Melina Etches

Melina Etches

GO LOCAL: Alex and Kevin George’s Foodbox diner in Vaiimanga is the only takeaway on the island that hosts a live band every Wednesday night from 6pm.

‘If I can do it, anyone can’

Saturday August 15, 2020

There’s no special secret to the phenomenal success of the Johnson’s health and fitness challenges. It’s just about supporting each other.

MP Lazaro laid to rest

Saturday August 15, 2020

Friends and family remembered Pukapuka/Nassau leader Tekii Lazaro.

Kite-licious all the way

Friday August 14, 2020

The annual Oe Vaka Corporate Race Day brings the best out of amateur paddlers.  

Merle Pukerua was immersed in culture from very young; tonight, she showcases those dance skills on stage in the annual Te Mire Ura Rauti Pi Masters category.

Ninety-year-old papa taught hard work and respect to the young people of the village.

Mata Sunshine George wasn’t given a choice about participating in the Rauti Pi dance contest – his name was entered on his behalf.

Moving blessing of Atupare Marae

Wednesday August 12, 2020

The blessing of the Atupare marae by Bishop Tutai Pere yesterday morning was witnessed by dignitaries and many who attended the special occasion at the House of Ariki in Puaikura.

The island of Atiu heard sounds of sirens from its first fully equipped ambulance that was blessed by Reverend Yakilia yesterday morning.

Te Fuinga o Niva, a local group, sang and danced with Prime Minister Henry Puna in recognition of his years of service as the nation’s leader at the blessing of Atupare Marae in Puaikura yesterday.

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