Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

PM admits holiday inference

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Caretaker PM Henry Puna has admitted people might have thought that there would be a public holiday on Friday, June 15, on Rakahanga based on what he said during a Cook Islands Party (CIP) meeting on the island on June 12.

What was supposed to be a fiery contest between the two top teams in Rarotonga turned out to be a dull fixture in round three Rarotonga Club 15s competition on Saturday.

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort managing director Tata Crocombe says investigators have confirmed “no suspicious circumstances” were involved in the fire which destroyed three accommodation units and a beach bar.

Ariki unhappy with Avana plan

Monday August 13, 2018

The House of Ariki is not happy with the proposed development at Avana Point as the group comprising high chiefs fear it may destroy historical sites in the area.

Unbeaten Eels, Panthers clash

Saturday August 11, 2018

An epic battle is set for round three of the Rarotonga club rugby competition this afternoon at The Swamp.

Climate change meeting to resume

Saturday August 11, 2018

Consultations on the development of a National Climate Change Policy and Cook Islands Country Programme under the Green Climate Fund will resume next week.

Chiefs ponder legislating customs

Saturday August 11, 2018

The House of Ariki has revived talk of legislating customary values to ensure their rights on certain issues are protected under Cook Islands law.

Petition hearings underway

Saturday August 11, 2018

A number of witnesses took the stand in High Court yesterday to give evidence regarding the Rakahanga electoral petition filed by Democratic Party leader Tina Browne following the May 14 general election.

Nominations are open for the top roles in the governing Cook Islands Party (CIP) in the lead up to its conference on Monday next week.

Burglaries worry leaders

Friday August 10, 2018

The House of Ariki is concerned with the escalating rate of burglaries on Rarotonga, especially those committed by juveniles.

Page 2 of 298