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The Castanie Centre: A tribute to founding father of Catholic faith

Nestled behind Nukutere College, the country’s 126-year-old first Catholic Church cathedral has been restored, renamed, and blessed. The ‘sacred building’ will now serve as a library, an art centre and a place of gathering for Nukutere College student and the diocese.


Dreams fulfilled: Rarotonga students celebrate academic achievements

This week saw more school prizegiving ceremonies held across Rarotonga and the Pa Enua. Today, Cook Islands News presents the senior awards list for Apii Avarua, Apii Nikao, and Papaaroa Adventist School.

Te Vara Nui opens its doors

Te Vara Nui is getting into the swing of things after staging its first ever show last week. Last Saturday, its doors opened for the first time to the tourism industry and honoured guests, and CI News was able to squeeze its way in as well. After a line of waiters and waitresses holding pupu […]


Head west for 7s action

Head west this weekend for the CITC pre-season sevens semis and grand finals action. The semis and grand finals will feature local talents young and old plus the grand finals of the women’s match is sure to be a thriller. Leading up to Saturday’s semis and grand finals – CIRU and bring your match predictions […]


Titikaveka hammers Red Divas

Club netball action was back on again at the Telecom Sports Arena at the weekend after a week’s break for the Pacific Series last week. In the premier grade, the Takuvaine Red Divas were slaughtered 71-35 by the Titikaveka club on Friday night. Not that Takuvaine were too upset by the results, however, they know […]


'It works' for new Salsa owners

Cafe Salsa, home to the only wood-fired pizza on Rarotonga, is in new hands. When former owners Tony and Kelly Bullivant decided to sell the business, New Zealand couple Gerard and Erika Kaczmarek jumped at the chance. “We did our homework and (Salsa) really stacks up,” Gerard said. “It’s a good location and it’s got […]


Tangee to perform at market today

Local artist Tangee Kokaua is back in Rarotonga after spending eight months in New Zealand recording his seventh album, E Metua Vaine. He launches the new recording at the Punanga Nui Market today and will be performing some of the songs. The first song on the album is the Nikao Cultural Group’s kapa rima (action […]


Tuesday story time

The Ministry of Education is treating mothers and their children to a nice afternoon outing and supporting literacy at the same time with its Tuesday story time programme. Weather permitting, a group of mothers and children gather outside the Cook Islands Museum and Library every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm until 4.30 to listen to volunteer […]


Football feast for fans

Keen football fans would have woken up in the wee hours of yesterday morning to watch the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. But it doesn’t stop there, football fanatics will be able to watch all 64 world cup matches on local television thanks to Fiji television station Mai […]


Marsters wins heaviest tuna trophy

The Don Beer Senior Memorial Trophy for the heaviest tuna is run annually over Queen’s Birthday weekend by the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club. Fifteen boats registered and expectations among anglers were high as a number of good sized tuna had been caught the previous week. The calm waters over both days meant that paara […]


Te Uki Ou records history on website

Year 7 and 8 students from Apii Te Uki Ou launched their website about the history of the school last week. They interviewed members of the community about the origins of the school, which served as an introduction to the research process. The introduction to the research process coincides with the school’s current building project […]


Thanks from Rotaract

Member development and more funding for local projects are currently key initiatives for the Rotaract Club of Rarotonga. The club has been fundraising this month with the goals of contributing more funding to local projects, helping develop members and for other club activities. With the help of Rotary, members of Rotaract have been selling sausage […]


Te Vaerua to open soon

Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service is on the verge of opening its Arorangi office inside a re-modelled residential building. The service is free and aims to rehabilitate those with health issues and disabilities. Te Vaerua was registered as a non-charitable organisation in 2007, and in the absence of a functional office building, has been sending […]


Fine wine and a mouth-watering menu

Wine club members and eager guests had a chance to enjoy an exquisite evening of dinner, drinks and conversation last Friday at Sails Restaurant in Muri. Chef Tim Tierney of Deli Foods whipped up a mouth-watering five-course menu, and paired each dish with an apposite wine from the Deli Foods cellar, to make for a […]


Pride and joy on stage

Cultural inheritance is a birthright and the 29 dancers who took to the dancer of the year stage on Thursday night showed nothing but respect and pride for their Cook Islands culture. In opening the night’s show, minister Apii Piho commended all the competitors for taking on the challenge. He said that although there would […]


Searching for Ken Graham links

New Zealand woman Kaye Winter is researching aspects of the life of her father Ken Graham during his time living and working in the Cook Islands in the late 1920s and through the 1930s. Winter said although this was a long time ago, there could be descendants of people he knew during those times who […]


Cook Islander named The Apprentice

Earlier this month, a Cook Islander was dubbed the winner of The Apprentice New Zealand, a reality television series in which contestants battled it out to win an employment contract with multimillionaire Terry Serepisos. Thomas Ben, 35, won the coveted one-year employment contract at property development company Century City, of which Serepisos is chief executive […]


Dancer of the year takes centre stage

Twenty nine Cook Islands dancers will take to the stage tonight for the 2010 Dancer of the Year competition in all divisions juniors, intermediate and seniors. The competition will start at 6pm with the 10 junior and six intermediate dancers to showcase their slow and fast beat performances. The prize giving for the junior and […]


Golden Oldies dancers thrill crowd

The golden oldies dancer of the year competition was a real thrill for both spectators and dancers on Friday night. Dancers were grouped into two sections rauti para (ripe rauti leaf) for mama and papa dancers over 60-years and the rauti pi (green rauti leaf) for ‘younger’ dancers. While the mama dancers were graceful in […]


Household water use quiz

Can your household work out how much water it uses? Surveys overseas say an average household uses 250 – 450 litres of water per day, per person. Search online for a water usage calculator or use this as a guide to work out your usage. Bathroom 1. How many showers per day are had in […]


'Mentalist' here on world tour

Twenty-one-year old Tom DeVoe from Wales reads minds, and he can bend a spoon using not physical force but the power of his thoughts. He dropped into CI News, handed me a book and told me to open it to a random page, pick a word and say the word in my mind. I chose […]


Voyagers set the tapu

As we walked down the beach the rain began. Horns sounded and voices raised in song. The first marae. The kaumatua’s posture and korero were full of challenge. “Are you ready to enter the valley? Are you prepared?” he shouted. Each canoe filled a carved calabash with sea water as an offering for the other […]


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