Melina Etches

Melina Etches

A tyre, attire and tiring

Saturday January 18, 2020

Twenty-seven exhausted scouts have returned from jamboree with new skills and new stories. 

Students learn to survey outer island’s environmental changes with smart devices and drones.

$27,000 raised for Australia

Saturday January 18, 2020

Cook Islanders have contributed a “staggering” amount to the fight against the Australian bushfires.

Airport Authority fire officer Christiano George is thrilled the boat masters certificate course is now conducted by a tutor fluent in Maori and English.

A new white cross can be seen from Matavera and Ngatangiia, piquing public interest.

The support of Cook Islanders – from Rarotonga to some of the communities most devastated by this summer’s bushfires – has brought tears to Australian eyes.

Don’t be blue, telco in the red

Thursday January 16, 2020

It was Telecom. Then it was Bluesky. Now it’s Vodafone. Confused? Don’t be – the company that once was blue is now working very hard to sell it’s new red brand.

The late Mama Tu was the first local trained nurse to serve as sister in charge at Rarotonga Hospital.

Stool sample ‘not quite necessary’

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Chefs association wants food vendors to be educated and possibly certified in a graded system.

Thorp & Thorp do it again

Tuesday January 14, 2020

The Thorp brothers have got the fishing year off to a weighty start by landing a massive 400kg marlin.

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