When legendary Cook Islands musician John Lindsay performed at The Islander Hotel’s Hula Bar late in February, he attracted a good-sized audience of mostly older people, many of whom would have remembered the guitarist/vocalist from the days when he played at Trader Jacks.
This feature was written by Tuaine Bailey (nee Strickland). It describes her journey as a highly skilled and talented weaver, a journey which began on Pukapuka where her father, the well-known educator Mana Strickland was head teacher.
AS A momentous gift to the future, the landowners of a huge near-pristine stretch of forest have established a nature reserve to protect Atiu’s most remarkable leeward coastal forest.
SANTA CLAUS came in late to the interview with a face like thunder and plonked his ample frame down in a way that felt like a mini earthquake.
MORE than 230mm of rain poured down on Rarotonga between Friday afternoon and Saturday evening – that’s 100mm more than the average November monthly level.
BY JUMPING the legal gun and signing a purse-seine fishing deal with the European Union before the issue was decided by the High Court, the government could have opened Cook Islands up to being sued by the financial powerhouse.
Xinling Gao (Coco), is a journalist with the Shanghai Morning Post in Shanghai, China. Recently she and her friend Daisy embarked on an adventure to follow their dreams, spending a year and a half travelling to Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Australia. In the days following their visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Coco wrote a story about their trip, which she kindly gave to CI News.