Melina Etches

Melina Etches

$750k salvage job on remote Nassau

Tuesday November 19, 2019

A 353-tonne landing craft has begun stabilising the ‘eyesore’ Moana Nui on Nassau reef, before she can be removed and sunk. 

The first Te Ata o Avaiki creative design show is intended to empower and inspire emerging Cook Islands designers – and few can do that better than TAV’s Ellena Tavioni.

Miss World, here she comes!

Monday November 18, 2019

After weeks of solid and meticulous preparations for the Miss World 2019 event in London, Miss Cook Islands 2019 Tajiya Sahay, left the country on Friday.

Mangaia supporters dig deep for umu

Saturday November 16, 2019

The popular goat meat ta renga meals ran out in the morning – but still, people queued politely for orders of barbeque and umu plates at the Mangaia Rarotonga community fundraiser yesterday.

Purple worn in memory

Friday November 15, 2019

The headstone of long-serving Cook Islands Girls’ Brigade commissioner Moekopu Vogel was unveiled at the weekend.

Parliament has further opened itself up to the public with the presentation of 10 volumes of law books to the Cook Islands Library and Museum.

The investigation into the diesel oil spillage at Avatiu harbour caused by a rupture in the Pacific Energy fuel pipeline, is still in progress, says Port Authority general manager Nooroa Tou.

Cooks at risk from disasters

Monday November 11, 2019

Cook Islands ranks among the world’s worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters, the European Commission says. It names Cook Islands as one of the badly-affected Pacific nations.

‘I have made my family proud’

Saturday November 09, 2019

Just like in the movies, Tereora College’s threw their own hand-made mortarboard caps up in the air to celebrate their prize-giving and graduation yesterday. 

Cashing in on Aitutaki

Saturday November 09, 2019

Access to cash on the island of Aitutaki has been made easier with the installation of a second ATM at the airport.

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