Weekend

Quack who fooled an Australian premier

BY JUMPING the legal gun and signing a purse-seine fishing deal with the European Union before the issue was decided by the High Court, the government could have opened Cook Islands up to being sued by the financial powerhouse.

Coco and Daisy in the South Pacific

Saturday August 20, 2016

Xinling Gao (Coco), is a journalist with the Shanghai Morning Post in Shanghai, China. Recently she and her friend Daisy embarked on an adventure to follow their dreams, spending a year and a half travelling to Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Australia. In the days following their visit to Rarotonga and Aitutaki, Coco wrote a story about their trip, which she kindly gave to CI News.

The Games Organisation:

Bury Andrew Marsters and I had to organise the Mini Olympics.

In honour of a young life lost

Friday August 12, 2016

THE WAVES cupped the stern of the vaka, splashing over her as she ploughed through the vastness that is the blue haze of Moana O Kiva.

In 1915 Cook Islands men began signing up to fight in The Great War.

OVER 50 guests at the National Museum on Thursday evening took the opportunity to preview a collection of special art works created by students from Rarotonga, Atiu, Mangaia and Atitutaki.

For THE last 13 years, Arerangi Tongia, Brigham Young University of Hawaii graduate and former director/curator of the National Museum of the Cook Islands has been spreading and sharing his love of his Cook Islands culture at the annual Foster City Polynesian Festival in Foster City, near San Francisco, California. 

The season of dark storms...

Monday June 20, 2016

Aitutaki-based counsellor Thomas Wynne discusses a topic few people like to talk about: suicide. His thought-provoking feature is timely, as it precedes a visit to the Cook Islands next by New Zealand comedian Mike King, who has fought his own battles with depression, addiction and recovery. King will be visiting schools on Rarotonga and Aitutaki and will be bringing a voice to the otherwise taboo subject of suicide.

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