Reform of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Cook Islands has taken a step forward the appointment of SHAW Idea PTY, as technical advisors.

A crowd of around 40 walkers and well-wishers gathered together at the starting point of the Rarotonga cross-island trek yesterday morning to celebrate and commemorate the work of one of the Cook Islands’ most well-known sons, Pa Teuruaa.

A tourist staying at a Rarotonga resort suffered a heart attack on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a call for a medical evacuation by air.

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 aircraft was struck by lightning as it approached Rarotonga International Airport on Saturday.

Growing a resilient Cook Islands through the power of humanity is the focus of the Cook Islands Red Cross Society’s work.

At the national Anzac service on Anzac Day last month, Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters delivered what several people have since described to CINews as a particularly moving, poignant and powerful speech, with some noting that many present were even moved to tears by the QR’s words. The speech was largely based on two visits made by Marsters to Europe in recent. While space restrictions prevent us reproducing the entire speech, CINews thought it worthwhile reprinting some of the highlights, with thanks to His Excellency Tom Marsters and the QR’s official secretary Anthony Brown.

Sergeant Apolo Miria and trainee constable Patella Tou are attending the first-ever Pacific Physical Training Instructors Course (PPTIC) this week in Suva, Fiji.

Plans are in place to celebrate the Cook Islands self-proclaimed “Prince of Polynesia” as Pa Teurua’a makes his 5000th and final cross-island walk next Thursday. 

When celebrity New Zealand Maori doctor Lance O’Sullivan arrives here next week for the annual Red Cross Gala Ball, in the middle of the Cook Islands general election campaign, he may have some political news of his own to share.

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