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Haydn Adams shares and explains with us his IT control room aspect of producing The Kia Orana Podcast. The boarders to the U.S. have opened and he was able to travel here from Savannah, Georgia. We chat about crossing the dateline twice and the 48 hours door-to-door it took to get to the Cook Islands.Haydn also shares with us the scooter driving licence system to renew or apply involving a theory and practical test.He speaks about his "rookie move", of not wearing a hat on an overcast Rarotonga day.  Finding medicinal organic coconut oil from the Punanga Nui market, eating fresh sashimi just off the boat and more.We also spoke about the Concierge website, being user friendly, call button, directions and podcast audio. The goal of the website is to help you with a beginners informative guide to the Cook Islands.Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Sherree Corbett shares with us why she would come back to Rarotonga for a second time. In this episode Sheree explains what she finds so special about The Cook Islands, and her why to fly two national and two international flights to get back for another holiday.We chat about her recent Aitutaki day tour,  waterfall spa experience, restaurants, her accommodation and more.She also speaks about her experience and the benefits she believes with her personal use of CBD Oil (Cannabidiol oil)"Sad to be leaving tomorrow but I will be back she says" Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Tina Ngata shares with us why she wrote a book titled, Kia Mau: Resisting Colonial Fictions. In this episode Tina tells us why she started a Podcast named, What a Load of Colony: Māori and Indigenous Political analysis with sass.  We also chat about her duration of time while she worked for the United Nations.  She speaks about her views on Environmental/Scientific Racism, ie plastic pollution into our Mother Earth.  She has been described in New Zealand as "Ngāti Porou (A Tribe in New Zealand) Scholar" and the "The Non Plastic Māori".Listen to her podcast on Apple or SpotifyKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Nerida Williams is the Senior Humanitarian Communications Advisor for IPPF and has been visiting the Cook Islands for the past three weeks with photojournalist Hannah Maule-ffinch. They have been focusing on telling the story of the great work of CIFWA (Cook Islands Family Welfare Association) and capturing stories around humanitarian preparedness, women’s health, youth issues and LGBTI+ inclusion.Sometimes it’s hard to talk about these issues, especially in our culture, but I your host Chantal Napa believes that there is power in vulnerability and power in normalising issues that we all need to get out in the open! They sat down with me (Chantal) to chat about an issue close to my heart, mental health awareness and youth access to reliable (and safe!) comprehensive sexuality education, plus much more.For more information about IPPF, see here: ippf.orgHannah Maule-ffinch’s vast portfolio of photographic works can be viewed here: hannahmauleffinch.comFor more about CIFWA, including their contact info to make an appt, go to their website or call +682 23 420Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana everyone, Welcome back to our show Kia Orana Podcast. A show about what you will find and what you will not find in the Cook Islands. Our guest today is Mel Groves, visiting us from New Zealand for a relaxing midwinter break. I met Mel and her partner Darren at sunset sessions, held at Vaiana’s bar and bistro. A conversation began, a connection of life stories exchanged, which you will hear more of during this episode. Mel is also an experienced DJ, as she will explain more in this episode and I appreciate her chatting with me. 7th minute: Listen in as Mel describes her statement never to have an agenda, have a few goals and let the wind take you along your journey. 8th minute: Mel suggests taking the bus as a convenient way to travel around Rarotonga.10th minute: We talk about my concierge flipper & snorkel hire honesty box system at the office. As we are located @ Fruits Of Rarotonga, Tikioki, Titikaveka, South Eastern side. One of the best snorkeling reserve lagoons in Rarotonga. 13th - 23rd minute: Then Mel flips the coin and starts interviewing me, Chantal and asks me where my now and future goals are and where am I going professionally with my business Kia Orana Podcast & Chantal’s Concierge these days. 24th minute: Mel and I ask to also interview her partner Darren. Yay he spoke about his Rarotonga holiday experience. Local impromptu party bus, snorkeling and lagoon fish, drinking local coconuts, our beautiful warm weather, our delicious tasting food.26th minute: We discuss different seasonal times to visit us here in Rarotonga. Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana Everyone, I appreciate John Batty joining us on the Kia Orana Podcast to discuss a subject that I dont know a lot about, Construction/Infrastructure and what that looks like In Rarotonga, Cook Islands today. John’s professional title is Bid Manager - Project Manager for Landholdings Ltd. To our listeners outside of the Cook Islands who might not know, Landholdings Ltd would be one of our largest Construction companies in the Cooks. Listen in as John Batty takes us back to his 4 years of training & apprenticeship days in New Zealand when he was 16 years old, earning .45 cents an hour (50 years ago). Then he brings us along his life journey to how his family eventually integrated into life here in Rarotonga.For our young local listeners John lets you know how tradespeople can get into this trade in the Cook Islands. The reason for the title from Land to Sea, John also invests a lot of his volunteer time to our Rarotonga Sailing Club and youth progression of skills to sail on our waters. Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana, welcome back everyone, My guest today is my nephew Ironui Tyrone Hinchey. Born in the UK, to a Kiwi (New Zealand)  dad, raised in Sydney Australia and with blood line roots also to the Cook Islands through his mother Jacki Ironui Tangiiau Crummer. We chatted about his mothers recent 70th birthday held here at their family home in the suburb of Turangi. Ironui, his two siblings Teige and Vita plus his dad Kevin thank fully due to the boarders having opened to Australia were able to come home to celebrate. “I didn’t grow up here he says, but the more I come back, the more my Cook Islands heritage slowly makes sense. Its an important thing for me to know. My Mum 70 and Nan 96 are now living here, so I will be back home more to visit.”4th minute: Speaking about his family connections and the local food he enjoyed while visiting.6th minute: Their coined name ‘The Breezeway’ new family home that they have built recently, on the old family plot of land.13th minute: We chat about Sydney Australia where he lives now and where I used to live. 21st minute: Ironui speaks about his work life so far in Australia and his new steel framework construction industry business with his friend Chris. 31st minute: He mentions how much it cost them in airline tickets to fly here from Sydney. 33rd minute: Statement - “This is the only place that Ive ever been to that I don’t need a holiday from the holiday. I feel so recharged here. Its everything, the food, people, air, weather - and its not over developed”.Website is http://www.chantalsconcierge.com/Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Rashneel Kumar first came to the Cook Islands in 2009. An interesting story in itself he says. The Cook Islands hosted the Pacific Mini Games that year. John Woods at the time was the managing editor and publisher of Cook Islands News. John Woods sent a request to the University of the South Pacific, Suva, the main campus, suggesting that maybe a young sports journalism reporter would like to come for an attachment. Rashneel’s university lecturer Dr Shailendra Singh recommended him, and it was his first trip out of his country, Fiji. He came here and felt a connection – riding on motor bikes and island friendly vibe covering stories. He stayed for nine days, returned to Suva, finished his university studies and began working for The Fiji Times newspaper. He worked there for five years as a sports journalist. Then in 2015 out of nowhere, John Woods contacted Rashneel and asked if he would like to come to Rarotonga to work for Cook Islands News! He accepted the challenge and came to Rarotonga. He started as a general reporter at Cook Islands News and it’s been quite a journey of which he is so grateful, Rashneel says.I first met Rashneel mid-year 2020, he was the journalist that was assigned to break our story of the Kia Orana Podcast in the Cook Islands. Rashneel mentions that Haydn and I were pioneers in the Cook Islands back then in the podcasting arena for our country. At the time during the height of the Covid pandemic we didn't have a podcast coming out of the Cook Islands. Now we have several, Yay!“The podcast space is going to become more a way of getting connected. It’s kinda like radio but online. A dynamic way of transmitting information to everyone,” Rashneel says.“Being an editor is not an easy job … there are lots of challenges, tough decisions, late nights, etc.,” the 33-year-old Rashneel says. It has been a humble beginning for him, he says with great support from the publishers and team at Cook Islands News. “Every day is a challenge for me in this space,” Rashneel says. “But I wake up every day feeling happy about my professional challenges and willing to take them on.” Rashneel believes that you are only as successful as your team. He is proud to lead our daily national newspaper that covers our 15 islands in the Cook Islands.Cook Islands News website (www.cookislandsnews.com) gives access to the newspaper and its daily content to readers worldwide – delivering information that Cook Islands News endeavours to present in an authentic and fair way. “We revamped our website with a significant investment just before Covid to give our digital space (website) a fresh, vibrant look. We aim to be a community newspaper where community issues are national issues given the size of the country we live in, with people and culture driven stories being our major focus. We want to promote humanised stories where Cook Islands people and their culture is celebrated,” Rashneel says.Cook