Subbing in: America works to win hearts and minds with expanding presence in Pacific

Subbing in: America works to win hearts and minds with expanding presence in Pacific

As disputes over incursions by fishing fleets spread south through the Pacific Ocean, so too the face of maritime patrols is changing. Jonathan Milne reports from Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i.

Local film on colonialism and warlike nature

A short film shot in Aitutaki addresses colonialism and the warlike nature of the past. 

Home with his ‘Garden of Eden’

After 45 years in New Zealand, Teremoana Tutini fondly known as Papa Neke returned to his island of birth Mitiaro in 1999 with just his bags and a tent. Now 82, he has two houses and a self-sufficient garden locally known as the Garden of Eden. He is at peace, and loves the simple quietness of life. Melina Etches finds out more during her recent visit to the island.

Paul Kauri: The lost and the reckless

The lost and reckless – sounds like a title from an old soap but in fact, this story is older, writes Paul Kauri (Pastor of ArePua – home of Gateway Church)

Patricia Barton: Something just a little fishy

They say the key to a healthy diet is to eat fresh. We are so blessed in the Cook Islands with a bounty of fresh fish, locally grown turmeric, so many varieties of chillies, fresh coconut cream, home grown tomatoes from the pots on my balcony; so a fish curry it had to be. 

Weekend

The island school with 36 pupils – and a history

Entertainment

Tough ‘tradies’ show tender love

Hot on the Rock

Dion’s delicious bites a hit with locals

Art

In the water, on the water, by the water