quiz: Demigod Tangaroa

Monday 24 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Entertainment

What names is the demigod Tangaroa known by, across the Pacific? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.


'No man is an island, entire of itself' – John Donne

Saturday 22 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Weekend

Island countries have a choice of whether and how to reopen their borders – it’s a luxury that most of the world doesn’t have. So what are they doing? Jonathan Milne investigates different islands’ solutions to Covid-19.


Tui Dewes named NZ emissary to Cook Islands

Friday 21 August 2020 | Written by Jonathan Milne | Published in Politics

New Zealand has announced its next High Commissioner to Cook Islands will be career diplomat Tui Dewes, after Cook Islands Government agreed last month to her appointment.


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