At 60kg, big tongue-lolling Onion is not typical of the world-famous small, stumpy Raro dog. But very little is typical now as Cook Islands’ long white beaches empty of tourists and their friendly companions.

When one door closes, another opens, says Miss World Oceania Tajiya Sahay.

No alcohol delivery, says police

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Police say those consuming alcohol at the quarantine facility should keep their behaviour under control. 

Tents for prison

Wednesday May 20, 2020

When Arorangi Prison went into lockdown because of the threat of Covid-19, the co-operation of inmates and their families was praised by Minister of Corrections George Angene and Superintendent Teariki Purua.

Ngapoko Ben Goldie’s life will be celebrated at the Game Fishing Club this afternoon. 

Papa Jack rescues kitten

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Papa Jack has climbed hundreds of coconut trees – back on Nassau, it was to get coconuts. More recently on Raro, the champion climber who works for Koka Lagoon Cruises has become a star with the tourists; his name appears in dozens of travel stories in international media.

Students, workers and returning Cook Islanders from around the world plead for better information. 

Cook Islands Fishing Club members were glad to finally catch up over a few cold ones over the weekend.

There’s that saying, you can take the boy out of the island, but you can’t take the island out of the boy.

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