Watch out NZ!

Thursday October 17, 2019

The biggest Cook Islands cultural festival, Te Maeva Nui is hitting the Auckland stage for the first time ever.

From courtroom to Hula Bar stage

Friday October 11, 2019

Rapper Tom Francis’ musical career looked like it was over when he was convicted of a ‘king hit’ on an innocent man sitting in his parked car. Now, he is rebuilding his life in Cook Islands. Jonathan Milne and Astrid Austin report.

The science of beauty

Thursday October 10, 2019

Beauty pageants aren’t for everyone, says the winner of Miss Cook Islands New Zealand. But for all the stress, the personal rewards are enormous. Article by Melina Etches and photos by Gerardus Verspeek.

‘It means reflection’

Saturday October 05, 2019

Art lovers are promised a whole different experience of women’s art at an exhibition opening in Rarotonga.

Maiden inspires women in maritime

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World yacht race.

As the seven contestants prepare for next month’s Miss Cook Islands pageant, the first woman to wear the tiara has some advice for this year’s contestants: be natural. Melina Etches meets our 1960 beauty queen.

Rarotonga hosts FIA world cup

Friday September 27, 2019

Fia’s biggest hit is Fly Away – but yesterday he flew in to Raro. 

The top three ambitions on Eva Parker’s list are to graduate as a lawyer, to work in an international organisation and to travel the world.

From dust to digital

Monday September 16, 2019

Sixty-two years, and nobody ever told him.

Dr Ranginui Fariu was genuinely surprised to learn he had featured in a Tereora College school photo published in the first existing edition of Cook Islands News, in 1957 shortly after the paper first launched.

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