Hundreds of Jehovah’s witnesses swell Rarotonga population for regional gathering

Hundreds of Jehovah’s witnesses swell Rarotonga population for regional gathering

Rarotonga’s Jehovah’s Witnesses following swelled from 300 to 1700 at the weekend as brothers and sisters from all over the world gathered for a regional convention in Avarua.

New vessel embarks on first deep sea research in decades

Four Cook Islanders are to be included in a research team embarking on an expedition to explore the seabed near Aitutaki this month.

Newspaper a first draft of history

Archivists’ work to scan and digitise Cook Islands News editions dating back to March 1957 has been made faster and easier with the Ministry of Culture’s new Scansnap SV600 technology.

Scientists’ call: Tax junk food

All sugary, fatty and salty foods should be taxed, says study. Jonathan Milne and Gray Clapham report.

Scientists are urging policy makers to “seriously consider” introducing a broad junk food tax to help curb the obesity epidemic.

‘I want to prove I have come to my senses’

A man who has pleaded guilty to going on a burglary spree will have to remain behind bars for until he faces his fate.

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