Conor Leathley

Conor Leathley

Cook Islanders have seized the opportunity to take advantage of the quality tertiary education delivered by The University of the South Pacific (USP), says finance minister Mark Brown.

3 new women HoMs

Friday February 16, 2018

Three new heads of the health, education and the internal affairs ministries have been confirmed.

Valentine Holmes set for fullback role

Thursday February 15, 2018

Despite the Cronulla Sharks signing a number of high-profile fullbacks, Kuki Valentine Holmes is likely to get the first shot at the number one jersey in this weekend’s trial against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Major events for Triathlon Association

Thursday February 15, 2018

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association is gearing up for some exciting events over the next two weekends, starting with the infamous Corporate Team Triathlon Challenge this Saturday. The challenge will start at 2pm from the Tikioki Tri Site.

A number of young women took their first step towards the national netball squad last Saturday after gaining positions in the inaugural National Netball Academy in Rarotonga.

Counting on culture

Thursday February 15, 2018

This is the fourth in a series of CINews articles on the new National Culture Policy initiated by the Ministry of Cultural Development. The policy addresses five strategic goals, which will introduce a number of significant changes that are expected to be noticed from this year onwards. The fourth strategic goal is the cultural industry.

Mental health debate ongoing

Thursday February 15, 2018

Last Thursday’s Speakers Debate at the national auditorium saw an hour-long, at times inspiring and emotional, talk about the effectiveness of mental health in the Cook Islands, which was followed by discussion where panellists seemed at times reluctant to engage with questions from the public.

Touch teams evenly matched

Wednesday February 14, 2018

Conditions were cool and wet at Nikao for the third round of the Bluesky men and women’s touch competition.

Teaching realities of climate change

Wednesday February 14, 2018

A group of youngsters was invited to the New Hope Hall in Tutakimoa last week to learn about climate change, as part of the Youth Empowerment for Education for Sustainable Development workshop.

Kuki star fullback Apii Nicholls-Pualau was rewarded for her stellar 2017 season as she received the Women’s Player of the Year trophy at the New Zealand Rugby League Awards on Friday night.

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