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Fiji charter flights ‘canned’

Monday December 17, 2018

Two charter flights that were to have offered non-stop travel to and from Fiji during the festive season, have been cancelled.

Delayed voyage to set off for north

Monday December 17, 2018

A Taio Shipping Services vessel is set to begin the long trip to the northern island of Manihiki today.

Atiu resident Tereapii Porio Maka Kea says Agriculture minister Rose Brown’s reply to his letter to the editor of CINews about government employment issues on Atiu contains “false information.”

Only three people turned up to a meeting in the dining room of parliament last Wednesday to discuss setting up a new organisation aimed at protecting and preserving the interests of former Members of Parliament.

One of the most important traditional ceremonies to be held on Rarotonga for many years brought crowds of spectators to Avatiu yesterday morning as the historic investiture for Makea George Karika Ariki began.

Bad weather causes landing delay

Thursday December 13, 2018

Low cloud, torrential rain and wind were to blame for the delayed landing of an Air New Zealand Boeing 772 at Rarotonga International Airport on Sunday.

Attendance at public consultations late last month for proposed new immigration regulations was disappointing, says Principal Immigration Officer, Kairangi Samuela.

No signs, no excuse say police

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Police officers operating a radar gun outside the police headquarters in Avarua are handing out fines to motorists for speeding, despite the fact there is no road sign indicating a reduced speed limit through the town area.

$10 million grant story hits home

Monday December 10, 2018

A story posted on CINews’ Facebook page about China proposing to give the Cook Islands $10 million for “unspecified projects”, has attracted the second most comments of any story on the newspaper’s Facebook site this year.

Climate change finance on COP24 agenda

Saturday December 08, 2018

Funding for both mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts continues to be an important issue for the Cook Islands at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24), now being held in Katowice, Poland.

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