Melina Etches

Melina Etches

At the Muri Night Market, the Pokino family’s garlic prawns are famous – and now we know why.

Pop star lives up to his rap

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Jamaican-American teen pop icon Sean Kingston sings his hit, ‘We like to sleep all day and party all night! This is how we like to live our life!’

There’s not much time to rest, for Cook Islands dancers performing four shows a day to thousands of fans in Hawaii.

The tuna are biting!

Monday July 01, 2019

Yellowfin tuna are definitely out there and biting with a striking 73kg beauty landed just last week.

Apii Arorangi students are enthusiastic and excited to participate in the Cook Islands News educational KidsPage.

Mission possible

Saturday June 29, 2019

When Aue Inangaro Tamariki Vakatini graduated with a National Certificate in Business Management, his children weren’t there to see him accept his qualification.

There were sleepless nights to complete more than 30 tivaivai tui auri in four days – but it was well worth the time and dedication.

The New Zealand city of Christchurch had been ripped apart by a massive earthquake. Many people were fleeing the city. But in 2012, Munokoa Poto Williams moved to Christchurch.

Counsellors say they are ready to help young people, regardless of their age, sexuality or psychological issues.

Matake Paruru sits quietly and gracefully in her chair and politely shrugs off questions with a soft smile. It’s hard for her to hear, but her pleasure in interacting with other people is hard to mistake.

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