Melina Etches

Melina Etches

In touch with our history of voyaging

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Justice Simona (left) and Brisbane Simiona with part of the bow of Vaka Takitumu at Monday night’s opening of the Cook Islands National Museum/Runanga Pakau exhibition, “Voyaging Vaka of the Cook Islands.

Voyaging history on show

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Museum exhibition recalls proud vaka revival. 

The opening on Monday night of a Cook Islands National Museum exhibition called “Voyaging Vaka of the Cook Islands” was an overwhelming experience for Vaka Marumaru Atua captain Sam Timoko.

Rising up to the music

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Talented nine-year-old Eitia Taylor hushed the audience with her strong rendition of “Rise Up” received appreciative applause from the audience at the Kinura Tapunui music festival on Sunday.

Submarine cable comes ashore

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Aitutaki landing celebrates end of long and complex project.

$0.5m required for radio signal

Monday December 16, 2019

Government is planning to upgrade telecommunications infrastructure so that Pa Enua can receive clear FM radio signals. 

Relieved teachers and students are now into the December school holidays leading up to Christmas.

Small schools, but big dreams

Friday December 13, 2019

Parents, families and flowers fill Titikaveka and Imanuela Akatemia prizegivings. 

Tropical Santa

Friday December 13, 2019

Father Christmas has arrived!

Who’s taken Santa’s seat?

Thursday December 12, 2019

Rotaract’s Christmas at the Zoo event attracted a cheerful noisy crowd of kids with their parents and guardians to the National Auditorium last night.

When Paul Kingi was fishing off uninhabited Manuae for five days, his friends recall his calm leadership. And this week, as skipper on the White Islands Tours boat, his actions have been hailed as nothing short of heroic. 

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