Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Language book is drawing interest

Friday September 14, 2018

Tereora College Dragons Den Young Enterprise Scheme winners were selling their book Rarotongan Basic Phrase Book at the school’s trade day yesterday.

A unique package of bed linen for single and queen-sized beds with matching pillow slips was launched by the Raro Comfort team, at the college trade day on Thursday.

Descendants unveil WW1 veteran’s grave

Thursday September 13, 2018

The unveiling of the grave of World War One veteran, husband and father Polinahe Alapai, took place on Tuesday.

Hand-made tivaivai to go on show in Perth

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Ina Bishop will take her tivaivai to display and sell at the Te Maeva Nui Cook Islands Cultural Festival in Perth on October 20 this year.

Kombucha is an ancient fermented, sweet, sparkling tea which originated in China, Russia and parts of Europe. It can lay claim to many health benefits, the most common being that it is a probiotic and promotes general well-being.

Jewellery-making relaxing experience

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Jewellery-making is therapeutic. Every focused step requires concentration and the finished piece becomes your own wearable sculpture.

Volunteer nurse aids desexing campaign

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Ellie Whye arrived on Rarotonga after a snap decision to come to the island and assist with the dog desexing campaign, which is now well underway.

Praise for stance on children’s rights

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The Cook Islands is advanced in its application of the rights of children including health, education, social policies, water sanitation, “all the things that are important to grow healthy children,” says the newly-appointed UNICEF representative of Pacific Island countries, Sheldon Yett.

A pocket guide to speaking Cook Islands Maori has taken out this year’s Dragons Den Young Enterprise contest.

Apii Nikao hosts university students

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Last week Apii Nikao year seven and eight students played host to a group of Auckland University students who hailed from all around the world including America, Italy, Hungary and England.

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