Richard Moore

Richard Moore

The result of the RAPPA by-election makes it very unlikely there will be an early general election in the Cook Islands.

People eligible for a child benefit are in for “a considerable increase” in next month’s Budget.

Police are widening and extending the firearms amnesty introduced earlier this year in a bid to get control of guns in the country.

Controversial yacht set to go

Tuesday May 23, 2017

One of the Cooks Islands longest-staying guests, the yacht Zangano - is nearing the end of its time in our waters.

One of New Zealand’s main fighting vessels, the HMNZS Te Mana, is expected to arrive in Rarotonga today.

Action on pesticide problem

Monday May 22, 2017

The Cook Islands has joined with 11 other Pacific nations to try to deal with the problem of poorly-managed use of pesticides and herbicides.

Police are conducting a cyber-safety programme in Rarotonga’s schools in a bid to protect young people from cybercrime.

A late start and technical issues failed to take the sparkle off an exciting and colourful Senior Dancer of the Year event at the National Auditorium.

A  happy and relieved Albert Nicholas has been returned to the Cook Islands parliament with a much-increased majority.

Big turnout for by-election

Thursday May 18, 2017

A large turnout of voters kept electoral officials at the RAPPA polling station busy yesterday as they had their say on who should represent them in parliament.

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