This profile was written while Ian George was still alive, so is written in the living tense. It was written for the newsletter of Tautai, an organisation dedicated to the development and ongoing support of Pacific arts and artists.
In response to your front page (Wednesday) lambasting of government transparency, and your own individual criticism about plagiarism, I have a few views of my own. My perspectives (unlike yours) are based on working in and with the media – and working outside of the media industry, in the Cook Islands. I didn’t just show up yesterday like you or your unending string of reporters from overseas.
ANZ tyesterday announced Simon Laurie as ANZ CEO Cook Islands, effective immediately, reporting to ANZ Pacific CEO Vishnu Mohan.
Kicking a ball, jumping through hoops and running through the grass are all kids really want to do on their weekend breaks, and thanks to Michelle Paiti and her superhero team members, they managed to cater to that need for almost 200 Rarotonga kids this week.
Cook Islands Rugby League (CIRL) has confirmed they will impose a monetary fine on Avatiu Nikao Eels for forfeiting yesterday’s premier match against Aitutaki Sharks.