Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Ngari receives 35 year service award

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Back in 1984 when weather balloons were a familiar sight at the Meteorological station in Nikao, Arona Ngari first joined the department.

Beach house owners say they are victims of an online harassment campaign.  

Open day for budding sailors

Saturday August 10, 2019

Those who are keen to have a go at sailing regardless of lack of experience, are welcome to the Rarotonga Sailing Club (RSC) Open Day from 9am this morning.

Concentrating on the dance

Saturday August 10, 2019

Students started back at school on Tuesday.

For Apii Avarua the kids are not only excited to be back in the classrooms, they are in full swing with rehearsals for the opening of their dome on August 23.

Year 8 pupil Ephraim Simpson is happy to be back. “I’ve had enough of the holidays, I missed being at school with my friends.”

A keen dancer, he says, being in the team helps keep him fit.

Tione Nand couldn’t wait for school to start again and loves his culture. “It’s a lot of fun and when I’m dancing it puts a smile on my face; I miss learning and I’m so happy to be back.”

Rakes, mowers, weed eaters and rubbish fires will be sparking into action this weekend in preparation for the tutaka inspection beginning on Monday, a health initiative started in the 1930s.

Vaeruarangi Ariki Teaukura of Aitutaki was regarded as controversial and outspoken on the traditional leadership and customs and traditions of the Cook Islands.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has outlined its strategy for the future – so it was only appropriate that a Cook Islander of the future laid down the ministry’s challenge.

Engineer Esben Torget climbed 30 metres up Matavera’s rusty AM radio mast yesterday, in a nerve-wracking survey before beginning the project to dismantle it.

Local shop wins regional award

Thursday August 08, 2019

For the third time, local store CIPS Electronics Jay Cars, has claimed the Pacific Islands reseller awards. The win was unexpected.

Pa Enua biosecurity officers are reinforcing their internal and domestic quarantine training skills on risks associated with the movement of plant materials, fruits, machinery, general cargo and livestock.

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