Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Taro takers ‘forgiven’

Wednesday September 16, 2020

Tangi and Junior Mataio have forgiven whoever stole their dry taro plants last week.

A woman of grace and faith

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Woman of the Month Vainetutai Samuel exudes faith, humility and kindness. 

Transition talks with constituencies

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Prime Minister Henry Puna is set to hand over the reins of the country’s leadership to Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown at the end of this month. 

Mama Mare Paruru turned 100 last week and Melina Etches sat down with her and one of her daughters to find out some of the secrets of a life well lived.

Transgender lose inclusion bid

Saturday September 12, 2020

Local LGBTI association is ‘disheartened’ by the decision not to allow transgender athletes to compete in the open women’s events at the national games. 

Nation honours Papa Joe

Saturday September 12, 2020

Hundreds attended the State Memorial Service to pay their respects to the late Dr Joseph Williams held at the national auditorium domes yesterday.

Pig owner has had enough of her animals disappearing and dying. 

State memorial service for Papa Joe

Friday September 11, 2020

Richard Williams, son of the late Dr Joe Williams, will join today’s national state memorial service for the former prime minister via Zoom to pay his tribute.

Newly-elected Mayor of Mitiaro, Makara Murare is keen to get going with doing his job and is eager for the administrative office to be audited.

Paying homage to his roots

Thursday September 10, 2020

Tupa Tupa wants to pay homage to his northern ancestry at the upcoming Cook Islands Games.

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