Weekend

This week CI News features a 50 Tamariki Kuki Airani profile on Cook Islands scientist Teina Rongo. The 50 Tamariki series was started on Facebook last year by Cook Islands journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan. It profiles ordinary Cook Islanders doing extraordinary things.

Generous gift will boost learning

Monday October 05, 2015

Students from Apii Te Uki Ou and Papaaroa College have the right gear to become more tech-savvy thanks to a generous gifts from a Chinese school.

Reunion celebrates past members

Monday September 28, 2015

A sea of black and white floated through the Islander Hotel on Saturday night for a night of remembrance, celebration and socialising.

Diners get taste of students’ talents

Saturday September 19, 2015

Fresh kaikai, good company, and aspiring local chefs changing the way food is prepared in the Cook Islands...what more could you want? CI News reporter Phillipa Webb got an opportunity to taste the creations of the final Kai Reka Bistro & Bar for 2015 and chat to Hospitality/Services faculty head Mike Goldstein about the new direction of the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute...

Fruit shortage sparks impressive venture

Saturday September 19, 2015

Derek Fox describes an exciting new venture on Aitutaki which is showing the way forward for the production of fruit and produce on the island.

The eco warrior of Mangaia...

Saturday September 19, 2015

This is the story of Tereapii Muriaiti, the “eco warrior Mangaia. The story is part of a series called “50 Tamariki of Kuki Airani.” Telling the stories of ordinary Cook Islanders who have achieved extraordinary things. It was written by Florence Syme Buchanan.

A gentle Cook Islander

Saturday September 05, 2015

This profile by Florence Syme Buchanan is another in a series called “50 Tamariki Kuki Airani.” The series, which is also on Facebook, profiles interesting Cook Islanders born after 1965. The page was created in celebration of the Cook Islands’ 50 years of self-governance and as a platform for the stories of ordinary Cook Islanders who have achieved extraordinary things.

When Father John Rovers told the congregation at St Mary’s Catholic Church last Sunday morning that he would conduct one more Mass the following Sunday and would then be going ‘to paradise’, it raised more than a few chuckles.

Development Economist Vaine Wichman has worked extensively throughout the country as a development economist. She began writing this column in response to women and men who asked her to explain the working of the economy. Views in this column are Vaine’s.

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