Colourful floats moving through Avarua this morning will mark the start of the week of Te Maeva Nui celebrations in commemoration of 49 years of self-governance.
Ministry of Marine Resources Secretary Ben Ponia has expressed concern with the state of negotiations between Pacific Island nations and the United States over American access to the Pacific tuna fishery.
The Cook Islands national sevens team made it to the bowl final of the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament in Glasgow.
Local businessman and Mayor of Atiu, George Taoro Brown, has been discharged without conviction on a charge of receiving stolen cigarettes valued at $13,597.
Two more people have been charged in relation to burglaries on four separate Rarotonga businesses in June.