Weekend

Soldier’s efforts to be remembered

Saturday February 21, 2015

This year will commemorate the 100th Year of the Cook Islands men enlisting in the New Zealand Army, and the Cook Islands Soldiers of World War One committee, (CISWWO) is planning to make the 2015 commemoration a big success. 

The Laughing Samoans are set to get the weekend off to a giggling start when they perform at the National Auditorium tonight.

Emotional homecoming to Mauke

Monday February 26, 2018

I had something of a spiritual experience last week –  although I’m not really that sort of guy – and ticked or half ticked something off my bucket list at the same time.

Rarotonga is mourning the death of yet another icon: Mousie Skews, who died on Friday after a long battle with cancer.

A whale of an encounter!

Monday October 09, 2017

Whale researcher Nan Hauser wrote this personal account of her exciting encounter with a 50-tonne humpback last week, especially for CINews.

Gerald McCormack director of the Natural Heritage Trust, explains the story behind the success of establishing the Kura (Rimatara Lorikeet) on Atiu, where the bird had previously been absent for 200 years.

Minimising impact of nodule mining

Saturday December 05, 2015

The aspects of seabed nodule mining that require criteria of maximum-acceptable impact include:

 A potentially serious and alarming situation is looming for many of Rarotonga's accommodators, restaurateurs, bars, traders, public and private buildings as well as private residents.

Sarah Wilson recalls the time back in 1995 when a group of Rarotonga residents became involved in a huge protest campaign against nuclear testing on the French Polynesian island of Mururoa. The local protest effort was aided by the Cook Islands government, which arranged for the voyaging canoe Te Au O Tonga to join the protest flotilla.

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