Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

At the inter-school maths quiz a couple of weeks ago, most of the teachers from my sons’ school were there, whooping and hollering on the sidelines while the kids in the competition furrowed their brows, trying to concentrate.

I got the golf clubs out at the weekend.

When I opened the dusty green leather bag, I found some old score cards from courses in New Zealand and the UK, a pair of very dated wrap-around sunglasses, and a blue baseball cap that I think belonged to a friend I used to play goat-track golf with, back in the madcap days before kids and mortgages.

Sometimes, the law is an ass.

Parliament’s select committee has recommended MPs reinstate a criminal ban on “indecent acts” between men, and a ban on sodomy.

Visiting Australian national netballer hopes for test match against Black Pearls. 

Jo Weston is an Australian netball defender famous for shutting down the best attackers in the game. But after arriving in Rarotonga, she opened up.

Tajiya Sahay, 26, was this weekend crowned Miss Cook Islands 2019. Next month she will fly out to contest Miss World in London. But the crowd at the National Auditorium had no idea of the extraordinary journey she had made to win the title. 

Planter acknowledges his pesticide likely killed neighbour’s dogs and cats – and says the pesticides nearly killed his dog. 

Editorial: Independent – of whom?

Saturday October 26, 2019

Business argues for a bigger say in who regulates a fledgling phone and internet freemarket. They demand assurance the new authority will be independent of government.

This evening, families are invited to a free concert at the National Auditorium to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa New Zealand hosted this inaugural awards and recognitions event, to honour Cook Islands women who have been instrumental in the growth and development of Cook Islanders in New Zealand and across the globe.

Some of us like to think we’re indispensable in our jobs, in our roles in the community. But when we can’t make it into work … well, we discover that life goes on.

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