Cameron Scott is the former editor of several community newspapers in New Zealand. He is now editor of the daily Cook Islands News, a position he has held previously. A former travel writer and features editor, he has operated an advertising and public relations company as well as a small publishing venture. Before moving back to the Cook Islands he worked as a freelance writer and relieving community newspapers editor for the Bay of Plenty Times in Tauranga, New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.