Cook Islander Selina Roimata Vainerere-Patia is the ‘beating heart’ of the Cook Islands community in Auckland, and is admired by many for her generous and kind hearted soul, always giving up her time for others. Last week she received the ASB (Auckland Savings Bank) ‘Good as Gold’ award in New Zealand. TVNZ’s Seven Sharp rocked up unannounced to a community meeting surprising Vainerere-Patia with the news.
When Dominic Ona-Ariki is not playing Detective Ariki Davis, a Cook Island Māori police officer in the New Zealand supernatural crime drama One Lane Bridge, he spends time discovering himself and his Cook Islands heritage.
Whales in the Southern Ocean have been spotted returning to the Cook Islands, with a number giving birth as early as a couple of months ago, and using the country as a passage to migrate to their traditional breeding ground in Tonga.
Union with Christ by means of the Holy Spirit is not a peripheral matter in biblical theology, although it is widely neglected. It is a key thought in the Lord’s teaching, as this lecture will show, and it is so important to Pauline theology that one commentator rightly calls it ‘the heart of Paul’s religion’, writes Reverend Vaka Ngaro of Cook Islands Christian Church.
Cook Islander Angelina Thomson’s dream of starring in the Australian television soap opera Home And Away has finally come true after she made her Summer Bay debut as Kirby, one of four newcomers who make up the band Lyrik.
I do hope that the Constitution of the Cook Islands is protecting the long-term future of the country. That it is not just being used to reward the present occupiers of this land, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue from the Catholic Church.
Marjorie and Ron Crocombe lived up to exacting standards in their personal and professional lives and their combined efforts impacted and inspired uncountable others. We were privileged to know them, writes former USP director Rod Dixon.
With our General Elections shortly upon us, we as a nation and as individuals are facing important choices that will impact our future, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The heavy swells which battered the Southern Coast of Rarotonga were one of the most destructive weather events the island has ever seen. Matthew Littlewood talks to the authorities about the response.
Pacific artist of Samoan origin Fatu Feu’u returned to exhibition in the Cook Islands accompanied by contemporaries and fellow Samoans Andy Leleisi’uao and Raymond Sagapolutele with a new series of work including paintings, prints and photography at the Bergman Gallery.