International Women’s Day (IWD) began in 1911 and was officially adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 1975. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. On Monday the local women groups celebrated the event with presentations from six inspirational members who spoke
on the theme #ChooseToChallenge.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of well-respected paramount chief and passionate cultural expert, Tararo Temaeva Arii Tepoua’e Karati Ariki MBE (Papa Maeva) of Akatokamanava, who was buried at the Avarua Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) grounds yesterday.
Papatua Papatua began interpreting in Parliament two years ago when he was approached by the then Clerk of Parliament Tangata Vainerere. Although he had a scary start, today Papatua absolutely enjoys translating and interpreting for Parliament.
Knitting was introduced to Cook Islands Girl Guides in 1936. In 1940, a great deal of work was undertaken by the Girl Guiding Company in Rarotonga that included knitting comforts for men serving in the forces. For years the Guiders knitted garments for children overseas. This week those involved in the project were honoured at a special event.
The heavy downpour yesterday caused floods, disruptions to traffic and damage to roads in the Avatiu and Nikao areas. And the Cook Islands Met Service says Rarotonga could see more rainfall before the end of the week.
Over a period of 17 years, Mr X, a repeat offender, lived eight years of his life locked up in Arorangi prison. The former inmate was released three months ago, this time around he stands determined not to reoffend and not to ever return “inside”.