Newly-inducted Nukutere College head boy William Thompson-Katuke and head girl Teremoana
Tetava know they are in for a challenging year of leadership, but say they are up for it.
Seven cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed on Rarotonga and the wider community is urged to destroy potential mosquito breeding sites to prevent an outbreak.
The people of Murienua got down and dirty for the good of their community last weekend, urgently cleaning out the Muri a Vai to improve the health and safety of their homes.
The Cook Islands is set to see an increase of cruise ships in the harbour this year as Tourism Cook Islands targets the potential wealth they can bring to the islands.
With a budget policy statement, new tax systems, new coin designs, and a development partners meeting in the pipeline it is fair to say the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management has a big year ahead.