Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Increasing numbers of workers are quarantining themselves on their return from overseas travel, at the request of their employers.

Pa Enua set up as safe havens

Tuesday March 17, 2020

The old, sick and vulnerable will be able to stay safe on the outer islands, as government sets in place tight travel controls from Friday.

Driving offences increase

Monday March 16, 2020

Police prevented 19 people from driving over the weekend as a result of alcohol consumption.

Divine intervention

Monday March 16, 2020

Social distancing was demonstrated at the National Prayer service for the coronavirus Covid-19, with seats placed a metre apart.

Pictured is Mii Raela (third from left) with crew and weigh master Ian Hauser (right) with the winning 76.6 kg blue marlin.

They were dismissed by some as just posing half-naked. But these 30 women who came together this week, irrespective of their age or size or shape, discovered a far richer truth: the importance of being confident in their own skin. 

Learning from the Pa Enua

Saturday March 14, 2020

On the Pa Enua, people don’t complain, they always have food, says a Mitiaro doctoral student. They don’t abuse the ocean, they get what they need and give the rest to other families. 

Children are using innovative tactics to remember to wash their hands well, and limit the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

A pathologist arrived yesterday to perform an autopsy on the body of an 18-year-old who died in unexplained circumstances late month.

Church youth camp delayed

Thursday March 12, 2020

Cook Islands Christian Church youth convention has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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