Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Wear blue today for autism

Friday April 05, 2019

Wear blue today to support Autism Cook Islands to create more awareness of the disorder.

There was plenty of action yesterday at the Tupapa Outpatients, in preparation for the first food night market at the location that starts from 4.30pm today.

Min of Ag meets with Pa Enua

Wednesday April 03, 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture hosted the third Pa Enua Agriculture annual meeting last week at their head office premises in Arorangi.

Vacant overgrown sections of land and the remains of many old motor vehicles scattered over the island are areas of concern for Public Health in tackling mosquito breeding grounds.

PTI needs female support

Friday March 29, 2019

The Punanga Tauturu Inc (PTI) has hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday at the public health conference room in Tupapa.

Pacific Resort gives to Inmates

Monday April 01, 2019

Inmates at the Arorangi Prison received about $2000 of linen consisting of towels, sheets, pillows, pillow protectors, bath robes and mattress protectors from the Pacific Resort kitchen staff yesterday.

For the past five years, Pacific Resort has run a community outreach programme where each department decides whom will receive their donations.

Luther Zainy, head chef at the resort approached minister Angene to inquire what items they could donate to the inmates.

Zainy said he hopes the inmates will have a good night’s sleep with the linen they have gifted, have good thoughts and maybe this will help out with their rehabilitation.

“We are a small community; we continue to give to the


Angene said he is thankful to Zainy and the Pacific resort kitchen department for selecting the Arorangi Prison as the recipient of the hotels March donation.

In the past the Teimurimotia Fire Rescue station, Creative Centre, Takitumu and Rutaki schools are only a few who have benefited from the generosity of the Pacific Resort community outreach programme.           

Nukutere College’s long awaited official laying of the foundation ceremony for their new classroom block took place yesterday morning while it continued to rain gently through the sunshine.

The Teimurimotia Volunteer Fire Rescue Brigade in Titikaveka is pleased to officially thank the NZ High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Tessa Te Mata for equipment that was donated to their fire station.

Donations for Palmerston House

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Communities donating food and hosting meals for the workers and volunteers of the Palmerston House construction have been tremendous.

The first Cook Islands Logistics Cluster Assessment Training seminar held over three days at the USP Centre last week, saw a positive turn out of over 40 participants.

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