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Auckland Cook Islands community’s ‘beating heart’ as good as gold

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.

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Carving a niche in acting

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.

Teaching at the edge of the world

Sherrin Hibbard will soon say goodbye to Palmerston Island Lucky School and go on another nautical adventure.

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A passion for boil-up and barbecue

Barbecue social media star Stefan Apiata who’s better known as ‘Stef the Maori’ and Iti Stafford talk to Cook Islands News journalist Caleb Fotheringham about followers, food and a potential new TV series.

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Bringing the Cook Islands to the stage

Growing up in the Cook Islands, Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) (MFA(CP)) in Theatre student Poe Tiare Ruhe-Tararo says she didn’t have much experience with theatre.

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Discovering the art and joy of writing

Artist Nanette Lela’ulu authored and published her very first book – a little book with a big message titled “Can you see what I see?”, sharing her inspiration and journey navigating through the uncharted waters of writing and publishing.

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Saving the birds of Suwarrow

On Thursday night, June 30 at about 11pm, vaka Marumaru Atua slipped quietly into Avatiu harbour and tied up at the currently vacant Kukupa berth. This was 23 days, seven hours and 10 minutes after leaving Avarua harbour on June 7 for a voyage of fun, hard work and adventure to Suwarrow Atoll National Park.

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The work of John the Baptist

Some people think that repentance is mostly about feelings, especially feeling sorry for your sin. It is wonderful to feel sorry about your sin, but repent isn’t a feelings word. It is an action word, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.

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George Crummer: Picturing the Cook Islands

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries George Crummer built up a business taking pictures of Cook Islanders and general scene photographs in Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and Mangaia.

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Capturing the Cook Islands in two different centuries

A celebration of community offering glimpses into lives lived in the Cook Islands over 100 years ago, feature in a new photography exhibition.

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Refinement by fire – Akapakari atu ki te A’i

Yesterday, July 1st marked our countdown to August 1st Cook Islands General Election, another big challenge to see if all our contesting political parties can beat our one Covid death case only by setting an historic record of a zero tolerance to corruption or bribery petition claims at least for once, at this forth coming general election, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands.

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‘You have to believe in people’

Black Power life member and social justice activist Denis O’Reilly, 70, has no plans of slowing down.

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Imene o te Au Vairakau: Songs of Healing

Eight talented composers old and new shared their knowledge and experiences of Te au Vairakau Tupuna o toku Matakeinanga/Enua - the Traditional Medicine of my Community/Island through song, in Te Mire Atu competition which was held on Thursday night at the National Auditorium.

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Olympic Week sees hundreds getting active

The Ability Olympics, Mini Olympics and a fun run were all part of Olympic Week celebrations by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC).

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Rarotonga’s elusive railway and locomotive

The Cook Islands' first ever railway track and locomotive is as elusive as it is amazing.

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Finding the right words to talk about abuse

Talking about abuse can be a fraught area, with feelings of shame and guilt often experienced by the victim.

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Mercy and judgement - which one is greater?

Reflect today on being merciful and on being judgmental in your life – which one is greater? What is your primary tendency? Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church writes.

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Feeling stronger, fitter, lighter and more energetic

Health and Fitness exercise programmes appear to be moving across the island in waves.

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Inspiring women all over the world

New Zealander Anjuli Mack wants to inspire women on their weightloss and fitness journey.

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Brider’s passion for natural heritage and conservation

It was an immense loss for the country that Joseph Brider was taken when he was just three years into his life’s work.

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The glory of Rarotonga’s mountains

Cook Islands-born filmmaker Liam Kokaua had to climb a long way to share the stories about the mountains in Rarotonga.

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The legend of Raemaru

On the western side of Rarotonga stood a very proud mountain – her name was Maru and she was higher than any of the other mountains.

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