Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Punanga Nui market turns 25

Friday November 24, 2017

Punanga Nui Market was opened with all the pomp and ceremony fit for a king, or at least an heir to the throne, when Prince Edward cut the ribbon in 1992.

Muri drowning victims identified

Friday November 24, 2017

One of the two men who drowned at Muri lagoon Tuesday morning has now been identified by as US Republican State Representative for South Dakota, Craig Tieszen, 68.

Aitutaki airport marks 75th year

Thursday November 23, 2017

Aitutaki airport was built in turbulent times during World War Two, and in its heyday was even visited by internationally-known movie stars. 

Two drown in attempt to cross reef

Thursday November 23, 2017

A small group of visiting family and friends are today coming to terms with a tragedy following the death of two members of their wedding party yesterday morning at Muri Lagoon.

Few MPs at legislation workshop

Wednesday November 22, 2017

MPs are this week attending a workshop facilitated by representatives of the United Nations Development Program to learn how to better scrutinise and review bills that are to be debated in the second and final sitting of parliament for the year, starting on Monday.

ADB opens local office at Nikao

Tuesday November 21, 2017

The Asian Development Bank now have their own premises in Nikao following a grand opening on Friday afternoon attended by around 30 guests, including deputy prime minister Teariki Heather.

Huge cost for vaka repair

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Getting the damaged vaka Marumaru Atua back into the water could cost up to $250,000.

Bishop to pay over $250,000

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Former MP and One Cook Islands Party leader Teina Bishop, convicted of corruption in July 2016, has settled out of court, agreeing to pay the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development a total of $254,000.

Teina Rongo’s theory of migration

Monday November 20, 2017

Having had a nasty bout of ciguatera poisoning for the seventh time, you’d think Dr Teina Rongo would have learned his lesson once and for all about eating reef fish.

Living in a town nearly two-hour’s drive from Sydney with a population of only 2,500 people, Elizabeth Cranny says she sees some similarities to calling Rarotonga home.

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