Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Vaka Eiva 2019 boasts the return of a youth competition after three years. Anneka Brown spends the afternoon with one of the local teams getting ready for the competition off Nikao beach.

How to not flip your vaka

Friday November 22, 2019

Cook Islands paddlers are hoping for ‘pumping and rough’ waters to put on a spectacle for all the spectators. 

Love sparkles across the waves

Friday November 22, 2019

There’s a reason Oe Vaka is so significant for local paddler Tupuna Amo – it’s where he met the love of his life, Emilene Taulu.

So, who is Alan then?

Friday November 22, 2019

Their name may stick in your throat – but Cook Islanders will embrace the heartfelt passion behind this visiting international vaka crew.

The world comes to Raro

Friday November 22, 2019

In its 16-year history, Vaka Eiva has linked Cook Islands Maori back to their voyaging heritage – and to share it internationally. 

Paddling and dancing in the blood

Friday November 22, 2019

When he was at school, Tamaiva Mateariki used to paddle vaka. He would marvel at the view of the island from the sea.

Prawn numbers decline – claim

Friday November 22, 2019

An anti-chemicals activist claims prawn numbers have been depleted below the Turangi water intake, and he blames it on alleged contamination by Te Mato Vai workers.

Water cuts cause ‘pain’

Friday November 22, 2019

Rarotonga residents will continue to face water cuts until remedial work to the new water pipelines is complete.

Top-dollar directors’ course sets up water treatment expert Brent Manning for board seat.

More than paddling vaka

Thursday November 21, 2019

Every year Vaka Eiva draws hundreds of people to Rarotonga to celebrate Oe Vaka and learn about Cook Islands culture.

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