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Giving back to the people of Mitiaro

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Rangi Kimiora enjoyed a comfortable life while growing up in Melbourne. But after spending a decade there, he decided to return home to Mitiaro to help improve the lives of his people on the island.

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Rare milkfish harvest carried out in Mitiaro

On Friday, the Arongamana of Mitiaro agreed to lift the Ra’ui on the lake of Mitiaro to harvest the freshwater milkfish.

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Covid-19 stalling Penrhyn cyclone shelter project: Contractor

As shipping delays stall a controversial construction project in the outer island of Penrhyn, one local shipping firm is questioning why his company wasn’t approached for their services. Emmanuel Samoglou reports.

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Trip of a lifetime to outer islands

Nine months ago, French national Pauline Belliard moved to Rarotonga to live and work. Today she returns to New Zealand, but before saying goodbye to the Cook Islands, Belliard was one of the first group of passengers who got to travel to and discover more about four of the Southern Pa Enua.

Protecting themselves from ‘maki corona’

Although the people of Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke and Mangaia miss welcoming international visitors to their beautiful islands, as long as Covid-19 continues to have devastating effects around the world, they are happy to keep it that way. Katrina Tanirau reports from the Pa Enua.

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Island welcomes Raro guests, despite Covid-19 concerns

Residents from the outer island of Mauke have raised concerns about the lifting of quarantine requirements for overseas arrivals.

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Water tanks for Mauke

Eight concrete tanks will be constructed on Mauke to improve the island’s water storage capacity.

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Flight service to Mitiaro resumes

Air Rarotonga flights to Mitiaro resumed this week with all 30 stranded passengers now returned to the island as of Thursday morning.

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‘Smoking hot’ support appreciated

A team from the Aitutaki Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade hosted a golf fundraiser to raise funds for the completion of it's new fire station.

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Further delays to Mitiaro expected

More rain on Mitiaro this week has further softened its coral airstrip causing additional delays in air travel to the island.

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‘Soft’ airstrip leaves 30 grounded

Mitiaro airstrip needs to completely dry before Air Rarotonga can land on the island again, leaving several residents stranded on Rarotonga.

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Islands to appoint new executives

After extending their terms twice, Island Governments are set to appoint their new executive officers.

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Smart farming tech for Palmerston and Nassau

Climate change is having an impact on growing fresh vegetables and fruits on Nassau and Palmerston islands.

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Pa Enua project under scrutiny

Cook Islands Audit Office is yet to make a decision on whether an investigation into a major government contract is warranted.

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On a mission on board the Grinna

The MV Grinna departed for the islands of Palmerston, Nassau and Suwarrow yesterday on a Pa Enua Action for Resilient Livelihoods (PEARL) Project mission from October 10 until October 23.

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I do, I do and I do

A rare triple wedding celebration “of love and commitment” took place on the island of Pukapuka last week.

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From Manihiki with love

It’s not every day a song gets written about you, in fact only a handful of people ever have that happen to them.

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Encouraging locally grown fresh produce on Tongareva

Two new hydroponics and school gardens have been implemented on Tongareva, courtesy of the Adaptation Funded Pa Enua for Resilient Livelihoods (PEARL) Project. They were handed over to the Tongareva Island Government and community by Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau and Agriculture secretary Marama Anguna-Kamana. They are opportunities to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables amongst the community on Tongareva and reduce imported foods. Hydroponics encompasses growing plants using water without soil, which for coral islands is a great option and supports locally grown fresh produce in the Pa Enua.

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Committed to cleaning up in Aitutaki

Across the country, the government wage subsidy has given hope to the unemployed and has been a lifesaver for workers like those in Aitutaki.

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