A United Nations human rights committee grilled the government yesterday about treating people in same-sex relationships as criminals.

More than 100,000 Cook Islanders, scattered around the world like atolls in an ocean. 85,000 in New Zealand. 25,000 in Australia. More dotted around the fringes of the Pacific, the US and further afield in Europe.

Cruise tourists to be evacuated

Wednesday March 04, 2020

The troubled cruise ship MSC Magnifica left two passengers behind in Rarotonga hospital, when it left Cook Islands on Monday night.

The Australian government has slashed health aid to Cook Islands by 75 per cent over the past five years, new figures say.

New Zealand’s deputy prime minister has postponed bringing a business and community delegation to Cook Islands to develop partnerships.

Outgoing water chief ‘faced challenging issues not of his own making’.

Government asks for more money

Saturday February 22, 2020

MPs will vote on whether to dip into next year’s Budget to address about $5m shortfall for pipeline works.

Cook Islands-flagged ship safe

Thursday February 20, 2020

The Cook Islands registered Turkish cargo ship and its crew are safe after a military attack on the port it has berthed in Tripoli, Libya.

Government has paid about a third of a million dollars in Christmas bonus to welfare beneficiaries.

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