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.
The yacht Zangano which has been berthed at Avatiu harbour since October last year, left for New Zealand via Tonga on Monday, skippered by her new owner.
Damage to a Taio Shipping vessel caused when the Tiare Taporo colliding with it in Avatiu harbour on October 8 appears to have been minor, but engineers will check the vessel thoroughly now that it is back from a voyage to Manihiki.
Cook Islands Tourism Corporation chief executive Halatoa Fua has responded to a letter to the editor from a US resident in Wednesday’s CINews.