Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Poko’s dream comes true

Saturday May 18, 2019

Poko Nelio, fondly known as ‘a rocket in a pocket’ for her incredible memory for details and sprightly service in the hospitality industry, recently opened her very own food business.

Funky Friday enrichment

Saturday May 18, 2019

Each term at Te Uki Ou school students partake in an enrichment programme called Funky Friday.

An overview and training session on numerous parts of the Family Protection and Support Act 2017, was well attended by several government department stakeholders last Wednesday at the Sinai Hall.

MEMBERS of the Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade left Rarotonga for Auckland on Thursday afternoon prepared to compete in the annual fundraiser of the Sky Tower Challenge for Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Standout Ura Nui

Friday May 17, 2019

Participants at the 2019 Te Mire ‘Ura Nui finale on Wednesday night impressed the large crowd with their display of various techniques, creative dance routines and bright stand-out costume designs.

The Regional Pacific Resort Hotel Group continues to support national culture events, recently handing over a donation of $4800 to the Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD).

Large turnout for Te Mire Penu

Wednesday May 15, 2019

The Ministry of Cultural Development’s spectacular Te Mire Penu dance show on Monday night drew a large crowd of 500 diners to the international event, held under the domes for the first time, at the national auditorium.

Overseas dancers ready to go

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Cook Islands overseas performers from New Zealand and Australia arrived on the island last week to participate in the Te Mire Penu held last night, and the International Dancer of the Year (Te Mire ‘Ura Nui) competition that begins tomorrow evening at the National Auditorium.

Diamonds are forever, the old advertising slogan says. But now, it seems, flowers are forever, too.

The children of the Cook Islands are promising the world for their mums, tomorrow on Mother’s Day – now it’s time to deliver.

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