$11k stolen from lonely woman

$11k stolen from lonely woman

A lonely Cook Islands woman in her 60s has been scammed of $11,000 by an internet con artist pretending to offer her love.

Cooks become Pacific’s first developed island nation

Cook Islands has graduated to “developed” nation status – but despite dire warnings, is expected to lose barely a cent of overseas aid.

Ships detained as lost boy’s family grieves

As 7-year-old Lapana Tupou’s family and friends mourned him at a memorial service, maritime safety investigators swooped on the shipping company he was lost from. 

Water boss leaves amid uncertainty

Anti-chlorine groups says replacing To Tatou Vai head is a chance to take a fresh look at water treatment plans. 

Seabed mining: ‘I see us taking the lead’

The Cook Islands will be ready to harvest precious metals from the ocean floor in just five years.

Local

Miss Cook Islands 2019 contestants put on first catwalk show

Politics

Delay in the new Chamber construction

Crime

Police target dog owners

Weather

Is it a bird, it is a vaka? No, it’s a Cooks star!

Health

PM Puna issues  health caution in Niue speech

Outer Islands

Desperate hope for 7yo boy overboard

Education

We believe the teachers  are the future – union

Environment

Source of fuel leak is traced

Culture

Just give it a go,’ says winning singer

Economy

Water boss leaves amid uncertainty