Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Banana crops around the world are facing collapse because of a devastating disease – so the Cooks have taken a step to safeguard the country’s colourful range of fruit.

Cook Islanders braved a bitterly cold morning to pay their respects to the national’s Ariki on yesterday’s public holiday.

Locals and guests alike will be welcomed to tomorrow’s Ui Ariki Day celebrations, honour the Cook Islands’ Ariki, the Aronga Mana, and their ancestors and traditions and influence on today’s modern nation.

Team Cook Islands visit marae

Wednesday July 03, 2019

A powerful chant was recited by national sportsman Romani Katoa to show respect for traditional leaders who welcomed the Pacific Games team onto the Atupure Marae.

New coat of paint brightens centre

Wednesday July 03, 2019

A team of Bluesky employees have committed to helping to brighten up the Are Pa Metua to support the elderly in their community.

Sean Kingston’s first impression of Rarotonga is that it feels ‘amazing’.

The former manager of the local animal welfare organisation has called a public notice from them “suggestive” and “short-sighted”.

At the Muri Night Market, the Pokino family’s garlic prawns are famous – and now we know why.

Pop star lives up to his rap

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Jamaican-American teen pop icon Sean Kingston sings his hit, ‘We like to sleep all day and party all night! This is how we like to live our life!’

There’s not much time to rest, for Cook Islands dancers performing four shows a day to thousands of fans in Hawaii.

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