The one and only tour bus on Mangaia, owned by Maui Peraua and Lynn Martin, took all the participants in a tour guiding course being run on the island on a training tour on Wednesday.
Making that happen for students at Mauke School requires creative resourcing, gifts from friends and family, and many days and nights thinking, planning and preparing.
A routine Air Raro flight transporting prime minister Henry Puna to Manihiki on Saturday morning abruptly stopped while taxiing to the passenger drop-off point when its front wheel became stuck in the runway sand.
Progressive overspending of the Penrhyn Island Administration personnel budget became so serious that the Ministry of Finance withheld bulk funding for four months to the island last year.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) met with Aitutaki Island Government last week and received strong support for the development of the proposed Aitutaki Lagoon Management Plan.