Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Police feel the burn

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Police patrol boat Te Kukupa officers Murray Wilson (left) and Apike Kata, with receptionist  Susan Keu Arataura, cooked up a sausage sizzles and chicken mushroom rolls to kickstart the fundraising week for casualties of the  Australian bushfires.

Nearly 500 students’ hard work in the classroom pays off with good school results.

Tajiya Sahay is happy to be home to the sun and the beach, after two months away participating in the Miss World pageant in London.

Takave Manea has been invested with the Tamaiva Rangatira title at the Tinomana Ariki palace grounds, nominated by the Tamaiva kopu tangata.

Government to review poop tax

Saturday January 11, 2020

Food stallholders reacted with expressions of colourful profanity at the new stool culture requirement required by health officials to get a food handling licence.

Auckland to Amuri

Friday January 10, 2020

The island of Aitutaki supported its annual Koni Raoni fesitive season event with a massive fundraising effort.

Fury at health department’s ‘pointless’ demand for sample – as well as a $120 fee.

New Zealand agency took two months to deliver report identifying safety deficiencies in Taio ships – and meanwhile, a little boy was lost overboard.

Cook Islands tennis junior representatives will compete in the upcoming Regional Tier Two tournament of the Tennis Auckland Championships 2020.

Repairs to tugboat Toa get underway

Tuesday January 07, 2020

Engineers are working to fix the engine of the Toa, which overheated and broke down trying to rescue a fishing boat on the reef.

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