Islands News currently has a team of three reporters for daily news, Rashneel as the editor and also there is an online editor who looks after online and social media platforms. There are three people in production who do layout and designing, two people in print, proof readers for final copy checking, front office staff, accounts and sales. Total on the ground staff would be approximately 20. Cook Islands News copy sells at $2.50 each. People can also subscribe to their website for premium and other stories as low as NZD$11 a month or $130 a year. Visit their website for more dKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana everyone, Chantal’s Concierge also represents a small portfolio of Rarotonga visitor property management houses, that we host and assist for owners. This is how I met our podcast guest today, Mr. Mark Whitmore and his wife Hannah along with their two little girls. As the on island host of Manea Beach Villas, our Concierge job is to communicate prior and on island with our guests. Our purpose aims to help streamline guest visits and facilitate guests holiday needs where possible.  In July 2022, Mark Whitmore booked through the airbnb app his stay at Manea Beach Villas. His first message said, “Hi there, we’re a family of 4 visiting Rarotonga from Wellington - New Zealand, we have two girls 6 and 3. Looking forward to our stay”. So begins our holiday pre-communication together. I introduce our team here, ask Mark how he would like his bed setup in the 3 bedroom house, send him a pre holiday suggestion check list and also give him directions to the premises etc. Normal check in instructions to their villa. The day after Mark and his family check in. I’m at my Concierge office approximately 2.5 kilometers from his accommodation. I see this man (Mark) stop at the front of Concierge office and he looks like he’s out for an exercise run. Mark says, “Are you Chantal, I’m guessing yes as your name is on the building. Are you the same Chantal who has been communicating to me regarding my holiday at Manea Beach Villas?” “Yes I reply, nice to meet you.”One hour of chatting later, I say to Mark, “Would you consider recording a podcast episode with me inside my office for our show The Kia Orana Podcast?” We have a saying at Concierge, “You start off as a client, You leave as a friend, You return as family!”Listen out while Mark Whitmore, shares with us all his life till now. With nostalgic family journey memories taking us all around the globe Rarotonga, New Zealand, Sydney Australia, Germany. Meeting his wife Hannah, getting married and becoming a parent. I appreciate you sitting down with me Mark, thank you. Thank you, Chantal TD Napa: Concierge, Dawn Breaker Game Fishing & Kia Orana Podcast. Phone (+682) 77058 Website is chantalsconcierge.com   Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Boba Inu is a new Bubble Milk Tea shop located in front of the Cook Islands News on the Main Road in Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Offering a variety of flavored, dairy-free, gluten free and vegetarian drinks. Let me tell you a story about our guest today, the owner of Boba Inu: Ms. Mata PuiaMata was born here in Rarotonga, then in the 1980’s her parents emigrated to New Zealand.Mata studied I.T in the early 2000’s, has worked for Australia and New Zealand Government including private sectors, within the I.T industry. I (Chantal)  first met Mata in Sydney, Australia around 2005. Young, single and care free, a social friendship connection began between us. With Mata in the IT industry, she was earning AUD $50 an hour at the time. Much to my awe and admiration, of which I am appreciative as Mata was so generous that she almost always paid for our evenings out together!  In October 2019 Mata decided to move back to Rarotonga for a break from the Corporate lifestyle and to spend time with her father who was turning 80 at the time.  A month later, (November 2019) Mata loved being home and the slower paced lifestyle and decided to start an I.T company called Raro I.T Solutions5 months later March 2020: Covid closed our boarders…… So Mata decided to volunteer and work with the Ngatangiia/Matavera Rugby  League Club as the Secretary and Junior Development Manager.Then in January 2021, the idea of starting a Bubble Milk Tea shop fruitioned. The business is called Boba Inu, Boba is the tapioca pearls and Inu means drink in our Cook Island language. Our target audience are mainly those that suffer from food intolerances like Mata, as she is lactose intolerant. With flavors such as Taro, Honeydew, Matcha, Watermelon, Thai, Mango, Vanilla, Strawberry, Coconut, Blueberry, Raspberry, Passionfruit, Lemon, Pineapple, The Pacific Wave and many more.Mata’s tips for other Cook Islanders thinking of returning home to live: Have a plan when returning home, build your own house here, bring your knowledge and a skill set that is much needed here or even start a business that doesn’t exist here. Or start a business that will fill a gap here. Theres a lot of opportunities here, get involved in community work, network and meet a lot of people!Boba Inu Shop Phone Number (+682) 28760Boba Inu Email is bobainuraro@gmail.comKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Ko