Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Roadworks crews are slowly making their way around the island, stabilising the main road with cement in many places to ensure the new surface has a long life.

Toa is ready to return to service

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Rarotonga’s only tug boat , the Toa, undertook successful sea trials last week in the final step to returning to service.

Written Maori secures future

Tuesday January 21, 2020

When a language dies, a culture dies, they say. And that’s why Te Kopapa Reo Maori is doing everything possible to keep our one alive. 

A tyre, attire and tiring

Saturday January 18, 2020

Twenty-seven exhausted scouts have returned from jamboree with new skills and new stories. 

Students learn to survey outer island’s environmental changes with smart devices and drones.

$27,000 raised for Australia

Saturday January 18, 2020

Cook Islanders have contributed a “staggering” amount to the fight against the Australian bushfires.

Airport Authority fire officer Christiano George is thrilled the boat masters certificate course is now conducted by a tutor fluent in Maori and English.

A new white cross can be seen from Matavera and Ngatangiia, piquing public interest.

The support of Cook Islanders – from Rarotonga to some of the communities most devastated by this summer’s bushfires – has brought tears to Australian eyes.

Don’t be blue, telco in the red

Thursday January 16, 2020

It was Telecom. Then it was Bluesky. Now it’s Vodafone. Confused? Don’t be – the company that once was blue is now working very hard to sell it’s new red brand.

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