With support from the Adaptation Fund, the Cook Islands is strengthening its vulnerable coastlines on the low-lying atoll of Penrhyn to protect the community from the increased intensity and frequency of king tides, tidal surges and natural disasters due to climate change.
The Cook Islands Police Service yesterday morning marked the anniversary of the shooting tragedy that claimed the lives of three people in Vaimaanga in October 2016.
Past cyclone experiences have prompted the government to take some bold steps in reviewing and updating its institutional arrangements for disaster management.
Wishing each of girls the best of luck in their upcoming beauty pageants, Polynesian Rentals have donated $3,000 to Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith, Miss Cook Islands International Salis Tuaputa, and Miss Earth Cook Islands Mona Taio, who is already in the Philippines for her campaign.
Gaylene Preston, a New Zealand film maker who visited Rarotonga to premiere her movie My Year with Helen last night, made time to see a group of young aspiring film makers on Monday afternoon.
A story in CINews last week highlighting problems caused by an increase in youth offending has caught the attention of local and international media.