Flower power at the market

Tuesday September 10, 2019

The head garland – ‘ei katu or ‘ei upoko – along with the neck garlands – ‘ei kaki or ‘ei karaponga – are the Cook Islands’ most colourful icons. They are also one of the first examples of Cook Islands culture tourists experience on arrival.

Five “excited” women of the Girl Guides Association have showcased Cook Islands pearls, ‘ei and other treasures at the 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference and the Young Women’s Event in Taipei.

Rarotonga’s Jehovah’s Witnesses following swelled from 300 to 1700 at the weekend as brothers and sisters from all over the world gathered for a regional convention in Avarua.

Newspaper a first draft of history

Monday September 09, 2019

Archivists’ work to scan and digitise Cook Islands News editions dating back to March 1957 has been made faster and easier with the Ministry of Culture’s new Scansnap SV600 technology.

Taking the high road

Monday September 09, 2019

Two mature coconut palms shading the road at Tupapa were the latest collateral damage in the widening of Rarotonga’s main thoroughfare.

Merchant seamen remembered

Wednesday September 04, 2019

A small but moving ceremony was held at the Cook islands RSA yesterday when a group of people associated with the sea gathered to honour  the thousands of merchant mariners who lost their lives in times of war.

Old justice building to be demolished

Wednesday September 04, 2019

The old justice building in Avarua that has been used for Te Mato Vai project storage is to be partially demolished.

St Joseph’s Primary school has received a donation of $1,719.80 from Prime Foods suppliers Grandpa Sausages and Fresha Exports that will be used to purchase a reading resource kit.

LGBTQI vision of equality

Tuesday September 03, 2019

“Equality for all” is the vision of the Te Tiare association, the Cook Islands Rainbow group.

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