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.
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.
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.
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.