Weekend

Age is nothing but a number

Saturday September 19, 2020

Through hard work and a dogged determination Dr Neti Tamarua Herman has proved that women can achieve anything.

Mama Mare Paruru turned 100 last week and Melina Etches sat down with her and one of her daughters to find out some of the secrets of a life well lived.

The unexpected weatherman

Saturday September 12, 2020

With piles of weather reports and data sprawled all over his office, Arona Ngari is a weather man through and through, even though it wasn’t his first career choice. Losirene Lacanivalu sat down with him.

Nailing it in uncertain times

Saturday September 12, 2020

A building boom in Rarotonga coincided with the rise of tourism leading up to the beginning of 2020. Since then, Covid-19 may have shut down the tourism industry, but the construction sector is showing some resilience. At least for now. Emmanuel Samoglou investigates.

The hike up Arore mountain in Muri can be quite a walk and is not for the fainthearted. Cook Islands News journalist Losirene Lacanivalu rose to the challenge, and the reward was breath taking.

The perks of being an army officer

Saturday September 05, 2020

Proud Cook Islander Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison, a soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force, wants to encourage people back home to dream big and pursue any career their heart desires. 

‘Dad-ication’ is key

Thursday September 03, 2020

Nia Heather is jack of all trades but nothing beats being a dad. 

It’s not textbook management. But Liana Scott doesn’t care. The tourism boss’s forthright style gets results – and if others won’t step up, she will. 

The ariki Numangatini of Mangaia

Friday August 28, 2020

Today, Tangitamaiti Tereapii will be invested as the 9th ariki Numangatini of Mangaia. Allan Tuara and Rod Dixon, of Mangaia, tell how the powers of the Mangaian Aronga Mana have become enshrined in our Constitution.

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