After months of distancing, Cook Islanders will enjoy each other’s company this Queen’s Birthday weekend at church, at nightclubs, on island tours – and the long-delayed tuna fishing contest. 

Making a song and dance …

Thursday May 28, 2020

The planes may be grounded, but dancers around the world have found their own way to come together to perform a new Cook Islands classic.

Joshua Stylah is humbled by the reaction a song he produced is getting around the world.

The Miss Cook Islands Association is holding its annual general meeting tonight – and will be celebrating a world-beating year.

There’s a certain way an artist holds a paint brush. Almost like their hand is being guided by an unseen force as they create something that can only be seen through their eyes.

When New Zealand went into lockdown, Cook Islands film-maker Maria Tanner’s dreams were locked down too.

Smaller, independent New Zealand cinemas are allowed to reopen, and movie-lovers here are teaming up to find solutions so Empire Cinema can follow suit. 

Cooks teen TikToking to the top

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Global R&B superstar Jason Derulo is just one of the millions of people around the world “TikToking” to a song produced by a Cook Islands teenager.

Back to bass-ics

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Musicians are hurting because they are unable to share their creation with the public, local producers say.

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