Raro on my mind

Rachel Reeves worked for three years as a journalist with Cook Islands News, and has remained a regular contributor to the paper with this column. She covers a range of topics relevant to the Cooks, together with her own musings and reflections.

I stand with Malala Yousafzai

Tuesday July 23, 2013

I’ve added the name of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl to a short list of my personal heroes.

Shattering the silence

Tuesday July 16, 2013

In my effort to devote a column to each of the Film Raro productions, I’ve been privileged to watch and write about five outstanding films – films that evoke the sounds and smells of the Cook Islands, highlight the beauty of her people, and peer into sociological holes in her cultural fabric.

Spreading the word about whales

Tuesday July 09, 2013

In Rarotonga, Nan Hauser is a household name.

Film highlights depopulation

Tuesday July 02, 2013

What struck me about Dog Save the Queen, before I even had a chance to reflect on the sociological issues it addresses, was the way it artfully incorporated everyday elements of the Cook Islands lifestyle.

Finding hope between Islands

Tuesday June 25, 2013

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Planting the seed for The Seed

Tuesday June 18, 2013

I think the most beautiful part of The Seed is the story of the person who planted it.

Culture is like love, Jon Jonassen tells us in Mou Piri, in the sense that “as long as you hold tight, you’ll be okay”.

I just watched The Offshore Pirate and shed a tear.

The power of perspective

Tuesday May 28, 2013

When life gives you lemons, well, add sugar and make lemonade.

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