Hikurangi te toka tapuKo Waiapu koka huhua te awaKo Ngati Porou te IwiKo Koha Te Rehutai Eruera Rogers awau Tihei Mauri ora Hikurangi is the sacred rockWaiapu te mother river of many Ngati porou is the tribeMy names is Koha Te Rehutai Eruera RogersLet there be life I am a product of my maori ancestors of the east coast of the north island of New Zealand. I was born in Te Puia springs near Ruatorea in 1992, and grew up in Ruatorea. I am an educator of 9 years, and currently teach in the small central North Island town of Taumarunui. As you will hear in the podcast, my passion sits squarely within the revitalization of the Maori language(the indigenous language of NZ) and its customs. My life goal has  been to see and hear the language flourish within upcoming generations. However, reviving a language can be taxing at the best of times, so a trip to Rarotonga now again is the absolute ticket to rejuvenate, tuku(release) and realign the self, so that I can push through any obstacles that I come across. It was an absolute privilege to sit with my cousin Chantal and talk about my life and visit to Raro. Nga mihi nui Meitaki nunuiThank youKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana everyone, welcome back to the show. Zeb is a local friend of mine who I wanted to give an opportunity to speak about his mobile massage therapy service. Zeb is a returning local, his mother is New Zealand Maori and his father was a Cook Island Maori. He says that he came to Rarotonga for a holiday in 1999 when he was 17 years old and fell in love with Rarotonga. When Muri was still swamp land and nothing really there just one shop he says. Zeb says he fell in love with the environment here and calls it very special and that he wants to share our home with the world. Zeb mentions that as Polynesians we all know that, touch and massage are very common amongst family’s. Zeb started out very young massaging walking on his grandfathers back when he was age 5. His training with further study, learning different techniques along the way from other massage professionals. I like Zeb’s statement that he is geared towards energetic body work and that massage is like a dance with the body. Zeb also likes to use local herbs and local oils infusing them, with care involved on what we put into/onto our bodies. Zeb likes meditative bush walks collecting herbs for his massage treatments. Access bars training, self care is so important Zeb says. I totally agree with him on that one. I enjoyed this relaxed episode talking to my friend Zeb, and look forward to another session and episode with him.  Zeb Terepai Autaua is his personal facebook page where you can message him. His mobile: +682 56 829His email: z.vectorartist@gmail.comKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana everyone and welcome back to our show. Exciting news for you all, we have launched a brand new website for Chantal’s Concierge. Thank you to the New Zealand Government and Business Link Pacific via the Chamber of Commerce Cook Islands for the $5,000.00 NZD adaptation grant that concierge received earlier this year. This grant money was forwarded to Haydn (as you know his specialty is IT) and he has remodeled a new marketing and promotional website for concierge. Our business direction has had to change here at Concierge, it was my accountant Iokopeta in January 2020 that sat me down and said, “Chantal, moving forward you will need to figure out a more efficient way that Concierge can earn its revenue. The way it is structured now is not working. Staff wages & telecommunications expense heavy and the earning power with the commission rates on tours and activities is not working. Oh and you are 17k in the red!!!.” OMG. My Concierge team had worked really hard that year 2019. But the accounting numbers were telling me a sad numerical story. So what to do next? How to do next?Then Covid happened in March 2020, boarders closed and it paused my having to think about this problem at the time. 2 months later Haydn and I started the weekly Kia Orana Podcast show in May 2020. Recording locals and businesses around Rarotonga. Since January 2022, the boarders are open and international flights arriving daily. We are welcoming back visitors to our country our shores our paradise. We all know the saying, “I have to do something different to get a different result.”So Haydn and I have built this new efficient mobile friendly website and we are in the process of listing different categories, such as Accommodations, Dining, Services, Activities and our Podcast show. We have created an advertising platform where you can scan a QR code on your mobile and search on one site everything that is available. We embedded all the specific podcast audios also into the categories, giving you a deeper engagement with the vendor. The site is easy to use on a phone and not complicated to navigate around. You get directions, a direct link to their website and you can also call the vendor/client straight from the website on your mobile phone.Chantal’s Concierge is making it easier for you! Enjoy everyone and see you soon.   http://www.chantalsconcierge.com/Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana Everyone