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31 July 2021
30 July 2021
Cultural diversity enhanced by vibrant colours, unusual costumes, dances and heartfelt performances, splashed across the National Auditorium stage on Saturday night.
Young gardeners from 10 primary schools around Rarotonga will come together at the end of this month to sell fresh produce they have grown in their own school gardens. Alana Musselle reports.
Hundreds gathered on the island of Atiu on Friday, to witness the akamarokura'anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as Ngamaru Tupuna Ariki, in the second ceremony for the same title. By Melina Etches.
The carcass of a dead beaked whale was found on Muri Beach last week, and researchers say it most likely died from natural causes. Alana Musselle reports.
Tourism figures have received another boost as the industry regains momentum with the arrival of Kiwi holidaymakers in growing numbers. Al Williams reports.
In the past week, the island of Atiu has been in full swing, preparing for today’s akamarokura’anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as the new Ngamaru Ariki.
Using a ‘poito’ or a handline (250 lb), local fisherman Jason Tuara pulled up an impressive 60.6-kilogram moonfish also known as opah.
A customer relying on postal mail service to remain in touch with families in Rarotonga has raised concerns over delays in mail delivery.
Court briefs for the week of July 15, 2021.
Tourism recovery gained momentum last month with a further uptick in arrival numbers as Kiwi holidaymakers land in Rarotonga to escape the New Zealand winter.
Several hundred people converged on St Joseph’s Cathedral on Thursday to honour the 125th birthday of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
Students past and present will converge on St Joseph’s School in Avarua on Thursday to celebrate its 125th birthday.
Seven police officers took part in a first aid and emergency response session where they were refreshed on the importance of quick responses in emergency situations and how they can save lives.
Ngatuaine Maui from the Ministry of Cultural Development says there’s pent-up excitement for this year’s Te Maeva Nui festivities after the event was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
Court briefs for the week of July 5, 2021
Jordan Glover accused of damaging a police Perspex screen at the Avarua Police Station says the property didn’t belong to the police in the first place.
Nga Puna has been sacked from his role as director of the National Environment Service, becoming the second high profile termination of a senior government official this year.
A long-awaited master plan for Rarotonga International Airport is gradually being rolled out as tourists return to the island.
Te Are Manu set up its first mobile community pet clinic in Murienua on Tuesday in an attempt to help control the increasing dog and cat population on Rarotonga.
The island shelter on Suwarrow has recently undergone a ‘remarkable’ transformation with the help of a local construction company.
Kiwi tourists caught on CCTV doing a runner from Trader Jacks have finally returned to the establishment and paid up.
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