The Girl Guide Cook Islands Association on Friday marked its 93rd anniversary with a celebration at the Sinai hall hosted by the Avarua company. Senior journalist Melina Etches talks to some of the longtime members in a quest to discover its history.
The Cook Islands Ports Authority has a male/female gender employee composition of men 57 per cent and women 43 per cent, with the aim to achieve equal or exceed female representation in the ports business.
The Aitutaki Celebration Committee organisers and the Aitutaki Island Council breathed a sigh of relief when two containers of mattresses and pillows arrived to the island, to accommodate the arrival of visitors next week for the islands 200th bi-centennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity.
Rarotonga resident William Framhein’s 2019 appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Cook Islands government’s purse seine fishing agreement with the European Union will be heard on November 17.
Fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, brimming with important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids, but catching them economically, especially in Rarotonga, is proving a major challenge for local fishers. However there is solution and as senior journalist Melina Etches finds out, its not that easy.