from us in Rarotonga. Since the 1st of February my team have been property managing two beach houses named Koromiri and Mangawai located on Muri beach on behalf of accommodation provider Manea Beach Villas. Which means that my team are the local host and inclusive of the housekeeping duties we also monitor the Airbnb platform, website enquiries and their booking system for visiting guests. This is how we met Carl and Katrina Silvester and their 3 adult children recently, as our accommodation guests.You know how you meet people and sometimes there is an instant connection of positivity? This is what happened when I greeted the Silvester family at our international Rarotonga airport. We just clicked.On the morning prior to their arrival, we emailed Carl knowing that he would be checking in at Auckland airport at the time. Letting Carl know that our beach front house Koromiri was available and that we had upgraded his family from the original house that he had booked with us, Mangawai which is only 80 meters from the beach - why not upgrade them to absolute beachfront if we could fit it into our booking schedule!Listen in as Carl goes through all the activities that they participated in while on island. Katrina lists and describes all the food and beverage dining places that they engaged with. Their twins turned 18 while on island and managed to complete the scooter testing phase at our local police station and therefore be independent to zip around Rarotonga themselves.Thank you Carl and Katrina for agreeing to be podcast recorded, I’ll miss you all. Knowing though that you will be back in a couple of years to enjoy our little island and its joy again. Support us today, make a sponsorship donation from as little as $5 and help support the Kia Orana Podcast.https://kiaoranapodcast.com/donate/Meitaki Maata (thank you very much),Chantal NapaHere is the website for the property that we are managing on Rarotonga: https://www.maneabeachrarotonga.com/Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Ko Hikurangi te MaungaKo Waiapu te AwaKo Ngāti Porou te iwiKo Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiū i Ngāti Porou tēnei e mihi ake nei ki a koutou katoa.Kia Ora, kei te aha! I'm Marcia, I've been teaching here on the East Coast North Island of New Zealand for 10 years, I am a “Raukura” ex-student of our kaupapa. My passion is our language and culture in all forms and shapes. With me today are two of my students Kerenapu Milner-Collier (Ngāti Porou) and Te Ahimanawa Reihana-Kohere (Ngāti Porou) aged 11 and 12. Te Reo Māori is their first language. It's not every day we get to interview, exchange, meet, talk, laugh with beautiful people such as Chantal, and her tamariki (children) Athena aged 13 and Desiree aged 10. He honore tino nui mā aku tauira e rua nei ki te tūtaki i ētahi o iwi kē, o wāhi kē. Nō reira ka nui te mihi ki a Chantal nānā i whakawātea mai tēnei *Sorry my Reo Pakeha is not flash! I dont normally write anything in English its all Maori: MarciaKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana, Welcome to Rarotonga, In January this year 2022, my cousin Sam Napa Junior asked me to hold the keys & the reins to Manea Beach Villas while he went to New Zealand to attend a family and business matter. Sam said its two villas and Ive been the property manager there for the last 4 years cousin. You have common sense Chantal, you will know what to do! Oh and the owner is arriving from New Zealand tomorrow the day before I fly out, I’ll introduce you ‘again’ to Robert Montgomery.  You met him a few years back. To make a long story short, when Sam got back from New Zealand he says, you know what cousin how about you be the new property manager for Manea Beach Villas? I’m getting really busy nowadays with our own family businesses? To which I thought, Yes give it a go Chantal.Chantal’s Concierge is now ‘also’ property managing these two villas and we are enjoying welcoming back our visitors to Rarotonga with the hat of ‘local host’ as well. Manea Beach Villas is beachfront, fully self-contained and catering accommodation for families, friends, couples. It is located on the eastern side of the island on the pristine and desirable Muri Lagoon. -Two Storey, two bathrooms, two living rooms, three bedrooms, decking, BBQ.-Sleeps 7 people, we can bring in a rollaway bed for an 8th person. -Air-Conditioning in the upstairs master bedroom.-Ceiling fans and stand alone fans.-Wifi hotspot at the front of the office.-Shared Pool-Servicing of Villas, every 2nd day.-In room safe.-Drinking water provided.-Electricity 240 volt.-Shared use of Kayaks.-Snorkelling Masks & Snorkel provided.-Shared laundry.-Local Bus service available at the entrance to the property. -Restaurants within walking distance of the property.Enjoy our conversation together with Robert Montgomery, the owner of Manea Beach Villas. Meitaki ChantalHere is the website link https://www.maneabeachrarotonga.com/This is a video visual link to our conversation.https://vimeo.com/712092558/7ce14ba4feKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana kia kotou katoatoa, Interestingly enough last week I said to Haydn my podcast IT guy that I would like to get back into the groove of Podcasting! Ive been off line since the end of January 2022. Our boarders opened in Rarotonga on the 13th of January 2022 and we have all been very busy welcoming our visitors back on island. Mid May, I was at the office preparing for my ‘practice run’ of re-entering back into podcasting and then Paula Valencia (From Chile) and Yves Marie (From France) enter into my office! An impromptu recording happens and as you know with so much fun, we rock this together!Enjoy and I’m so pleased to be back for you all . Thank you, Chantal TD Napa: Concierge, Dawn Breaker Game Fishing & Kia Orana Podcast. Phone (+682) 77058 chantalsconcierge.com kiaoranapodcast.com Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
