Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Despite the rain the week-long Atui’anga Ki Te Tango (immersing in our Maori traditions/values) children’s cultural holiday programme ended with both the Takitumu and Te Au O Tonga branches preparing their last combined meal in good spirits yesterday.

Everlasting Ta’a Creations

Saturday January 26, 2019

The popular Taa Pera Creations everlasting decorative hair accessories are elegant, beautiful, affordable, everlasting and easy to wear -  just clip into your hair.

Mentors ready to help businesses

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Sooner rather than later those who are starting into business, or have established businesses and need sound impartial advice and support, are strongly advised to sign up for the upcoming mentoring programme, scheduled to begin in March.

Fifty kids from the Te Au O Tonga branch of the Atui’anga Ki Te Tango based at the Makea Nui grounds in Avarua experienced traditional methods of catching chickens, then cleaning and cooking them on an open fire yesterday.

All around the country school children are making the most of the last couple of weeks of the school holidays.

Players don’t mind the heat

Friday January 11, 2019

Despite the heat, about 30 keen and energetic junior tennis players including several enthusiastic three-year-olds, hit the Nikao courts yesterday to take part in the holiday programme.

Catechists enjoy their new course

Friday January 11, 2019

Catechist renewal training run by the Catholic church has drawn a large number of people from Rarotonga and the outer islands.

The Cook Islands population on December 1, 2016 totalled 17,434 – two per cent less than the 2011 Census that counted 17,794 people, and 25 people less than the 17459 total announced in preliminary results released on June 24, 2017.

Funeral for Lady Tereapii

Thursday January 10, 2019

Lady Tereapii Pupuke Robati (nee Pittman) will be laid to rest at Nukupure tomorrow following a funeral service at 10am at the Ngatangiia CICC church in Avana.

Avarua wharf a popular Spot

Saturday January 05, 2019

In attempt to escape the oppressive humidity yesterday afternoon, most kids living in town chose Avarua wharf as the best and handiest spot to cool off.

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