Cook Islands archivists are stranded in Wellington, preparing to digitise records of disasters like Cyclone Martin – while living through a disaster of a different sort.
Police paid tribute to Commissioner Maara Tetava Ariki yesterday, carrying him on a pa’ata to honour his investiture as Ariki.
Tomorrow on Good Friday one tradition will continue amid all the change: local Catholics will walk around Rarotonga with the Cross – just with some adaptations.
In association with the Ui Ariki, Cook Islands News asked our community what Reo Maori names they would suggest to replace Kuki Airani. Here is a small sample of the ideas.