Miss Cook Islands 2018 contestants made their first public appearance at the Rakei Manava event to an eager crowd who roared with support and excitement as each of the contestants introduced themselves.
Increased foreign investment is not the answer to sustainable domestic development for the indigenous people of the Cook Islands, says Koutu Nui president Terea Mataiapo Paul Allsworth.
History and family were the key themes of messages at a special medal ceremony at Ngatipa on Thursday when Lieutenant Commander Kerry Driver was presented with the New Zealand Armed Forces Award.
On my weekly visit to the Punanga Nui market one recent Saturday I called at the Oasis Hydroponics stall and spoke to manager Jakub Postrzygacz.
In a special ceremony on Tuesday morning, community members and church leaders came together at Nikao CICC to celebrate the laying of the foundations on the new home for Reverend Oirua Rasmussen and his family.