Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

It is with a sense of great relief, says Prime Minister Henry Puna, that the New Zealand government, Defence Force and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will finally honour in a way befitting of their sacrifice, six of our brave Soldiers who served in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War One.

Honouring the sacrifice of these six Cook Islands men rights a century-old wrong.

Six young Cook Islands men are at last remembered on the World War One Roll of Honour, a century after they returned home sick and injured to die. Jonathan Milne and Anneka Brown report.

Editorial: They shall not grow old

Thursday October 17, 2019

It was a slow start. First Australian visitor Cate Walker paying her respects to her mother at Nikao Cemetery.

Some Cook Islands families will today hear the news they have been waiting 100 years for.

Build more hotels, or ‘struggle’

Thursday October 17, 2019

Business and tourism leaders say the country can’t yet handle as many tourists as bank economists recommend. 

The story is told of a timid curate, invited to breakfast at the Bishop’s residence. “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad egg,” the Bishop exclaimed.

Samson brings the house down

Monday October 14, 2019

Well-known Rarotonga fitness trainer Tamaiti Samson is able to relax now, after winning silver in the classic physique category of the Pro Natural bodybuilding qualifiers in Auckland, New Zealand this weekend.

I know about budget airlines.

Living and working in the UK, my wife and I were trapped in Prague when easyJet cancelled our late-night flight back to London.

From courtroom to Hula Bar stage

Friday October 11, 2019

Rapper Tom Francis’ musical career looked like it was over when he was convicted of a ‘king hit’ on an innocent man sitting in his parked car. Now, he is rebuilding his life in Cook Islands. Jonathan Milne and Astrid Austin report.

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