John Loau is a Pacific Islander, originally born in Samoa. He lived in New Zealand during his early years, and as a child emigrated to Southern California from East L.A, to the Pacific Palisades. John then moved back to New Zealand in 2011.Statements of John Loau:“I’m a Professional Customer” “Why are we not discussing that”Amongst other business and governance roles, John is an Experience Review Specialist via Trip Advisor with posts read over 500K readers from across the globe.Reviewing everything from the local parks, eateries, hotels and other hospitality venues.  Working along side other businesses to help with their own growth.John is also a public speaker on business, current affairs, growth and other topics.Listen out for how a telephone conversation with a Cook Islands friend, ended up with his wife Amanda booking a flight to Rarotonga for them. We discuss what’s travel like in the covid 19 environment?We chatted about what you can do while here, during cyclone season like weather conditions?John shares differences in his experience here in Rarotonga from his time in Samoa?Listen out for John’s recommendations for first time travelers and also for returning travelers.Discussing opportunities for economic development and growth here in Rarotonga. To connect with our guest John Loau, his email is contact@johnloau.comofficial website 👉www.kiaoranapodcast.com If you have more questions to ask, you can contact Chantal here:Email address 👉 kiaoranapodcast@gmail.comYou enjoyed this episode? Share the episode to a friend or family member. ———————————————————————Support us today, enabling our Polynesian voices via digital media with Cook Islanders’ best interests at heart.Make a sponsorship donation from as little as $5 and help support the Kia Orana Podcast.https://kiaoranapodcast.com/donate/Meitaki Maata (thank you very much),Chantal Napa & Haydn AdamsKia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana This episode is for all of us that have started business with humble beginnings!On Friday the 24th of December 2021, I asked my friend Fiona Broadbent to come with me to my Concierge office and check out my new purchase of antique furniture. We were sitting on the antique chairs admiring the stunning mahogany table, circa 1899 that I have purchased in anticipation of the boarders opening this coming January the 13th 2022. I’m going for a different feel and look for my office this time around. Lots of renovations, and lots of changes happening. While we were watching the delivery staff unload the furniture, Fiona starts reminiscing with me about the initial days of me opening up Chantal’s Concierge in 2016. No power, no landline, no furniture, no clients - two glasses of liquid courage 6 months into the project, was how I got the ‘gall’ to record my first advertising video to the world. Releasing this onto Facebook. The comments for that first video were such as, “Check out this crazy chick who lives in Rarotonga”. A spontaneous, truthful and funny episode amongst two friends. I remember thinking, just watch me take this to the next level, with all that authentic craziness!From Chantal’s Rarotonga Living, to Chantal’s Concierge, to Dawn Breaker Game Fishing, to Kia Orana Podcast. Motivation, Attitude, Focus and Technique. If the customer buys the cause, you maybe sure that the product will follow! What ever you are selling, you have to connect it to your customer!Kia Orana Podcast with your local host Chantal Napa, click here to listen. https://kiaoranapodcast.com Website is www.chantalsconcierge.com Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
Kia Orana kia kotou katoatoa.Ko au teia ko Chantal Napa, no te Kuki Airani mai. Welcome and Thank you for joining us on, The KIA ORANA Podcast. A weekly show devoted to advocate and highlight our country, the COOK ISLANDS. Our guest today is Ukarau John. On his website Ukarau.com he quotes, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” So lets discover more about Ukarau and his bloodline roots to our outer island of Atiu, Enua Manu (Island of Birds):Kia Orana Podcast with your local host Chantal Napa, click here to listen. https://kiaoranapodcast.com Website is www.chantalsconcierge.com Kia Orana, May you live longAere Ra, FarewellKia Manuia, Good Luck and Good HealthFind out where to shop, where to eat, what to do and more in the Cook Islandschantalsconcierge.comThe Kia Orana Podcast was created as a result of lock down Covid restrictions, in 2020.
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