Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Book characters brought to life

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Apii Nikao students dressed up as their favourite characters in their creative home-made costumes yesterday as part of the Literacy Week school programme.

Tribe raises concerns over water bill

Wednesday September 09, 2020

Ngati Kainuku presented their submissions to the To Tatou Vai Authority Bill select committee at Parliament yesterday afternoon.

Medicine man shares his knowledge

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Long before people made appointments and waited in a doctor’s room to be diagnosed and given a prescription, humans used wild plants with healing properties to treat infections and ailments. 

E Toa, kua takake

Tuesday September 08, 2020

An Atiu warrior has fallen, says former president of the island community, Tupuna Rakanui.

School receives 47 life jackets

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Students of Omoka School on Penrhyn were excited to receive 47 life jackets last Monday. 

Aitutaki sailors set sail to train

Monday September 07, 2020

The Aitutaki sailing team are one of the only two codes that will be competing in their home waters for the Cook Islands Games in October.

Former health minister passes away

Saturday September 05, 2020

The former Minister for Health Nandi Glassie passed away yesterday (Friday September 4) on Rarotonga, after a brave battle with cancer.

Before he was a renowned general practitioner and well-respected leader of the nation, the late and great Dr Joseph Williams was simply known to his anau and friends as Joe.

Fair wages for fair work

Saturday September 05, 2020

Go Local: Musician turns to construction to make a living after Covid-19 affects local entertainment industry. 

Creating a show to celebrate culture

Friday September 04, 2020

The sounds of a 100 drums and the sight of 300 dancers in one show is a “passion project” talented artist and dancer Jackie Tuara is working tirelessly on.

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