‘Just cherish them’

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Nine-year-old Scorpfield Wichman Anthony was killed by his grandfather. He has never before been named. At the request of his mother, we now give him a voice. This is how she wants her boy to be remembered.

Jaime and Joe took each other’s hand as their wedding ceremony began this week. They giggled with excitement at first but, as they stared into each other’s eyes, the laughter turned to happy tears.

Beam me down, spotty

Saturday September 14, 2019

A New Zealand-funded TV channel dedicated to the Pacific region is now being beamed by satellite to the Cook Islands.

Flagging up any shipping concerns

Saturday September 14, 2019

You wouldn’t know it from looking at the half dozen boats moored up at Avatiu port, but 654 vessels are flying the Cook Islands flag around the world.

As a doctor, Wolfgang Losacker knew he was needed here in the islands. The young man gave up his German practice as an internist in order to work as a volunteer at the Rarotonga Hospital.

New era for Rarotonga’s golf club

Thursday September 12, 2019

Big ideas are taking shape at the Rarotonga Golf Course where an enthusiastic new management team has embarked on an ambitious plan to give the old clubhouse a new look for a new era. Visiting journalist and keen golfer from New Zealand Gray Clapham reports.

Rarotonga’s Golf Club has always been a gem in the rough.

It’s been raining since 2013, says Ake Utanga. 

The land specialist for government’s Project Management Unit is mulling over when the last serious dry spell was, when water stopped running from Rarotonga taps. She reckons there’s been rain for a while.

80yo unbowed in face of tragedies

Saturday September 07, 2019

Maraea Mata is the last of 15 siblings still alive – so when the matriarch met all her brothers and sisters dozens and dozens of offspring at a family reunion, it was overwhelming. 

‘My disease has no cure’

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Cook Islands News publisher John Woods faces up to his own drug addiction.

I used to have a meth habit.

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