Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Water safety tailored to Cooks needs

Saturday October 05, 2019

Five members of Cook Islands Red Cross have returned from Italy, the first qualified water safety and rescue instructors in our region.

Source of fuel leak is traced

Saturday October 05, 2019

The rupture in the Pacific Energy fuel pipeline has been identified as at the joint of two pipelines alongside the main road in Avatiu wharf, opposite Temu Okotai’s Pearl Shop.

Te Kukupa celebrates 30th anniversary

Thursday October 03, 2019

The first Cook Islands captain of Te Kukupa, captain Paranapa Ben re-arranged his travel arrangements to be present at the 30th anniversary of the Police Patrol boat held yesterday morning.

Tupapa-Maraerenga Member of Parliament George Angene has begun clearing streams in preparation for flooding and cyclone season that starts next month.

Hundreds of parents and supporters raised the roof of the National Auditorium, welcoming the Junior Song Quest contestants – but as each singer began, the room fell into captivated silence.

Police patrol boat Te Kukupa spends more than 100 days at sea every year – more than any other patrol vessel in the Pacific.

Digging to find fuel leak

Tuesday October 01, 2019

Pacific Energy has failed to locate the leak in its diesel pipeline from the Avatiu wharf, leaving locals concerned about ongoing smell and environmental damage.

For some it was the first time using building tools, others were old hands. Melina Etches meets some clever young carpenters.

As the seven contestants prepare for next month’s Miss Cook Islands pageant, the first woman to wear the tiara has some advice for this year’s contestants: be natural. Melina Etches meets our 1960 beauty queen.

10 guitars, 3 ukuleles

Saturday September 28, 2019

Koka Lagoon Boys Papa Jack, Aberahama Tauta and Junior Koronui will compete tonight in the first LBV string band competition under the stars.

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