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Hope amidst despair

30 November 2020

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Real men do cry and talk

A serious health scare brought Ngatangiia MP Tamaiva Tuavera to his knees. Melina Etches sat down with Tuavera, who openly shared his story in the hope that other men will do the same especially during the month of November.

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Jim Marurai: The unexpected prime minister

Former Cook Islands prime minister Jim Marurai passed away peacefully at the age of 73, in his Ivirua home on the southern island of Mangaia, where he was born and raised. Veteran journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan pens a poignant tribute to the former leader.

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Age does not matter when God has plans for you, says ordained Reverend

Hard work and sacrifice are the keys to success in any vocation, but commitment to faith and God will give rewards in life that are priceless.

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The influence of relationships

When we begin to respect and accept the differences we have with other people, it becomes easier for us to love and appreciate them.

Church Talk


Recipe: Giving fish its rightful place in your dietary habits

For some smooth and moist rukau and succulent fish, try Mereana Hutchinson's recipe for Moana-Roa Mahimahi.

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A US election like no other

Former Cook Islands News editor Richard Moore was in Manhattan this week, capturing the mood on the streets of New York.

Art


Sumatra: The last place on Earth

A local photographer hopes to bring Cook Islanders closer to an experience that will open their eyes to what many describe as one of world’s worst industries; the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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An amazing journey of recovery and hope

Cool, calm and collected Mata Pera is a feisty warrior who has battled breast cancer.

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Keeping his comics on the down-low

Young Cook Islands comic artist Montel Williams hopes to one day show his art to the world but only when he’s ready.

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Transforming our ‘tight spots’ with God’s help

How can God help us when we experience “tight spots” in life? Pastor Eric Toleafoa, of the Cook Islands Seventh-day Adventist Church, explains the Bible’s message.

Church Talk


Chef Phillip Nordt: Don’t muck around with crayfish

RECIPE: Be delicate when dealing with crayfish, writes Executive Chef Phillip Nordt.

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‘Island Blues’ at art exhibition

Young and talented Rarotonga artists will be showcasing their unique work this evening at a special exhibition themed ‘Island Blues’.

Art


Family reunion: A chance to know more

The first William (George) Ellis Family Reunion will take place from November 27–29, giving his descendants a chance to explore their roots.

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Karlene Taokia: Dinner for four for $10

Our body and immune system need the help of vitamins and minerals, which we can get from the food we eat, writes Karlene Taokia from the Chefs Association.

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How our small Pacific nation brought Australia's suffering peoples to tears

Cook Islands volunteers have eaten and sung and shed tears with Aboriginal families devastated by the Australian bushfires – just one of the new bonds forged between the two countries as the Great Southern Land endures a time of suffering.

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Kids Page: No storm worries for island's children

In the calm aftermath of the huge storm that hit Rarotonga on Wednesday, it seems the island’s children aren’t worrying about what happened.

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From 'nothing' to 'something'

Nigel Hoeflich a former student of Tereora college (he quit after three years), was happy last month to take up an invitation by teachers to share his story, “of coming from nothing to something.” He spoke of his personal struggles of growing up, of being a rebellious kid, and the passing of his father, at a seminar for Year 9 students focused on ‘resilience’.

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Looking back on another year …

With the arrival of a new year on Wednesday, Cook Islands News takes a look back at some of the news events that helped shape 2019.

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Life on the ocean wave

John Teaurima has been at sea even longer than his police patrol boat, Te Kukupa – but even he needs seasickness pills in the bigger storms. Melina Etches meets him.

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Awaken our language – Akaara i te Reo

MY GRANDMOTHER had a woven rauara mat in her lounge and as kids, surrounded by shell-framed photos, her love holding us together, we would sit on that mat and play.

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