On Thursday the island of Manihiki held a Covid-19 prayer service. “People are worried for their families on Rarotonga and overseas,” says Tukao school principal Apii Napa.
The unexpected arrival of a container-load of chicken, sausages and ice cream is like manna from heaven for Mangaia.
On the Pa Enua, people don’t complain, they always have food, says a Mitiaro doctoral student. They don’t abuse the ocean, they get what they need and give the rest to other families.
Young student leaders were exhorted to show ; respect, honesty and integrity, that they might one day lead like Manihiki’s own Henry Puna.