In a time of Covid-induced economic uncertainty, two good friends and business partners are taking a leap of faith to get Rarotonga’s new and unique tourism marketing agency back up and running in lead up to next week’s border reopening.
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.
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.
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.
For many years Awhitia Tavioni has referred to herself as a “shadow” to her iconic husband and master carver Mike Tavioni. This weekend Awhitia will be in the limelight when she along with her artist “sisters” showcase their creations in a special exhibition.
As the pink month of October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, Barbara Lawson, founder of the esteemed Lawson’s Dry Hills Winery shares her personal story of her fight against the illness and how she is where she is today, living a tranquil and cancer-free life in Rarotonga.
This week earmarked a memorable time in our Cook Islands history to celebrate and reflect upon the arrival of Christianity to our shores 200 years ago, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.
Two cousins with expertise that goes hand in hand have launched a new business venture aimed at helping women take a few hours for themselves to feel comfortable and confident, and go home with memories in the form of photos that they can keep forever.
Hundreds of Cook Islands men flocked to Makatea – an island 220km northeast of Tahiti – during a New Zealand government-initiated labour scheme between 1942 and 1956. Roughly half the size of Mangaia in Cook Islands, Makatea was one of three raised coral atolls in the Pacific which was mined for its phosphate in the 20th century. The island was also known in the past as Mangaia-te-vai-tamāe. A new book entitled ‘Makatea’ attempts to capture a bit of the history around the phosphate industry and the Cook Islanders who worked on Makatea in the last century.
This year is a milestone for the Cook Islands Christian Church who are commemorating 200 years of the arrival of the Gospel to the Cook Islands, Christianity first arrived to the island of Aitutaki on October 26, 1821 introduced by the London Missionary Society (LMS).
The Girl Guide Cook Islands Association on Friday marked its 93rd anniversary with a celebration at the Sinai hall hosted by the Avarua company. Senior journalist Melina Etches talks to some of the longtime members in a quest to discover its history.
Former Australian police officer and author Rod Henderson has his sights set on finding justice for Lissette Brito who went missing off the yacht Zangano about 40 nautical miles south-west of Rarotonga five years ago.