I’ve been pondering again, the events that took place in the Garden of Eden and God’s plan and intention, revealed in verses 26 to 28 of the first chapter of Genesis; writes Pastor Paul Kauri of Arepua Church.
The Opera in Rarotonga, talented and powerful Pacific trio, have arrived thrilled and ready to showcase a repertoire of opera classics, Pacific Imene, Waiata and contemporary songs over two nights this week - Friday and Saturday.
The biennial Te Tu Rangatira Awards 2023 showcased a remarkable display of talent and unity within the Cook Islands community in Aotearoa New Zealand, serving as a powerful representation of the outstanding achievements of individuals who are making a significant impact.
On the 30th of August, Maureen Goodwin saw two unusual birds on her inland Muri lawn. She googled and identified them as Australian Southern Lapwings rather than the Northern due to the black ‘ei kakī (collar). Over the next few days, they fed, ran over the lawn, and flew around the area, writes Gerald McCormack, director of Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust.
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in together until now… Kua kite oki tatou e, te ngunguru anake nei te au mea katoa I angaia mei te mamae anau ra e tae rava akenei ki teianei ra” – Romans/Roma 8:22.
The Autism Cook Islands (ACI) Takavekave Tatou Art Exhibition and Auction has raised $12,000 with a percentage of the funds going back to the student artists and to a charity of their choice, and to support the organisation’s pathways programme.
A stunning mural capturing the beauty and vibrancy of the Cook Islands was unveiled at the Rarotonga International Airport on Friday, kicking off the Airport Authority upgrades and preparations for the 50th anniversary which will be celebrated in January next year.
An Australian law graduate whose career trajectory was inspired by the month she spent in the Cook Islands during her study, has returned to the island nation five years later for a three-month stint supporting the Pacific Islands Forum.
The vibrant Atiu Enuamanu delivered a fantastic performance in the “ute” section on the first night of the biennial Te Maeva Nui New Zealand Cultural Festival at the Trust Arena in Auckland on Thursday (Cook Islands time).
Emily Brell-Dean-William-Dyer, a remarkable, vibrant, and extraordinary 103-year-old woman, has unwavering faith in God. She is a living testament to the power of spirituality and devotion, and to life well lived.
Cook Islands culture thundered throughout the Trust Arena, Waitakere in Auckland, New Zealand, this week as Te Maeva Nui ō Aotearoa New Zealand Charitable Trust proudly presented the third biennial Te Maeva Nui NZ performing arts festival of music and dance, arts and crafts of the Cook Islands.
‘The Season of Creation’ is a major focus and theme in the Catholic Church, one month before the feast of St Francis of Assisi which the Church celebrates on October 4, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.
The New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad Te Tūao Tāwāhi (VSA) has been operating in the Cook Islands for 60 years, providing support in education, health and well-being, and the environment. Cook Islands News senior journalist Melina Etches, who attended the organisation’s 60th anniversary last week, writes about its objectives and achievements.
Over 200 athletes and officials will represent the Cook Islands at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, this November. Cook Islands News online editor Losirene Lacanivalu interviews Athletics Cook Islands squad members Tatiana Sherwin, Max Teuruaa, Daniel Tolosa, and Piri Nga on their preparations and expectations for the regional games.