Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Since I was younger I’ve always loved Float Day. The day people converge in town to watch, catch up and be enlightened with the creations of each entrant. It’s fun when trying to debate which one is the best.

Find your place early for the spectacular 28-float parade to launch Te Maeva Nui 2019.

Contractors are drilling up to 50 metres underground to run tests for a proposed sewage plant north of Muri.

Police are investigating an allegation that MP Albert Nicholas had a .22 rifle sawn off for him.

New Zealand tourist numbers here have levelled off as Kiwis fly further afield to Hawaii and exotic Bali.

204kg of fish in just two days

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Seas calm for precedent-setting mid-week fishing contest – and a big catch. 

Hauling in an aggregate of 204.4kg, Jason Tuara claimed first prize in the third Papa Gordon Murray Memorial fishing competition.

Old salt wins sailing trophy

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Rick Hickling, 78, was crowned ‘King of the Old Salts’ at the Rarotonga Sailing Club’s annual event.

Cook Islands Football is watching with unashamed interest the progress of star goalkeeper Max Crocombe, after his signing for Brisbane Roar and return to Pacific.

Making her art the real priority

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Opposition leader Tina Browne has nailed her colours to the Kuki Airani mast.

Planting dreams

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Tereora College has planted more than 50 trees on their day of service to the community at the Constitution Park area.

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