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Thriving in a man’s world

16 January 2021

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Journeys of hope, not fear

The global economic standards are at the mercy of this viral demonic pandemic but the God we believe and worship is always in the business of Restoration, Reconciliation, Redemption and Restitution.

Church Talk


THE PACIFIC WAY: Easy eating with this locally-sourced breakfast

This traditional Cook Islands breakfast with locally sourced products is an enjoyable and fun-flavoured start for the day. By Mereana Hutchinson.

Features


For one Mitiaro couple, Home is where the heart is

Since she was a little girl Mitiaro/Nukuroa has always been where Cindyanna Abraham’s heart is. And when you’re a guest at her and her husband Junior’s Divine Retreat, her hope is that you feel like you’re at home too.

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The flying Nicholas brothers of Ruatonga

Tuaine Kaitara Nicholas of Ruatonga and his wife Ngatuaine had four boys and three girls. Three of the boys enlisted in the Air Force in WWII and a fourth was directed by his brothers to the Army. In the first of two articles, Rod Dixon tells the story of two of the courageous Nicholas brothers, Tatio and Marama.

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Mei po kerekere mai – Maire, the heart of Mauke

When maire ei orders come from Rarotonga, three Mauke sisters get down to work, and trekking into the makatea with sharp jagged rocks is part of their labour. Senior journalist Melina Etches had the firsthand experience of maire ei making during her recent visit to the southern group island.

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Saturday is Matariki New Year

Gerald McCormack from the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust on observing the traditional Matariki New Year, which falls today.

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Cook Islands loses a music icon

Music icon Dinky Ngatipa passed away this week at the age of 66. He was a stalwart of the legendary Vaimutu String Band. Renowned producer Papa Noo Pare and the Heimana Music Family pen a moving tribute.

Entertainment


Quiet quest to recoup millions from Chinese firm continues

For nearly two years, Government has been trying to recoup $13 million from a Chinese firm, which is alleged to have carried out shoddy work on the nation’s largest-ever infrastructure project. Its fight continues with no sign of a resolution in sight.

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‘Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s’

More than a person has mentioned to me the high number of funerals we seem to be having this year. I agree. A little surprising in that none of these deaths in the country is from Covid-19. By Bishop Paul Donoghue (Catholic Church).

Church Talk


‘Cook Islanders have served bravely and with distinction’

Local war veterans were remembered at the 102nd Armistice Day commemoration in Rarotonga on Wednesday November 11 - the day when an armistice was signed to end the Great War.

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‘To change the world, we must change the way we see it first’ - Photos expose controversial industry

Local photographer Alex King's recent exhibition in Rarotonga sheds light on the environmental effects of the palm oil industry.

Art


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.

Features


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.

Art


An amazing journey of recovery and hope

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

Features


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.

Art


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