Outer Islands

Fashion extravaganza planned for Aitutaki

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aspiring and established fashion designers from Aitutaki and Rarotonga are being encouraged to share their creations in the first Aitutaki Fashion Extravaganza.

National


Akaiti Puna wins Manihiki by-election, CIP majority intact

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Outer Islands

Akaiti Puna, the wife of former prime minister Henry Puna, claimed back her husband’s Manihiki seat in yesterday’s by-election.

National


PM unveils food security initiative on Mitiaro

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Outer Islands

During his official visit to Nukuroa last week, Prime Minister Mark Brown opened the Mitiaro Agriculture Hydroponics station, a facility with a 400-plant capacity.

National


Candidate says airport on voters’ minds in advance of Manihiki by-election

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The Independent candidate in tomorrow’s by-election in Manihiki believes the sealing of the Northern Group island’s airport is foremost in the minds of voters, and not policies or manifestos.

National


Youth course teaches life skills, builds confidence

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Youth on Mangaia took up all 40 places in a course designed to provide them with skills to help them excel in a work environment and in a modern society, by building on their confidence, self-esteem and motivation.

National


Kids ‘Learn to Swim’ in Aitutaki

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Close to 80 children on the island of Aitutaki are learning important swimming and water care protection abilities this week.

National


A coconut with three eyes to treasure

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Outer Islands

A three-eyed coconut found on Sunday on the island of Penrhyn is causing interest as they are rare, and said to bring good luck.

National


New machines to lift food production

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Outer Islands

New machinery for Mauke and Atiu will help the islands increase food production and the expansion of growing areas.

Outer Islands


$7.7k of Penrhyn’s power money wasn’t banked, says Audit Office

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Outer Islands

A third of all the receipts from electricity sales on Penrhyn were not banked at all and the rest were banked late.

Outer Islands

‘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.

Features


Safety drills for Tongareva students

Friday 16 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

This week, students at Omoka School in the northern group islands of Tongareva (Penrhyn) tried out the fitting of their life jackets in preparation for an evacuation drill to be held next week.

National


Electricity discount to continue for Aitutaki customers

Friday 16 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Outer Islands

Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced details of the continuing support being offered to Aitutaki businesses and households by electricity provider Te Mana Uira O Araura.

National


Ngamaru Henry Ariki’s final journey home

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The island of Atiu awaits the return of their late chief, Ngamaru Henry Ariki, who passed away recently.

National


Many help Aitutaki’s Volunteer Fire Brigade

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The Aitutaki Volunteer Fire Brigade members are pleased with and proud of the administration and storage block extensions to their fire station.

National


Service with a smile in Aitutaki

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Roadside stalls help Aitutaki vendors sell their specialty items.

National


‘The people's chief'

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The island of Aitutaki came out in force yesterday, to witness and participate in the investiture of Teao Tangaroa with the title of Tamatoa Ariki.

National


Atiu chief passes away

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Ngamaru Ariki of Atiu, Henry Marama passed away on Rarotonga on Tuesday.

National

Aitutaki to invest new Tamatoa Ariki

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Ceremonial procedures for the investiture of Teao Tangaroa as Tamatoa Ariki of Aitutaki starts early tomorrow morning.

National

Made in Tongareva handicrafts now available online

Wednesday 7 April 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Colourful intricately woven rito hats and other handicraft made in Tongareva (Penrhyn) are now available for sale on social media platform, Facebook.

National


Dengue suspected in Aitutaki

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, Outer Islands

Cases of the virus are now suspected in two outer islands while an outbreak continues to grow on Rarotonga.

Health


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