The General Transport barge Layar Mas was loaded up with more than 100 tonnes worth of concrete blocks on Wednesday, bound for the Mangaia solar project.
In February this year, Cook Islands Library and Museum manager Jean Mason visited Atiu and Tahiti with two members from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
In February this year, 18 members of the Heather family were in Mangaia to restore the gravesites of their Italian tupuna Iosepha Joseph Agostini and his wife Vaine Uaa.
Local freelance journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan has condemned the mass harvesting of paua from the Manihiki lagoon, stating that the practice is “stupid beyond belief”.
The recently arrived new captain of the Tiare Taporo says he wants to raise people’s standard of living in the outer islands by giving them “cheap access to cargo, transportation, and broadening their possibilities for culture and economics”.