Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott is the former editor of several community newspapers in New Zealand. He is now editor of the daily Cook Islands News, a position he has held previously. A former travel writer and features editor, he has operated an advertising and public relations company as well as a small publishing venture. Before moving back to the Cook Islands he worked as a freelance writer and relieving community newspapers editor for the Bay of Plenty Times in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

Only three people turned up to a meeting in the dining room of parliament last Wednesday to discuss setting up a new organisation aimed at protecting and preserving the interests of former Members of Parliament.

One of the most important traditional ceremonies to be held on Rarotonga for many years brought crowds of spectators to Avatiu yesterday morning as the historic investiture for Makea George Karika Ariki began.

Bad weather causes landing delay

Thursday December 13, 2018

Low cloud, torrential rain and wind were to blame for the delayed landing of an Air New Zealand Boeing 772 at Rarotonga International Airport on Sunday.

Attendance at public consultations late last month for proposed new immigration regulations was disappointing, says Principal Immigration Officer, Kairangi Samuela.

No signs, no excuse say police

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Police officers operating a radar gun outside the police headquarters in Avarua are handing out fines to motorists for speeding, despite the fact there is no road sign indicating a reduced speed limit through the town area.

$10 million grant story hits home

Monday December 10, 2018

A story posted on CINews’ Facebook page about China proposing to give the Cook Islands $10 million for “unspecified projects”, has attracted the second most comments of any story on the newspaper’s Facebook site this year.

Climate change finance on COP24 agenda

Saturday December 08, 2018

Funding for both mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts continues to be an important issue for the Cook Islands at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24), now being held in Katowice, Poland.

A proposed maximum stay of eight months for international visitors to the Cook Islands other than New Zealanders will address an issue that has seen non-Cook Islanders leveraging bona fide visitor provisions in the Cook Islands Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72 (ERD) to remain in this country indefinitely.

Truck riding rules raised again

Thursday December 06, 2018

Truck drivers who allow anyone to ride in a manner in which they are at risk or in danger will be liable for prosecution.

The by-election in Ivirua, Mangaia, brought about by the recent death of Demo MP Tony Armstrong, will be held on Monday, January 21 next year.

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