Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Te Makete is a new social media platform that showcases clients of the Business Trade and Investment Board and helps indigenous Cook Islanders promote their products and services. It gives consumers worldwide the opportunity to link up with local suppliers, like Mom’s Kitchen and Akari Pi Coconut Oil.

A horse, of course

Saturday July 25, 2020

Kanela, Bella and Beauty are the last surviving horses on the island.

Trust is a big deal for young

Saturday July 25, 2020

Red Cross trains teens to realise their potential.

Last year they were both runner-up, this year a brother and sister went one better at the dancer of the year contest. Photo essay by Melina Etches and Danilo Reyes.

Rarotonga women are toiling to create a sea of white on White Sunday.

Eighteen year old Martha Taramai Strickland began dancing at a very young age.

Te Ora O Te Tangata clan is opposing the investiture of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki, which was held on Monday after the burial of the late Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki.

Fifteen dancers will showcase their talent at Te Mire Ura Senior open competition tomorrow night.

Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell and lay to rest Ariki Makea Vakatini Joseph Tepo Ariki at Taputapuatea yesterday. 

New Ariki invested

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Burial ground investiture of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki gives hope that families can prepare succession for years to come.

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