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A proposed maximum stay of eight months for international visitors to the Cook Islands other than New Zealanders will address an issue that has seen non-Cook Islanders leveraging bona fide visitor provisions in the Cook Islands Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72 (ERD) to remain in this country indefinitely.

Truck riding rules raised again

Thursday December 06, 2018

Truck drivers who allow anyone to ride in a manner in which they are at risk or in danger will be liable for prosecution.

The by-election in Ivirua, Mangaia, brought about by the recent death of Demo MP Tony Armstrong, will be held on Monday, January 21 next year.

Venue to be transformed for UB40

Monday December 03, 2018

If you are going to next year’s UB40 concert at the National Auditorium, you’re in for a treat.

New Zealand’s decision to block a proposal to use telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei because of national security concerns will have little impact on the Cook Islands, says Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson.

A male tourist who posted a video on Facebook of himself driving recklessly, drinking, speeding, not wearing a helmet and performing off-road stunts has been let off with a warning, provoking anger on social media from locals.

Friendly Mart bounces back from fire

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Arorangi’s landmark business, the Friendly Mart, is back – and in a new building.

A sunny welcome home for Sir Tom

Monday November 26, 2018

In bright and sunny weather, Rarotonga turned on a right royal welcome home for the country’s new knight, Sir Tom Marsters and his wife Lady Tuaine on Saturday afternoon.

Action on illegal dump falters

Monday November 26, 2018

Efforts by the National Environment Service to take action over an illegal dump in Akaoa No1 Road appear to have become mired in bureaucracy.

Mining talk horrifies visitor

Wednesday November 21, 2018

A visitor who says he overheard two conversations last week between a group of Americans as to how they could best take advantage of seabed mining in the Cook Islands, says he was so disturbed by the conversations, he decided to go public with them.

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