Guiding the way for 91 years

Saturday October 19, 2019

When Ngara Katuke was a girl, there were no mattresses for Girl Guides camps. They slept on mats on the floor and nobody whinged, she laughs. 

Australian naturopath Barbara O’Neill has been banned from pushing her unproven cancer cure in Australia – but here in the Cook Islands, her followers are awaiting her next visit with excitement. 

A catwalk of confidence

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Sashaying the runway in the Miss Cook Islands (MCIA) Tropicana Parade was a new experience for beauty pageant contestant Tajiya Sahay.

Masters of the Globe

Saturday October 12, 2019

The Cook Islands team yesterday boarded a massive Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III for the trip to perform at the even bigger Edinburgh Tattoo in Sydney. For a small country, we’re hitting the big-time! 

50yos ‘get down on it’ again

Saturday October 12, 2019

Their school may have burned down, but the Apii Avatea students of 1982 reunited this week to burn up the dance floor – ‘and we have all turned out to be pretty amazing’. 

Showing at London Pacific Fashion Week is about far more than celebrating their unique Cook Islands designs, for Tasha and her daughters. It’s about passing on traditional knowledge to a new generation.

When predator Crown of Thorns starfish were found in the pristine waters of Mitiaro last month, locals and environmentalists dove into action.

Home by the sea

Saturday October 05, 2019

Charlee McLean turned down overseas opportunities to come home to her island, her reef, her ocean – only to find her love of the sea has thrust her back on the world stage as a young voice for the marine environment. 

Siniva Marsters’ dad told her to never be shy – and that confidence has helped her to new distances. 

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