Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Miss Mitiaro

Tuesday January 28, 2020

From a London arena to the Mitiaro community hall, Miss World Oceania Tajiya Sahay was determined to return to where it all began. Melina Etches reports from the island of Nukuroa/Mitiaro.

Miss World gave Tajiya Sahay a platform to make a difference; Mitiaro lifted her even higher on a pa’ata! 

There is debate and new solutions about the use of Maori words.

No rain on Miss World’s parade

Friday January 24, 2020

The money donated by Cook Islanders to help Australian bush fire victims is climbing towards $30,000, ahead of this afternoon’s announcement of the total.

When should you accept strange-looking currency over the counter? One family had a lucky escape.

The Avatiu Boxing and Martial Arts Club received a much needed boost to their exercise sessions, thanks to the support from the  Korero o te Orau.

Keeping it Reo

Thursday January 23, 2020

Te Kopapa Reo Maori Commissioners received their warrants for 2020-2013 at the opening of the written language workshop this week.

Roadworks crews are slowly making their way around the island, stabilising the main road with cement in many places to ensure the new surface has a long life.

Toa is ready to return to service

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Rarotonga’s only tug boat , the Toa, undertook successful sea trials last week in the final step to returning to service.

Written Maori secures future

Tuesday January 21, 2020

When a language dies, a culture dies, they say. And that’s why Te Kopapa Reo Maori is doing everything possible to keep our one alive. 

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