Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Olomana Departure Delayed

Friday December 27, 2019

The cargo ship Olomana docked at Avatiu harbour on Sunday morning with the help of a fishing charter boat, rather than a tug boat.

TMV pipes to be reused

Friday December 20, 2019

Pipes removed in the remedial project will be recycled here and in Fiji. 

The pipes being replaced as part of the remedial work in Rarotonga’s multi-million dollar water project will be recycled, says the project management unit.

With Christmas fast approaching, Rarotonga’s stores and businesses are humming with activity.

PM dodges bullet on pageant question

Thursday December 19, 2019

Prime Minister Henry Puna has refused to be drawn into a debate on the country’s well-known pageant dispute.

The large crowd of children gathered at the Nikao tennis courts in the mornings is an encouraging indication that they’re keen to learn to play the popular sport.

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. 

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