Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Work on bridges to fight floods

Thursday August 27, 2020

Work on flood-prone bridges in Avatiu and Turangi is nearing completion, and engineers are getting ready to move on to bridges and culverts at Avana, Pacific Resort, the Muri Outlet store and Aroko.

Marumaru Atua sets sail for Mangaia

Wednesday August 26, 2020

With 16 crew members on board, vaka Marumaru Atua sailed off from Avarua harbour for Mangaia yesterday. 

Records fall at college meet

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Young athletes shine at annual school’s athletics competition. 

Women join police crew

Tuesday August 25, 2020

Women excited at fast-track into the Police Maritime division for patrol boat’s ocean trip.

The children of Apii Avarua will be filmed for a Literacy Week video celebrating the reo Maori.

For those that feel down or depressed, this Cook Islands model wants to share God’s love and light – on the catwalk. 

The Government is seeking UNESCO recognition for a 600-year-old village high above Rarotonga, lovingly restored by Highland Paradise family.

Leaders turn out for Pride

Friday August 21, 2020

Prime Minister-in-waiting Mark Brown, Lady Tuaine Marsters and several heads of ministry were among a large and distinguished crowd raising funds for the decriminalisation of same-sex relations.

Into the teeth of the wind

Friday August 21, 2020

Depending on the weather, Marumaru Atua’s skipper hopes to sail the vaka out of Avarua harbour this weekend, bound for the island of Mangaia for the investiture of Numangatini Ariki.

The support of friends and colleagues has proved critical for some of the 150 people who have improved their health in the past two months’ fitness and nutrition challenge. 

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