Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

OPINION: Atiu has received a very welcome visitor raising awareness of the gathering climate crisis. His name is Stan Walker.

Oceania cycling champs called off

Friday January 17, 2020

Cook Islands Olympic hopes unharmed by cancellation of Oceania Road Cycling Championships.

Govt must invest in shipping

Thursday January 16, 2020


“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

That famous line is from the movie Jaws – but the passenger shipping challenge facing Cook Islands government is bigger than any shark.

OPINION: The vicious rift in the Royal Family may seem a long way away in Britain – but as long as the Queen or her offspring are head of state of Cook Islands, it impacts here.

A bank ATM customer alleged to have stolen an elderly man’s money has been warned to return the cash – or face a police inquiry.

OPINION: The notorious editor of The Sun tabloid newspaper once took a phone call from the UK Prime Minister John Major, who was worried about what criticism he might face over his handling of a financial crisis

Police warn of spam from fake police

Saturday January 11, 2020

Cook Islands Police Service is asking residents to be aware of spam sent to them through Facebook Messenger or other social media, after it emerged scammers were posing as police to get people’s Bluesky PIN numbers.

Volleyball to make history

Friday January 10, 2020

The grizzled old-timer is teamed up with the young whiz kid to carry Cook Islands hopes in a ground-breaking tournament on these shores.

BCI SUMMER IN PARADISE CONTEST: Back at work after three weeks’ holiday, I’m easily distracted, and one thing will do it for sure: photos of my kids enjoying their summer break.

OPINION: I was meeting someone at Rarotonga airport, when I encountered a frustrated American tourist having a bit of a nightmare. Her bank had got the time zones confused (or some such) and hadn’t yet transferred her money orders, so she had no spending cash.

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