Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Martha Soatini had dreams of a castle for the construction of a Palmerston house.

New Kiwis ‘honoured’

Monday July 08, 2019

After 17 years of living in the Cook Islands, Halatoa Fua has taken the oath of allegiance to New Zealand alongside a handful of others to receive his citizenship this month.

Painter having a whale of a time

Saturday July 06, 2019

When visiting painter Gonzales Aladana saw a whale breaching off the Rarotonga reef, he was inspired.

Banana crops around the world are facing collapse because of a devastating disease – so the Cooks have taken a step to safeguard the country’s colourful range of fruit.

Cook Islanders braved a bitterly cold morning to pay their respects to the national’s Ariki on yesterday’s public holiday.

Locals and guests alike will be welcomed to tomorrow’s Ui Ariki Day celebrations, honour the Cook Islands’ Ariki, the Aronga Mana, and their ancestors and traditions and influence on today’s modern nation.

Team Cook Islands visit marae

Wednesday July 03, 2019

A powerful chant was recited by national sportsman Romani Katoa to show respect for traditional leaders who welcomed the Pacific Games team onto the Atupure Marae.

New coat of paint brightens centre

Wednesday July 03, 2019

A team of Bluesky employees have committed to helping to brighten up the Are Pa Metua to support the elderly in their community.

Sean Kingston’s first impression of Rarotonga is that it feels ‘amazing’.

The former manager of the local animal welfare organisation has called a public notice from them “suggestive” and “short-sighted”.

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