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Otago to sets sail for NZ

Wednesday October 15, 2014

After a brief stop in Rarotonga to stock up on some supplies and offer crew some shore leave, the HMNZS Otago is set to return to New Zealand after a lengthy mission at sea.

Atiu day banks a whopping $50K

Monday October 13, 2014

A HANDSOME $50,000 was raised during last Friday’s Atiu Day celebrations.

An air of mystery continues to surround a folder displayed last week in Parliament that claims to include the names and signatures of 12 Members of Parliament from three parties, sufficient to form a majority.

Clerk of Parliament John Tangi is defending his fellow staff members amidst mounting criticism after last week’s controversial sitting.

Cooks ‘very enjoyable’

Monday October 13, 2014

A survey of cruise ship visitors to the Cook Islands is indicating that 75 per cent of those who make it to the shores of Rarotonga and Aitutaki rate their trip very highly.

Prestigious dinner held for pearls

Monday October 13, 2014

200 residents came out to the ‘Marina Long Table Dinner’ to make a toast to the Cook Islands pearl industry on Saturday evening.

The Cook Islands black pearl industry will be the focus of tonight’s exotic ‘Marina Long Table Dinner’ – an event designed to put our local product on the international stage.

A fleet of heavy machinery is set to be deployed to all of the inhabited outer islands after the signing of a deal between government officials and a delegation from the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

Ministry of Marine Resources Secretary Ben Ponia says a tuna fishing deal hammered out between Pacific Nations and the United States could provide a significant boost in local fisheries revenues.

A number of embattled pensioners collecting New Zealand superannuation are on the verge of claiming victory after the passing of an income tax amendment by Parliament.

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