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Our favourite tourists are back – the whales!

Our favourite tourists are back – the whales!

Some regular visitors to Cook Islands are back – and earlier than expected. Covid-19 travel restrictions are still keeping tourists away, but the mighty humpbacks have returned.

‘Heartbreaking’ living conditions inspire village dream

Two papas living in a wet tin shed; a mama in a tent – these are the sad sights that are driving plans for a retirement village in Cook Islands.

PM stands strong on helmets

As helmet opponents gather for a second motorbike rally, Henry Puna acknowledges their views but says safety comes first. 

Napa: Too many tears cried for those lost in accidents

Shadow health minister Selina Napa has looked into the weeping eyes of a mother who lost her only daughter after she was killed in a motorbike accident and felt the terrible anguish and loss.

Kumete cycling

The Queen’s Birthday weekend saw the first part of this year’s Kumete programme with the Kumete cycle race on Saturday run by the Cook Islands Cycling Federation.

National

Opinion

Richard Thomson: Flu jabs for all

Richard Thomson: Flu jabs for all

Richard Thomson: Flu jabs for all

Richard Thomson: Flu jabs for all

Features

Pacific and World

Covid-19 putting stresses on Pacific women

Covid-19 putting stresses on Pacific women