MEMBERS of the Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade left Rarotonga for Auckland on Thursday afternoon prepared to compete in the annual fundraiser of the Sky Tower Challenge for Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

UK team works on CI database

Friday May 17, 2019

Cook Islands naturalist Gerald McCormack is heading to the UK to work on the Cook Islands Biodiversity Database.

Creative Trail walker James Talbot has less than a month left to complete the 3200-kilometre walk of the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.

Concerns are being raised about how close eager tourists get to endangered sea turtles in the congested Avaavaroa passage.

Tour guides have started pulling out of Avaavaroa Passage, saying it has become too crowded and dangerous to take visitors there.

Cook Islanders in Hamilton who attended a welcoming event for James Talbot have pledged $20 each towards the Creative Trail fundraiser.

It is with a great sense of pride, that the government of the Cook Islands was able to gift the Cook Islands Voyaging Society (CIVS) and the Vaka Marumaru Atua $255,000 towards the restoration and repairs of the traditional vessel said prime minister Henry Puna.

“It has been hard seeing James do the walk, I do get apprehensive sometimes but then I just brush it off,” says the Creative Trail walker’s wife, Mereani Talbot.

An 86-year-old magician from Japan will be visiting the Cook Islands later this month, performing various magic acts for children on Rarotonga and Mangaia.

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