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Boat crew rescue injured turtle

Wednesday March 07, 2018

An endangered green sea turtle that lost a front flipper after becoming entangled in a mass of orange rope at sea has been safely released back into the ocean.

Police dog in fishing boat search

Wednesday March 07, 2018

Aitutaki may have seen its first kuri on the island for a very long time, after a police dog was brought over from Rarotonga to inspect the Nino Maravilla, an old Ecuadorian fishing vessel widely rumoured to have been involved in transporting illegal drugs to the Cook Islands.

In the wake of the government’s recently passed Income Tax Amendment and VAT Amendment Bill, the job of the team at the Cook Islands Tax Amnesty Office is about to change.

Port trespasses Tiare Taporo

Monday March 05, 2018

A trespass notice served on the Tiare Taporo by the Ports Authority is being contested by owners Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL), who have applied to the High Court for an interim injunction against it.

The mystery surrounding an old fishing vessel detained at Aitutaki is starting to lift.

Passengers stranded in Palmerston

Wednesday February 28, 2018

A group of a dozen passengers bound for Pukapuka have been stranded on Palmerston Island for almost two weeks now and look likely to be there for at least another fortnight.

Remembering Papa Tom Hesketh

Monday February 26, 2018

It was almost standing room only for latecomers to the memorial service for the late Tom Hesketh at the Edgewater Resort & Spa on Wednesday.

A group of five students became the Cook Islands’ first ever pharmacy technician graduates at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) graduation yesterday.

Deadline passes for Tiare Taporo

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Despite a deadline imposed by the Ports Authority on Saturday requiring that the Tiare Taporo sail out into open ocean by Tuesday this week at the latest, the harbour-bound vessel owned by Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) was still in port when CINews went to print yesterday evening.

Brown sways Chamber on tax amnesty

Tuesday February 20, 2018

It is hoped a special meeting of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce with finance minister Mark Brown last week will be the start of “more regular and open dialogue with the minister” says chamber president Stephen Lyon.

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