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. 

‘Lost Tribe’ campaign stalwart Les Priest says he’s “obviously delighted” that after years of fruitless lobbying for changes to the New Zealand pension eligibility laws, those rules will finally be altered in favour of realm countries such as the Cook Islands.

Colombian no captain: Lawyer

Monday March 12, 2018

Lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen says allegations in a story in CINews on Thursday that Colombian national Luis Felipe Garcia Atehortua was the captain of a boat which is the target of police investigations on Aitutaki, are untrue.

Visitors tour ancient marae

Thursday March 08, 2018

Some members of the delegation accompanying New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern on her first visit to the Cook Islands were treated to a spirited turou (welcome) at Highland Paradise yesterday.

With March forecast to offer mostly hot and humid weather, CINews went online to find some advice about keeping cool.

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.

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