Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Bears claim Nines title

Monday January 06, 2020

The young and spirited Arorangi Bears stunned top teams to win the Bishop’s Cruises Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise tournament over the weekend.

League slams champions Sea Eagles

Saturday January 04, 2020

Cook Islands Rugby League yesterday slammed champions Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles for failing to field a full team on day one of the Nines tournament yesterday.

The water debate continues

Saturday January 04, 2020


Several weeks ago, the Cook Islands water authority, To Tatou Vai, announced it was conducting a six-month trial of Poly-Aluminium Chloride (PACl) as a flocculation agent. 

Flocculation is a process of settling out particulate matter, for example dirt, from the water. Given that PACl is a chemical that produces a potentially toxic sludge as a byproduct of the flocculation process, this trial needed to be properly assessed for environmental impacts before it was approved.

Plastics ban deferred

Saturday January 04, 2020


The ban on single-use plastics has been deferred to the next Parliamentary sitting scheduled for next month.

Stage set for Nines

Friday January 03, 2020

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers are wary of the challenge in the Bishops Cruises Rugby League Nines in Paradise which will kick off today at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.


It’s been a year of highs and lows for sports in the Cook Islands. While netball’s win at the Pacific Games in Samoa and Cook Islands return to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 brought joy to the sporting fraternity, there were other events which provided some good lessons to the athletes and the sporting federations as we head into 2020 …

Tajiya aims to inspire

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Helping inspire others to chase and achieve their dreams is one of Tajiya Sahay’s goals for 2020.

The Miss World Oceania and Miss Cook Islands is on holiday in Europe with her family before she embarks on a journey to raise funds for charity projects around the world.

Palmerston Island has been named one of the 12 world’s most unexplored places by an American online media company.

Insider, which is known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media website, says Palmerston is a remote island in the South Pacific that’s visited by a supply ship only a couple times a year.

Cook Islands’ economic growth is expected to plummet to an average of 2.4 per cent over the next four years, estimates the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

According to a report in the 2019/20 Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update, the downturn is due to the capacity constraints experienced by the economy.

Rugby eyes major improvements

Monday December 30, 2019


Cook Islands Rugby Union is ready to put their unforgettable 2019 season behind and focus on making 2020 a successful year.

Union acting president Simiona Teiotu said they had a “mixed season” with some success and disappointments in the domestic and international competitions.

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