Melina Etches

Melina Etches

The final straw

Thursday July 11, 2019

Trader Jack’s was the first bar on the island to ban plastic straws, two years ago.

Radio Cook Islands has criticised the decision to demolish the 107-metre Matavera AM radio mast, leaving the outer islands with no secure communications with the outside world.

Andrea McNabb was the first Royal New Zealand Air Force recruit to pass every phase test with 100 per cent – a record she still holds today.

Chlorination is the “only way” to keep Rarotonga’s water pipes safe and clean, say two experts.

Dear Editor,

The 45 per cent pay raise? I agree with the 2.5 per cent per year – from the year an MP was elected.

Martha Soatini had dreams of a castle for the construction of a Palmerston house.

New Kiwis ‘honoured’

Monday July 08, 2019

After 17 years of living in the Cook Islands, Halatoa Fua has taken the oath of allegiance to New Zealand alongside a handful of others to receive his citizenship this month.

Painter having a whale of a time

Saturday July 06, 2019

When visiting painter Gonzales Aladana saw a whale breaching off the Rarotonga reef, he was inspired.

Banana crops around the world are facing collapse because of a devastating disease – so the Cooks have taken a step to safeguard the country’s colourful range of fruit.

Cook Islanders braved a bitterly cold morning to pay their respects to the national’s Ariki on yesterday’s public holiday.

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