Melina Etches

Melina Etches

They call them the piranha of the Pacific. Except, Cook Islands’ predator giant trevally are 20 times bigger than any piranha. 

Sand art, pole dancing, singing, a guitar performance, line dancing and the evergreen spirited Cook Islands culture, added flair and diversity to the Miss Cook Islands talent category. 

Guiding the way for 91 years

Saturday October 19, 2019

When Ngara Katuke was a girl, there were no mattresses for Girl Guides camps. They slept on mats on the floor and nobody whinged, she laughs. 

The past two weeks have been school holidays – so what on earth does it take to get the kids up and excited and ready for the bus at 7am?  

Highest dengue risk is in Avarua

Friday October 18, 2019

Seventy per cent of the Cook Islands’ rising number of dengue fever cases have come from the northern part of Rarotonga.

Government decided the pearl industry was failing on the basis of a flawed official report, a well-known pearl farmer says.

A Cook Islands mama and her friends are raiding the New Zealand Governor-General’s gardens as they prepare their most prestigious art installation yet.

$500k fine or jail for oil spill

Thursday October 17, 2019

Fuel company Pacific Energy has built concrete casings around the exposed fuel pipeline by Avatiu harbour, to lessen the risk of another leak.

A catwalk of confidence

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Sashaying the runway in the Miss Cook Islands (MCIA) Tropicana Parade was a new experience for beauty pageant contestant Tajiya Sahay.

‘Kuki’ off to robotic Olympics

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Five students will depart on Monday headed for Dubai, with their robot named “Kuki” in their luggage.

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