Melina Etches

Melina Etches

Transition talks with constituencies

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Prime Minister Henry Puna is set to hand over the reins of the country’s leadership to Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown at the end of this month. 

Mama Mare Paruru turned 100 last week and Melina Etches sat down with her and one of her daughters to find out some of the secrets of a life well lived.

Transgender lose inclusion bid

Saturday September 12, 2020

Local LGBTI association is ‘disheartened’ by the decision not to allow transgender athletes to compete in the open women’s events at the national games. 

Nation honours Papa Joe

Saturday September 12, 2020

Hundreds attended the State Memorial Service to pay their respects to the late Dr Joseph Williams held at the national auditorium domes yesterday.

Pig owner has had enough of her animals disappearing and dying. 

State memorial service for Papa Joe

Friday September 11, 2020

Richard Williams, son of the late Dr Joe Williams, will join today’s national state memorial service for the former prime minister via Zoom to pay his tribute.

Newly-elected Mayor of Mitiaro, Makara Murare is keen to get going with doing his job and is eager for the administrative office to be audited.

Paying homage to his roots

Thursday September 10, 2020

Tupa Tupa wants to pay homage to his northern ancestry at the upcoming Cook Islands Games.

Fallen Atiu warrior returns home

Thursday September 10, 2020

Hundreds of people turned up at Nandi Tuaine Glassie’s funeral service on Rarotonga yesterday, held at the St Joseph’s Catholic cathedral.

Transgender bid at national games

Thursday September 10, 2020

Decision to allow two transgender athletes to compete in women’s events at the Cook Islands Games rests on Pa Enua teams. 

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