Numerous crashes and injuries sustained by novice motorcycle riders while doing their licence tests have prompted police to enforce a new helmet rule.
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.
Preparations are well under way for the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant, to be held in the Cook Islands in December.
Behind the scenes of the crowning of a new Miss Cook Islands, a storm has been brewing over the legal validity of her title, and the two separate Miss Cook Islands committees.