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PSL vessel still sitting in harbour

Friday February 02, 2018

The reference to “both shipping companies” in a media statement from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management yesterday, confirms the troubled Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) will not qualify for participation in a pilot subsidy for shipping services to the northern islands.

Cook Islands dancers travel Europe

Wednesday January 31, 2018

A dance team from the Cook Islands is helping to promote the country at key travel events across Europe.

Pacific leaders trip inspires Kokaua

Wednesday January 31, 2018

This month’s Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii was a life-changing experience for Te Ipukarea Society project officer Liam Kokaua, giving him skills he hopes to use to the benefit of the Cook Islands.

Japan donates fire trucks

Wednesday January 31, 2018

The government of Japan has provided three emergency vehicles for the fire rescue station in Teimurimotia under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Demand soars at Te Are Manu

Wednesday January 31, 2018

The police crackdown on dog registrations has led to a surge in owners looking to have their pets desexed, and vet clinic Te Are Manu is struggling to keep up with demand.

Rupe rumour raises wildlife concerns

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Rumours that native birds are being trapped and sold for food on Rarotonga have led to calls for local species to be protected.

Visitor numbers hit all-time high

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Visitor arrivals to the Cook Islands soared to an all-time high after the country welcomed 161,362 visitors to its shores last year.

Speaker airs harassment issue

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Lisa Sadaraka, programme leader for the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management at AUT University, will be speaking to Cook Islands industry partners and community members at the Cook Islands Tourism Global Breakfast Update on Thursday.

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.

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