An unconventional, fun approach to teaching Maori has taken off at Gallery Tavioni, taking place every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks in an attempt to preserve the important role of language in culture.
President of the Cook Islands Girl Brigade Company, a senior Justice of the Peace and team leader of the recently completed Te Mato Vai water intake project, Taoro tells Melina Etches how she keep her cool to carry out her duties and responsibilities.
Surviving squalls of concentrated rain and big gusts of wind, rookie crew members of Vaka Marumaru Atua are looking forward to their next voyage to learn more about the ocean around them. By Caleb Fotheringham.
Lots of gardeners have “green fingers”, the ability to grow things well, better than most people. But Luduina Williams is a “plant whisperer”, a gardener who is repeatedly able to achieve all kinds of magical things in her garden. By Melina Etches
It’s a big family to feed and keep happy aboard the New Zealand Royal Navy protector-fleet offshore patrol ship HMZS Wellington which visited Rarotonga this week. Al Williams caught up with some of the crew and had a look around the vessel.
Riding on the success of last year’s Cook Islands Games, Aitutaki-based Dani Adendorff recognises the potential to maintain that momentum and extend the reach of the growing weightlifting fitness revolution to the Pa Enua. By Melina Etches.
Mechanical engineer Vanita Glassie is energetic and unassuming with a polite and gracious demeanour. She is one of the few Cook Islands women who have established a career in the male dominated expert field of engineering.
The opening of the travel bubble has been good news for the kākerōri birds because it means that one of their most dedicated enthusiasts was able to return to Rarotonga to get stuck into a much overdue, annual bird survey.
Taking cargo over the reef in the outer islands involved extraordinary seamanship. Boats and canoes crossed the edge of the reef on the crest of a chosen wave. But when the sea was rolling from the wrong direction, a crossing could be fraught with danger. By Rod Dixon on Mangaia.
Cook Islands 2020 Sportswoman of the Year Jane Nicholas was back on Rarotonga this week for a brief break in a busy schedule before the upcoming Olympic Games. Al Williams caught up with Nicholas and her family.
A precautionary approach of two concurrent nodule mines has the potential to provide a major new revenue stream for the Cook Islands of around US$90 million (NZ$124m) per year, writes Gerald McCormack, Natural Heritage Trust.