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A medical information service collecting health data across the Pacific is on its way to the Cook Islands.

Long wait for news on subsidy

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Cook Islands shipping companies are still waiting to find out if they will receive any of a promised $500,000 subsidy for the industry this year.

New Aussie diplomat

Monday January 29, 2018

EWEN McDonald has been appointed Australia’s next High Commissioner to New Zealand, with non-resident accreditation to the Cook Islands and Niue.

Two staff from the Airport Authority attended the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) seminar in Fiji last week.

The ministry of agriculture is awaiting the final outcome of a study of island chickens and their potential for use as a food source.

Confiscations may be wrong

Monday January 29, 2018

Cook Islands police have been confiscating bikes from owners who have been stopped for not wearing safety helmets, but there is some doubt as to whether they are operating within the law.

Internal affairs minister Albert Nicholas has confirmed the makeup of a minimum wage review panel to conduct the 2018 review of the current minimum wage rate of $7 per hour in the Cook Islands. 

Warning over water issues

Monday January 29, 2018

The water quality issues affecting Muri lagoon could soon spread to the rest of Rarotonga, the Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai wastewater project has warned.

Confusion over drink drive policy

Monday January 29, 2018

Questions have been raised over police powers to stop motorists from driving after claims that officers had confiscated keys from drivers, even though they were not over the drink drive limit.

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