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Weekend

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! 

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.

Gerald McCormack from the Natural Heritage Trust explains timely new research that shows how far ahead of his time Tahitian navigator Tupaia was – and why Captain Cook was right to trust him to steer the Endeavour.

Superwoman Rebeka

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Rebeka Buchanan has come a long way in her professional career spanning about four decades. Tomorrow, Buchanan will be recognised for her effort when she will be awarded the prestigious “Woman of the Month” for October.

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum

Saturday October 26, 2019

There are few things better than a rollicking sea yarn. And as Anneka Brown discovers, the story of Captain Andy Thompson rolls with the best of them.

From fur and away

Saturday October 26, 2019

As Te Are Manu veterinary clinic marks two years in Cook Islands, Losirene Lacanivalu discovers what makes it unique.

Knowledge from her beloved grandfather has allowed June Baudinet to craft traditional Cook Islands healing oil. 

Standing together to fight the demons

Tuesday November 12, 2019

With their wacky activities to raise awareness, a group of young men is getting Cook Islanders talking about mental health. Now, the Ministry of Health is inviting everyone to contribute to a plan to tackle the taboo subject.

Jasmin Forbes-James started teaching in labs and tutorials to help pay her way through her undergraduate degree in robotics – then to her surprise, she discovered she enjoyed teaching engineering.

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