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The 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts and Culture has been postponed due to growing global concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Hawaiʻi was prepared to host the international event for 11 days in June.

Be confident in your skin’

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Thirty women of all shapes and sizes celebrated International Women’s day and posed in bikinis to convey the message to others to be confident in their own skin.

Cook Islands is sending nose and mouth swab tests to New Zealand for advanced testing.

Beautification and the beast

Thursday March 05, 2020

The monster of widespread unemployment looms over the northern island of Pukapuka, with 19 government workers sent home from work. 

Fishing crew get virus OK

Thursday March 05, 2020

The Spanish purse-seining vessel Rosita C is anchored off Rarotonga for a compliance inspection and change of crew.

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

Parents and sufferers concerned at ‘lack of urgency’ in responding to dengue.

Newly-inducted student leaders of Tereora College are ready to serve. 

Cruise ships to Pa Enua banned

Monday March 02, 2020

Locals expressed alarm as passengers from luxury cruise liner MSC Magnifica were transported to Rarotonga hospital yesterday.

When an emotional Mama Vainepoto Makita was presented the Queen’s British Empire Medal of Service on her home island of Manihiki this week, she paid tribute to her father Elia Teka.

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