Melina Etches

Melina Etches

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. 

Pride of north and south

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Manihiki’s Apii Ruamanu has held an entertaining prizegiving attended by the small close-knit community of Tauhunu.

Paul Hagai’s fashion design has a strident story, and he’s not too worried whose delicate sensibilities he offends with that story. Melina Etches meets him.

Free kids’ movie for Christmas!

Tuesday December 10, 2019

The Tropical Christmas business community has banded together to bring extra joy, sparkle and island spirit back into the festive period.

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