Melina Etches

Melina Etches

A catwalk of confidence

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Sashaying the runway in the Miss Cook Islands (MCIA) Tropicana Parade was a new experience for beauty pageant contestant Tajiya Sahay.

‘Kuki’ off to robotic Olympics

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Five students will depart on Monday headed for Dubai, with their robot named “Kuki” in their luggage.

Mahi mahi, tuna and a bundle of rope

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Darren Cleave from Maori Television fishing show ‘Matau’, pulls up rope discovered floating, while out fishing and filming with his brothers Martin and Jeff, on board Marlin Queen.

Landowners want government to provide economic analysis and forecasting on the Manatua Cable project. 

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named one of the Top 20 in Australia and the South Pacific, in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Miss Cook Islands Tropicana Parade showcasing striking garments from local designers was well-received by the audience this weekend.

Police expect to meet the coroner with a view to a public inquest into how 7-year-old Lapana Tupou fell overboard from the inter-island ship Lady Moana.

50yos ‘get down on it’ again

Saturday October 12, 2019

Their school may have burned down, but the Apii Avatea students of 1982 reunited this week to burn up the dance floor – ‘and we have all turned out to be pretty amazing’. 

Kids page: O brother, where art thou?

Saturday October 12, 2019

Some great tips for entertaining the kids in the school holidays – and lessening mum and dads’ stress!

Tropicana in the tropics

Saturday October 12, 2019

When Tara Tuarae-White was a girl, she drove her mum mad playing dress-ups. But tonight, she’s dressing the country’s most beautiful women. 

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