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Ma’uke Mission: Exploring 200 years of London Missionary Society connection

A book which captures some aspects of the London Missionary Society connections with Ma’uke, will be launched next week.

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Descendants reunite across the Pacific

Over 300 descendants from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Marquesas, Rarotonga, and Mangaia participated in the George Outher Brown Reunion this week at Te Are Kariori National Auditorium.

Thousands celebrate Airport’s golden anniversary

Dance, drums, song, and a downpour of rain marked the 50th Anniversary of Rarotonga International Airport as joyful cultural celebrations took flight on the tarmac yesterday morning.

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From 5000 to 3.2 million: Celebrating Rarotonga International Airport’s golden voyage

Thousands attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Rarotonga International Airport yesterday morning, the festivities starting with a refreshing shower of rain that blessed the opening formalities.

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“What is our responsibility to the people of Kūki ‘Airani? Our tuakana”

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is the wahine co-leader of Te Pāti Māori, a political party in Aotearoa. Descending from Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine and Ngā Rauru, she is a grassroots activist and environmental campaigner with a lifetime of fighting for indigenous rights. Candice Luke reports.

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Golden memories of Rarotonga International Airport

At 5am this morning the tangi kaara of the drums around the island will signal the start of the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Rarotonga Airport which starts 8.30am.

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Cafe revived, Italian-style pizzeria opened by two Cook Islands chefs

Two Cook Islands cooks have teamed up to revive and expand a Rarotonga café by transforming it into a traditional Italian pizzeria at night.

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50 years of connecting the nation

Anticipation builds as the Rarotonga International Airport prepares to mark its 50 years of excellence on Monday, January 29, celebrating its Golden Jubilee.

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Building Rarotonga’s runway: A land surveyor’s journey

Eighty-four-year-old Oliver Peyroux is an esteemed land surveyor with a myriad of local and international projects under his belt, including every airport in the Cook Islands. Candice Luke reports.

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Welder remembers airport build

William Cowan of Arorangi was 30 when he became part of Cook Islands airport history.

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Emotional homecoming: Nassau, Pukapuka communities reconnect after decades apart

Ninety descendants of Nassau have returned to Rarotonga after a month in their homeland. Alongside a group of 76 who visited Pukapuka, the Nassau community of Auckland, with some from Australia, reconnected with their people, places, and unique cultures of their respective islands. Candice Luke reports.

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Airport’s longest-serving employee reflects on 45 years of service

Amidst the bustling hub of aviation activity at the gateway to the Cook Islands, Rarotonga Airport, stands Rescue Fire Services’ dedicated manager, George Nicholls, who has committed nearly 45 years of solid-service to the community. Melina Etches reports.

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‘Miracle baby’ Mana discharged after 128 days in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

After 128 days in intensive care, “miracle baby” Mana Te-Hine-Toa Pearl Castledine was finally discharged from the Waikato Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New Zealand.

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Reconnecting with Airport’s past during runway walk

Prime Minister Mark Brown was one of the close to four thousand people who took up the opportunity presented by Airport Authority Cook Islands to walk along the 2.3-kilometre airport runway for the first time on Tuesday.

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Papa Spoila keeps ‘Kūkis’ connected

Multi-talented Cook Islander Tautape Samson wears many hats. Samson is known worldwide as a comedian, a dance tutor, costume designer, and a music artist alongside his siblings in Samson Squad. Candice Luke reports.

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Church talk: Families are fundamental unit of society

Family is perhaps the most important part of our earthly life and is at the centre of Heavenly Father’s plan, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Kora showcases local gems at Airport Market Days event

Tiare Kora, who takes care of her family’s “Kora Pearls” booth, is one of the 24 vendors at the Airport Market Days.

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Boiler Room heats up Raro

Boiler Room rocked Rarotonga on Saturday night with a capacity crowd taking over the beachside venue of 21.3 Vaianas - playing to a potential viewership of 4 million online, the sights, sounds and vibes of the Cook Islands were on proud display through online cameras capturing the action.

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One of Rarotonga’s few classic cars for sale

Cruising the Rarotonga loop road in one of the only classic cars on the island could soon be a reality for a keen Cook Islands petrol head.

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Long Service Awards honour courage and dedication

Honouring courage and dedication, three Airport Authority Rescue fire fighters were recognised with Long Service Gold Star awards (25+ years’ service).

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Miss Cook Islands Association seeks young women for 2024 programme

Miss Cook Islands Association (MCIA) is calling on Cook Islands women aged 18-27 to join their personal development programme.

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Embracing island life and education

New teachers from Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea bring diverse experiences and enthusiasm to Cook Islands classrooms.

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