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.
Questions to the Health ministry regarding the feasibility of installing a dialysis machine at Rarotonga have gone unanswered.
The Cook Islands chapter of the distinguished international association of gastronomy, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, is playing in the ‘big league’.
Possession of the Vaimaanga hotel property commonly known as “The Sheraton” has been handed back to Takitumu paramount chief Pa Ariki.
Members of the religious sect known as the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCG) invaded the CINews reception area shortly after midday on Thursday, refusing to leave unless they could air their grievances over the newspaper’s coverage of their activities with newspaper publisher John Woods.
Prime minister Henry Puna sees a future of “enhanced connectivity” between the Cook Islands and China, accompanied by a potentially huge increase in Chinese tourists.
Prime minister Henry Puna has acknowledged China’s support for Cook Islands aspirations to pursue a more independent foreign policy.