Melina Etches

Melina Etches

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.

Keeping the old ways alive

Monday January 06, 2020

The people of Mauke proudly keep their traditions alive, celebrating the festive season with its annual “rangokere” and “teretere” events hosted by the island’s villages.

Delays unavoidable: Ports manager

Monday January 06, 2020

There’s nothing the Ports Authority could have done prevent the shipping delays that have affected Rarotonga over the last few weeks.

Two babies greet world on January 1

Saturday January 04, 2020

Two healthy babies entered the world at the Rarotonga hospital maternity ward on New Year’s Day.

From ‘nothing’ to ‘something’

Saturday January 04, 2020

Nigel Hoeflich a former student of Tereora college (he quit after three years), was happy last month to take up an invitation by teachers to share his story, “of coming from nothing to something.”

He spoke of his personal struggles of growing up, of being a rebellious kid, and the passing of his father, at a seminar for Year 9 students focused on ‘resilience’.

Welcoming 2020 in style

Friday January 03, 2020

Fireworks, countdowns, and celebrations took place Tuesday night around Rarotonga, as people bid farewell to 2019, and welcomed 2020 in style.

Cook IslanderTeremoana Tauira says he is humbled to have been awarded the New Zealand Queens Service Medal (QSM), in the New Year’s Honours list, announced on Monday (CI time)

Countdown to big night out on Raro

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Fireworks, dance parties, great food – and something for the children too.

It’s all go on the island tonight, as Rarotonga counts down from 2019 into the New Year.

The Cook Islands Parliament has donated the ten volumes of “Consolidated laws of the Cook Islands” from 1965 to 1994 to the Cook Islands National Library – Te Runanga Puka.

Acting Library manager Odile Urirau said the donation would help to support the core function of the national library.

Meeting their long lost brother Ngatokoa Mairaro for the first time was an emotional for the rest of Mama Tara Vavia Tereroa’s children at the family’s first reunion on Aitutaki.

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