Emotional homecoming for Margaret

Monday December 11, 2017

When Margaret Mitchell left Rarotonga on August 6, 1970 at the age of six, she took with her fond memories of her stay on the island where she had lived from the age of just two months.

For the last four years, I have been living on the beautiful atoll of Manihiki, in the northern islands of the Cook Islands. As school principal of Ruamanu School, I have also been observing the community’s increasing use of new technologies to access university studies.  

The Cook Islands police have been put through their search and rescue paces this week, with training from the Rescue and Coordination Centre of New Zealand (RCCNZ).

All business for visiting mentors

Monday December 11, 2017

Bruce Taylor and Terry Gillespie chuckle as they think about the last eight years they’ve spent visiting the Cook Islands.

BSP celebrates festive season

Monday December 11, 2017

BSP Cook Islands celebrated the imminent arrival of Christmas in style on Wednesday night with their annual Christmas function.

One shade of grey for tax laws

Monday December 11, 2017

Cook Islands has one year to bring their tax laws into line with European Union (EU) standards to avoid being considered “non-cooperative” in tax matters by the European Commission.

With just days to go until the nationwide gun amnesty ends, the Cook Islands Police Service is still encouraging all those in possession of firearms to meet the deadline. 

A Cook Islands delegation led by Internal Affairs acting secretary Paul Allsworth took part in the Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting (PLMAM) in Brisbane, Australia last month.

Accusations fly at tuna meeting

Friday December 08, 2017

Helen Greig reports on the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission’s meeting in Manila, Philippines.

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