Weekend

Wayne Mitchell meanders around his half acre organic farm in Titikaveka with a grin on his face, proudly showing off his produce.

The 23rd annual Gary Parlour game fishing contest is to conclude today, with the chase on for the first and best wahoo over 30kg. 

The brewery with no beer

Friday August 23, 2019

The Matutu brewery has most definitely been a labour of love for James Puati.

Education and intelligence are key to dealing with the abuse of methamphetamine and other drugs, says a senior police officer.

We will remember them

Tuesday September 03, 2019

As New Zealand prepares to honour the sacrifice of a handful of Cook Islands soldiers who died of the injuries and illnesses incurred in World War I, a group of volunteer researchers are quietly headed for Aitutaki to find more forgotten graves. Cameron Scott and Jonathan Milne report.

The jewel in the northern crown, Manihiki is determined to rebuild its once-thriving pearl farming industry in the face of global competition, falling prices and diminishing supply. 

Hunting the Dark Night

Sunday September 01, 2019

Bat connoisseurs love the pungent smell of the flying rodent, but their traditional hunting season is under challenge from environmentalists concerned the South Pacific fruit bat is now seriously endangered. 

They say Mangaia is the oldest island in the Pacific at 18 million years. But with no doctors, its schools closing and its population dropping like a rock, the stoic remaining islanders are seeking bold new solutions. Photographer Fe’ena Syme Buchanan spent time documenting their lives for a successful New Zealand exhibition.

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.

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