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27 November 2021

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Providing work opportunities for those living with disability

The Creative Centre has just concluded a 20-week programme partnering with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and UNESCO Pacific which aimed to serve as a catalyst for preparing and supporting people with disabilities to enter safely and confidently into the workforce.

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Local designer creates, expands fashion brand

With a number of businesses waiting on the border to reopen, one local designer is making the most of the slump, by expanding on her very own fashion brand.

Sabine’s recycled creations earn Energy Globe Award

Tucked away in a small room overlooking the lush backroads and mountain backdrop of Nikao, Sabine Janneck continues to come up with fashionable and artistic ways to make use of discarded plastic. Her brand, Circle Cook Islands, has just been named the recent winner of the Energy Globe Award for the Cook Islands.

Art


Suwarrow – another kind of rat race

Most people would think you would travel to Suwarrow to get out of the rat race. Well, not for Te Ipukarea Society, we go there to end it!

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A time to rethink our values

The pandemic has taught us that money is not the only goal in life; that we can thrive with less; that happiness comes from being together and working together, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue (Catholic Church).

Church Talk


From Paris with love

The Gallery Tavioni is proudly presenting yet another exhibit at their gallery in Atupa tonight featuring the beautiful Pascale Garnier Cowan and her collection of art which she is excited to showcase and release to hopefully new homes.

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Rise and Shine graduates reach for the stars

Fourteen clients were presented with graduation certificates of the landmark pilot project aimed at preparing and supporting people with disabilities to enter safely and confidently into the workforce.

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CHURCH TALK: Doing and becoming

Every time we do a little something to improve ourselves and to help others, we find greater peace, writes Angaroakau Williams, communication director and the first counselor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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A celebration of hard work and achievement

Tereora College celebrated the success and academic achievements of their student body yesterday at the National Auditorium.

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Diabetes prevention better than cure

To commemorate World Diabetes Day Te Marae Ora (TMO) is conducting free diabetes screenings for anyone aged 18 years and above.

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New society aims to change how dyslexia is perceived and handled in the Cook Islands

A select group of parents with children who have dyslexia have banded together with the aim of changing mindsets and attitudes to form a group in which they hope to provide support to dyslexic children who currently have very little support in the education system.

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Cook Islands Knitters recognised for efforts during conflicts

Mamas were among those honoured as Cook Islands commemorated 103 years since the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War One (WWI). A crowd gathered at the Cook Islands RSA on Thursday for a remembrance service to mark the date and time WWI ended in 1918 and to honour those who have supported them and others in conflict.

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Sailing with the mana of Ui Tupuna

As a young child Arerau Maao Jr, now in his 30s, had visions of sailing on a vaka. Last week he accomplished just that, sailing on the Vaka Marumaru Atua for the first time from his home island of Aitutaki to Rarotonga.

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‘Strong Mums’ encourage others to kick-start their own health and fitness journey

Four mothers, Myland Lane, Tai Cummings, Kathy Numanga Wearing and Shona Kirikava, have committed to their Strong Mums Journey – an intense fitness and health programme that has improved and transformed their lifestyles for the better. They share their health journey on social media hoping it would inspire others to follow suit.

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‘Everyone’s getting on with their lives despite Covid-19’

Cook Islands tennis player and businessman, Brett Baudinet has been travelling the world since September and says the Cook Islands should have already opened its borders.

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CHURCH TALK: Welcoming the Gospel message

I was privileged to be part of the bicentennial Gospel celebrations held in Aitutaki recently. Watching the re-enactment of the event (the arrival of the Gospel to Aitutaki 200 years ago) was indeed a humbling experience, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.

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Exhibition celebrates artistic sisters

The Gallery Tavioni hosted four talented ladies and each of the works of their artistic minds in an art exhibition titled ‘Sisters Embrace Art - from around the world’ on Saturday in Atupa.

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‘Do it for yourself and your whanau’

When I was first asked to write this, I resisted. You see like all blokes I wasn’t interested in having my internal workings and ailments publicly aired. But then I thought of my soldier friend, whose company I might still be enjoying if he’d got help earlier, writes veteran broadcaster Derek Fox.

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No GPS, no compass, only traditional navigating

Marumaru Atua crew sailed from Rarotonga to Aitutaki last month using only traditional navigating techniques.

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Buy local, spend local

While many businesses have felt the sting of staying stagnant due to Covid-19 related border closures, one business in Aitutaki is making the most of this downturn by giving locals the chance to relax and escape to a day out on their lagoon day cruise.

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Men in Crisis: ‘Our men are dying young’

A staggering majority of men are heading towards early deaths as a joint project by Te Marae Ora (TMO), Ministry of Health and the Rarotonga Rotary Club rolls through Rarotonga.

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CHURCH TALK: The reason for the season

I mused over our recent celebrations in Aitutaki regarding the arrival of the Gospel and I wondered if we had overlooked something? By Pastor Paul Kauri.

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