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‘Agent Tetava’ at your service

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Prime Minister Mark Brown was recognised as the new leader of the country and Minister of Police at a special parade in his honour.

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Barge crew return negative Covid tests

Crew onboard MV Taunga Nui all returned negative results after being tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

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Getting ready for a Tropical Christmas

Despite Covid-19, the annual Tropical Christmas festive events will be going ahead this year.

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An extra special day for Nukutere College prize giving

Layered in a tower of ei’s, Nukutere College Dux of the Year Zhera Moetaua had to be guided back to her seat by classmates at the school’s prize giving day. The annual awards held at the St Joseph’s Hall yesterday was no different from any other. Parents, families and friends who attended the special day […]

MPs attend intake tour

Elected officials and landowners were given a tour of the Avatiu intake on Thursday where trials are underway to test the recently completed water treatment system, but one opposition MP wasn’t impressed with what she saw.

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Navy aircraft conducts repatriation of French nationals to Tahiti

Three French nationals, who were stranded on Rarotonga due to Covid-19, boarded a repatriation flight to Tahiti yesterday morning.

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French national denied travel

An hour before a repatriation flight to Tahiti was due to depart, the High Court denied bail to a French national after he failed to pay a bond of $60,000.

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Lawyer charged with indecent assault bailed

Cook Islands lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen, who is facing indecent assault charges, has been granted permission to travel to Tongareva after agreeing to pay a bond of $5000 to the Ministry of Justice.

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Te Onu creation wows crowds

Apii Avarua’s turtle masterpiece has been proudly showcased in the school’s classroom to mark Te Mire Tiare - Rarotonga's annual flower festival.

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Barge granted permission to berth at Avatiu

The new barge MV Taunga Nui acquired by Cook Islands General Transport has been granted permission to berth at the Avatiu Port.

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Impressive floral displays for Te Mire Tiare

Drums from the Ministry of Culture alerted schools to the arrival of the judging panel for the Mire Tiare competition on Thursday.

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Barge crew swab tests needed before disembarkment

MV Taunga Nui crew members will be required to stay on board the barge while Te Marae Ora takes swab tests.

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State funeral for a great son of Mangaia

Former Prime Minister the late Jim Marurai was a man of few words, but you could always count on those words being honest and straightforward. He will always be fondly remembered by a grateful nation.

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A man of faith and service

To mark his nomination for the Tane Toa Kuki Airani December-February 2021, Papa Tangimetua Kapi will be at the Islander Hotel on Thursday to celebrate with friends and family.

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Covid-19 won't stop family reunion this holiday season

For many years leading up to Christmas, family reunions were the norm, when hundreds of families would fly into Rarotonga from overseas. For one family, this year's event may be quieter but Covid-19 won't get in the way of their plans.

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LGBTQ+ groups slam bill deferral

LGBTQ+ rights groups say the fight for equal rights will continue, despite further delays put up by elected officials.

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Mama Mousie Skews’ memory honoured

Rotary Club of Rarotonga yesterday honoured the memory of the late Mama Mousie Skews as they officially handed over to St Joseph’s early childhood education students a number of play and work stations.

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Tiare manea on full display

The Airport Authority’s stunning Mire Tiare display portrays the innovation, time, work and commitment from the staff towards the government decorated properties competition.

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An ocean of flowers - Rarotonga prepares for Mire Tiare week.

Members of the Rarotonga Bowling Club created an impressive arrangement of flowers and plants to represent “the abundance of the ocean - te manea o te moana and marine life” for Mire Tiare week.

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