Hot on the Rock

When Kura Happ leads a group of Australian and Canadian tourists out on the Rarotonga reef, her goal isn’t to makes lots of money – it’s to show local kids they can stay home and build a dream, it’s to build on her own dream, and it’s to make the world a more sustainable place by changing one perspective at a time. Story by Rachel Reeves, photos by Alisha Street.

The continued hammering and grinding in the new megastore means staff can’t hear people on the phone – but that’s not stopping the customers.

Eatery renamed Lucky Rooster

Saturday June 01, 2019

A well-known eatery in downtown Avarua has been renamed after one of their regulars. And it is not one of their customers.

Rarotonga Brewery recently celebrated a major milestone in the company’s history. By choosing not to bottle their popular Cook Islands Lager, the company has helped to stop over one million glass bottles from entering the landfill.

Poko’s dream comes true

Saturday May 18, 2019

Poko Nelio, fondly known as ‘a rocket in a pocket’ for her incredible memory for details and sprightly service in the hospitality industry, recently opened her very own food business.

Diamonds are forever, the old advertising slogan says. But now, it seems, flowers are forever, too.

Local fashion designer Arliza-Moana Karaponga, 22, has created her own line of island-inspired clothing.

Unique fashion store now online

Saturday April 27, 2019

Local entrepreneur Jasmin Beer brings trendy new fashion to the Cook Islands through her business The Mint Closet.

A New Zealand-based distributor of high quality safari/glamping tents is suggesting a cost effective accommodation opportunity for local tourism market.

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