Sand art, pole dancing, singing, a guitar performance, line dancing and the evergreen spirited Cook Islands culture, added flair and diversity to the Miss Cook Islands talent category. 

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.

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’. 

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. 

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.

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.

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