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Weekend

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.

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.

Cook Islands Investment Corporation will next week announce its plan to safely dismantle the rusty 107m structure.

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