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‘When Chantal is quiet, she’s learning’

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment, Features, Go Local

The permanent smile on her face shows that Chantal Napa is a go-getter. In partnership with American Haydn Adams, she turned a bad situation initiated by Covid-19, into a golden opportunity.

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Cook Islands loses a music icon

Saturday 14 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment, Features

Music icon Dinky Ngatipa passed away this week at the age of 66. He was a stalwart of the legendary Vaimutu String Band. Renowned producer Papa Noo Pare and the Heimana Music Family pen a moving tribute.

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Backtrack: Remembering ‘Band Vagabonds’

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Entertainment

Few if any of today’s generation would have heard of the dance band ‘The Vagabonds’ of the 1960s and early 1970s. Alan Tuara of Mangaia takes a look back at the golden days of 'The Vagabonds'.

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Take one: Bid to set up local film group

Tuesday 20 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

More planning and dialogue needed before film commission or collective industry group can be established in the Cook Islands.

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Blast from the past: The circus came to Rarotonga

Saturday 17 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Life in Rarotonga in the LMS (London Missionary Society) era wasn’t all work and prayer. Thirty years after its conversion to Christianity, Rarotonga was playing host to some of the biggest names in international showbusiness.

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Quarantine Quiz: October awareness month

Saturday 17 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

October marks what awareness month? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Cook Islands take on lost at sea story

Friday 16 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

A beautiful island paradise, big business, complex characters, love and betrayal set the scene for the romantic adventure film Stranded Pearl.

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Quarantine Quiz: Girl Guides of the Cook Islands

Friday 16 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know what anniversary did the Girl Guides of the Cook Islands celebrate yesterday? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: 2020 New Zealand general election

Thursday 15 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how many people in the Cook Islands have voted in the 2020 New Zealand general election? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Northern and Southern Domestic Travel Packages

Wednesday 14 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know how long did it take for both the Northern and Southern Domestic Travel Packages to sell out after they were launched? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Taramea, the Titanic and owls

Wednesday 14 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Since mid-July, do you know how many taramea (crown of thorns starfish) have been removed by a dedicated group of divers led by Dr Teina Rongo from Rarotonga’s reefs? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Supervised quarantine, Punanga Nui Market and The Beatles

Monday 12 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know when will supervised quarantine requirement for incoming passengers to Rarotonga lifted? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Mark Brown, Clueless and the NRL

Saturday 10 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know which portfolios has Prime Minister Mark Brown confirmed he will retain after reallocation? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Travel bubble, swimming and the All Blacks

Wednesday 7 October 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

How many All Blacks “rookies” have been selected for the opening Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Akatokamanava 'where my heart rests'

Saturday 3 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Entertainment

Engaging youth to communicate confidently and tell their stories through media is a key to moving forward.

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Quarantine Quiz: Bills, Government and the wage subsidy

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know which island is weightlifter Martin Stetka representing at this year’s Cook Islands Games? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Olaf Rasmussen, the Royal couple and PACl

Tuesday 29 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you what sport is Olaf Rasmussen competing in for Team Tongareva? be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Home Alone 2 and the US President

Monday 28 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: do you know which US President gives Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin McAllister directions? be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Cook Islands Games 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know which traditional games will be played at the Cook Islands Games? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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Quarantine Quiz: Aitutaki, Manatua Cable and Football

Friday 25 September 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Entertainment

Do you know which Aitutaki village is the inspiration behind a New Zealand seedling business? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

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