Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Passionate Tumu Korero (cultural orator) Daniel Apii is incensed at the way Maori language has been corrupted.

Keeping warm and cosy in winter

Wednesday July 15, 2020

This winter, some lucky kids will snuggle up to clean and soft cuddly toys donated by the community.

Celebrating the golden years

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Matavera residents aged 60 plus were acknowledged and celebrated by their small community on Saturday afternoon.

The Dance of the Year Cardio Combat Tamure Fitness class held yesterday afternoon drew a large crowd of supporters to the National Auditorium.

Cook Islands Game Fishing Club has made the headlines a few times with the big fish weighed in there – but to its members, it’s not about the contest but about the community. 

Naa looketi a Wale

Monday July 13, 2020

A young Pukapuka leader delivered a powerful explanation of the pe‘e to end Te Kopapa o te Reo Maori workshop.

Melina Etches enjoys a coffee at the new café next-door to the police headquarters in Avarua.

Marsters of the universe

Friday July 10, 2020

The Marsters families commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of their Palmerston Island hostel on Rarotonga, with a small gathering of about 100 people.

Te Nukanuka o taku Ingo

Friday July 10, 2020

Born on the island of Mangaia, Aureo Tuaputa was taught the mire dance when she was a child at school.

Tumu karakia Base of the pe’e

Thursday July 09, 2020

Epetoma no te Reo Maori  / Maori Language Week

Te akatangianga (the delivery of the sound) is extremely important in the presentation of a pe‘e (the call of our traditional chants).

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