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Removing barriers for business

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Go Local

To escape Auckland’s crazy weather and longing to come home, Davina Hosking-Ashford moved back to the Cook Islands three years ago with her husband and two children. They now put young Cook Islanders through university and run the Cook Islands Business Hub.

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A passion for Cook Islands

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Features, Go Local

A couple with a vast love for the South Pacific and the Cook Islands in particular has developed perhaps the most versatile travel guide out there. They hope the travel guide will create in others the same love they have for the country they come to call one of their favourite places.

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Growers put pawpaw in the ground hoping it’s in the sky in nine months

Monday 19 July 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Go Local

Pawpaw growers are looking to form a cooperative but plenty of work is still needed to be done to get the fruit in New Zealand supermarkets.

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RaroGo pivots to freight success

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Go Local

Single mother and Cook Islander based in Auckland, Maire Browne, started her business in the midst of Covid promoting Cook Islands holiday deals which has now evolved into a successful freight forwarder.

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Seeking solutions in nature for the planet’s problems

Friday 2 July 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, Go Local

The evidence of ecosystems in crisis are all around us. From climate change to man-made ecological disasters, the rush is on to find solutions to Earth’s most pressing problems. Are the answers growing in our own backyard? A new fund hopes to promote innovative ideas.

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Hope, faith and love unite Muri Night Market’s vendors

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Features, Go Local

The Muri Night Market has been revived this week following a long break. Those behind the operation say there is hope, faith and love as they look to the future.

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Work with nature ‘not against it’

Saturday 22 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Go Local

When it comes to permaculture, it’s all about how much you want out of it. If you want a small change you do a little, but if you want a lot to change, you do a lot.

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Local filmmakers ‘Good as Gold’

Wednesday 19 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Features, Go Local

A film made by three local filmmakers has made the top 15 of 437 films submitted in New Zealand’s favourite film making competition ‘48Hours’.

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Mother’s Day is every day

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Go Local

Being a mum has taught Kopurei (Kopu) Anguna many life lessons. In an interview with senior journalist Melina Etches, she shares her experiences and some tips on how to be a good mother to your children.

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Junior dancers dazzle at the domes

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Go Local

Eleven junior dancers beat stage fright to put on memorable performances in the opening National Dancer of the Year event.

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GOING LOCAL: Remedies for healthy living

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Go Local

More than a year on from the start of Covid, Nane Herman Purea from Aitutaki remains smiling. That old saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’ resonates when you’re in her company and one can’t help but be drawn in to her infectious laughter. Journalist Melina Etches met her during her recent trip to Aitutaki.

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Aitutaki’s Mouarii Café – ‘This is my dream, this is me’

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Go Local

A year on from the onset of Covid-19, there remain a selection of cafés on Aitutaki that serve fresh delicious meals at affordable prices, so there are no excuses not to eat out when you visit the island.

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‘Just get on a boat and go!’

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Go Local, Outer Islands

Master boat builder Teokotai ‘Tango’ Herman has been in the business for some 40 years and has built many boats but none bigger than the new Air Rarotonga aluminium catamaran he is currently working on.

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Mobile cash app targets Pa Enua

Saturday 27 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, Features, Go Local, National, Technology

Sending cash to the far corners of the country has long been a challenge for many Cook Islanders, but a new electronic service is offering residents a cheaper and faster way. Will they adopt this new technology?

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Will nodule mining impact animals that live on the ocean floor?

Thursday 11 February 2021 | Written by Gerald McCormack | Published in Features, Go Local

A closer look at the potential impact of nodule mining on the megafauna associated with nodules in the Cook Islands EEZ from Penrhyn southward to Aitutaki and Palmerston. By Gerald McCormack, Director of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust.

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Cook Islands-based NCD research looks at early-life health for wellbeing

Tuesday 9 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Go Local

Siobhan Tu'akoi discusses her groundbreaking research into non-communicable disease risk in the Cook Islands.

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Pooch perfect! Dog groomer at your service

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Go Local

Keeping your dogs healthy by brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, trimming their nails and brushing their coats is essential but it can never be easy. For Victoria Teio, her dog grooming business ‘Kuri Cutts’ can do all this for you.

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Pursuing pizza perfection

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, Go Local

It’s been a long road for Adam’s Pizza to get their business to where it is today. Along the way, owners and married couple Adam and Sabrina Connelly have caught some lucky breaks, but the backbone of their business is a steely determination to do things right.

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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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Inclusion for all members of our society

Tuesday 5 January 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Go Local

Parents and families of children/adults with disabilities or genetic conditions have battled for some time for their loved ones to be included and accepted in society.

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