It is with a great sense of pride that the government of the Cook Islands has been able to gift the Cook Islands Voyaging society and the vaka Marumaru Atua $255,000 so she can be restored and repaired after the devastating fire last year at Avatiu, says prime minister Henry Puna.
The return on investment made by the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund (CINSF) is expected to remain volatile in coming months.
The 38-year-old tourist who died in a motorbike crash at the seawall in Nikao on Sunday has been identified as Michael Kemp.
A proposed maximum stay of eight months for international visitors to the Cook Islands other than New Zealanders will address an issue that has seen non-Cook Islanders leveraging bona fide visitor provisions in the Cook Islands Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72 (ERD) to remain in this country indefinitely.
Top seed Kerikeri High School is expecting a tough challenge from the local teams in the Edgewater Under-16 College Sevens Tournament which starts today at Arorangi Field.