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Pride and unity from big build

Saturday April 13, 2019

Neatly dressed people set plates of food while men constructed the toilet block, others did a final rake, and still others hastily prepared ei maire, rocks and nu for the opening of Anaraura’s new Are kikau (traditional hut).

Science key to grasping change

Saturday December 08, 2018

This feature by Melina Tuiravakai, Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister and Kate Jean Smith, UNDP, describes how automatic weather stations are helping to fill the gaps in our understanding of climate change.

There are two things you can guarantee when you take a spin out with Raro Buggy Tours – one is that you’ll get dirty, the other is you’ll have fun.

The exciting tastes of Atiu are spreading beyond the island, thanks to an innovative and flourishing food venture launched by a local husband and wife team.

Going on a Turtling Safari...

Saturday October 06, 2018

As a small lad I remember being reduced to tears by documentary footage of baby turtles - just hatched from eggs – struggling to make it to the nearby ocean across a very wide expanse of sand.

Rod Rixon concludes his fascinating look at the history of cinema in the Cook Islands.

The movies come to Rarotonga

Saturday September 22, 2018

While the exact date has become lost in the mists of time, the arrival of moving pictures on Rarotonga in the early years of last century made a huge impact on life on the island. USP director Rod Dixon wrote this fascinating feature, which outlines the history of "the movies" on Rarotonga.

The mystery of Elizabeta Pitiman

Saturday August 25, 2018

The 2018 Oceania exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts opens in London on September 29, bringing together 250 Pacific works of arts to celebrate the 250th anniversary year of Captain Cook’s first exploration of the Pacific. Included among the exhibits is a tapa cloth from Rarotonga with an interesting story. Local researchers Rod Dixon and Mike Tavioni, wrote this feature, which provides background information on the cloth for its current owner, the University of Cambridge.     

Poe tiare oki koe noku

Saturday August 18, 2018

The words of the above popular local song, which was also one of her favourites, are a fitting tribute to Essie Apolonia Mokotupu, a woman who was loved by many and who gave much love in return.

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