This is the story of Tereapii Muriaiti, the “eco warrior Mangaia. The story is part of a series called “50 Tamariki of Kuki Airani.” Telling the stories of ordinary Cook Islanders who have achieved extraordinary things. It was written by Florence Syme Buchanan.
This profile by Florence Syme Buchanan is another in a series called “50 Tamariki Kuki Airani.” The series, which is also on Facebook, profiles interesting Cook Islanders born after 1965. The page was created in celebration of the Cook Islands’ 50 years of self-governance and as a platform for the stories of ordinary Cook Islanders who have achieved extraordinary things.
When Father John Rovers told the congregation at St Mary’s Catholic Church last Sunday morning that he would conduct one more Mass the following Sunday and would then be going ‘to paradise’, it raised more than a few chuckles.
Development Economist Vaine Wichman has worked extensively throughout the country as a development economist. She began writing this column in response to women and men who asked her to explain the working of the economy. Views in this column are Vaine’s.
This year will commemorate the 100th Year of the Cook Islands men enlisting in the New Zealand Army, and the Cook Islands Soldiers of World War One committee, (CISWWO) is planning to make the 2015 commemoration a big success.
I had something of a spiritual experience last week – although I’m not really that sort of guy – and ticked or half ticked something off my bucket list at the same time.