Melina Etches

Melina Etches

The tuna are biting!

Monday July 01, 2019

Yellowfin tuna are definitely out there and biting with a striking 73kg beauty landed just last week.

Apii Arorangi students are enthusiastic and excited to participate in the Cook Islands News educational KidsPage.

Mission possible

Saturday June 29, 2019

When Aue Inangaro Tamariki Vakatini graduated with a National Certificate in Business Management, his children weren’t there to see him accept his qualification.

There were sleepless nights to complete more than 30 tivaivai tui auri in four days – but it was well worth the time and dedication.

The New Zealand city of Christchurch had been ripped apart by a massive earthquake. Many people were fleeing the city. But in 2012, Munokoa Poto Williams moved to Christchurch.

Counsellors say they are ready to help young people, regardless of their age, sexuality or psychological issues.

Matake Paruru sits quietly and gracefully in her chair and politely shrugs off questions with a soft smile. It’s hard for her to hear, but her pleasure in interacting with other people is hard to mistake.

Cameras catch massive tuna catch

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Seven longline vessels have transferred 850 tonnes of albacore tuna on to the big Chinese freezer ship that has caught the eye of locals.

Mangaia comfort

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Aumetua Rennie of Mangaia grabs onto the handrail that helps her move around her home.

Cook Islands chefs Ngatupa (Vou) Williams and William Pokino were set to demonstrate their cooking skills competing in the Global Young Chefs event in Melbourne yesterday, up against representatives from New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

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