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Taio has big plans for Grinna

Thursday July 19, 2018

After a journey lasting exactly three months and covering almost 12,000 nautical miles of ocean, Taio Shipping Ltd’s new vessel the Grinna has now arrived in Rarotonga.

Raromart will be opening a new shop in Avatiu after its store in Teotue, Tutakimoa, was razed to the ground in a fire more than a week ago.

New manager for Tower

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Tower Insurance and National Pacific Insurance (NPI) have announced the appointment of Faalepo Solofa-Isitolo as country manager for the Cook Islands.

Freight costs set to rise

Wednesday July 18, 2018

The price of diesel, petrol and LPG has risen throughout the country – bringing with it the possibility of an accompanying increase in freight costs, the price tribunal says.

The head of the regional tourism body is in the Cook Islands as part of his visitation programme to the organisation’s 18 government members.

The worst-kept secret in the Cook Islands is now finally official: UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey are coming to Rarotonga for the first time ever next January 29.

Proposal abhorrent: Mataiapo

Tuesday July 17, 2018

Manavaroa Mataiapo Tutara, Philip Marama Nicholas, traditional chief of Avana Nui, and his Ui Rangatira, - Koropuaka Rangatira Tutara Tinirau Tamarua, Koroponga Ki Aua Mata Nooroa, Koroponga Ki Runga, Kiri A Ta Unga Ierei Ama,  and Tupakau Pauline Maoate Kirikava, says that to allow a building to cast a shadow on Marae Vaerota is abhorrent to the mana, and spirituality for Ngati Kainuku and Ngati Manavaroa. 

A complaint to police last week following a vicious attack on a herd of goats by a pack of dogs has drawn attention once more to the continuing problem with uncontrolled dogs on the island.

The House of Ariki plan to oppose a planned development at Avana Point, and they also want more say in the vetting process for future developments on Rarotonga.

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