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. 

Music in a tree, for free

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Beach-goers braving a breezy Muri beach on Sunday afternoon were treated to some excellent free entertainment from two locals perched on a platform in an ironwood tree.

A great weekend to stay indoors

Monday February 12, 2018

Big swells and continual rain and cloud over the weekend made for miserable conditions over the weekend. On Friday, most of the action centred around the port, where the order was made to boat owners to get their vessels out of the water or out of the harbour by 5pm.

Trip to Pukapuka is smooth sailing

Friday February 09, 2018

The Lady Moana departed for Palmerston and Pukapuka yesterday afternoon with 22 passengers aboard, ahead of warnings, later dropped, that Rarotonga could encounter heavy swells and high winds severe enough to require evacuation of the harbour by today.

The One China Policy (OCP) aid platform is the Cook Islands’ stairway to “developed” and “aid-free” status, says developer Tim Tepaki.

PSL vessel still sitting in harbour

Friday February 02, 2018

The reference to “both shipping companies” in a media statement from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management yesterday, confirms the troubled Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) will not qualify for participation in a pilot subsidy for shipping services to the northern islands.

A cheerful start for young pupils

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Rutaki school pupils made a cheerful start to the new school year yesterday morning, with new pupils and older ones mingling to attend an upbeat assembly addressed by new school principal Poti Maeva.

Focus on negotiations

Monday January 15, 2018

With possible graduation from developing country status to developed within the next couple of years, the Cook Islands Government continues to strengthen its ability to manage the evolving global geopolitical and economic environment in which it has to operate.

The row over an Australian senator’s criticism of Chinese aid activities in Pacific countries gained momentum yesterday, with specific mention of the Cook Islands’ involvement with the Asian superpower mentioned in several online news stories.

A Christchurch botanist who devoted three decades of research into the wild plants and flowers of the Cook Islands, has died aged 90.

Tourists are continuing to play Russian roulette with the country’s motorcycle helmet laws despite continued warnings from the Cook Islands Police Service and from motorcycle rental outlets.

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