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Pacific Resort gives to Inmates

Monday April 01, 2019

Inmates at the Arorangi Prison received about $2000 of linen consisting of towels, sheets, pillows, pillow protectors, bath robes and mattress protectors from the Pacific Resort kitchen staff yesterday.

For the past five years, Pacific Resort has run a community outreach programme where each department decides whom will receive their donations.

Luther Zainy, head chef at the resort approached minister Angene to inquire what items they could donate to the inmates.

Zainy said he hopes the inmates will have a good night’s sleep with the linen they have gifted, have good thoughts and maybe this will help out with their rehabilitation.

“We are a small community; we continue to give to the


Angene said he is thankful to Zainy and the Pacific resort kitchen department for selecting the Arorangi Prison as the recipient of the hotels March donation.

In the past the Teimurimotia Fire Rescue station, Creative Centre, Takitumu and Rutaki schools are only a few who have benefited from the generosity of the Pacific Resort community outreach programme.           

To coincide with the Mana Tiaki week from April 1 Cook Islands Tourism with their partners have organised a Green Expo at the Discover Marine and Wildlife Eco Centre in Arorangi on Wednesday April 3 from 9am.

Day 54: 78 days to go

Wednesday March 27, 2019

James Talbot has 78 more days left to walk the Te Araroa Trail to raise $300,000 for the Creative Centre in Rarotonga.

The Teimurimotia Volunteer Fire Rescue Brigade in Titikaveka is pleased to officially thank the NZ High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Tessa Te Mata for equipment that was donated to their fire station.

New editor for CI News

Wednesday March 27, 2019

COOK ISLANDS NEWS has announced the appointment of a new editor, as its online readership is hitting new highs.

James Talbot continues his Creative Trail walk through the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand aiming to raise $300,000.

Mana Tiaki starts next week

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The Mana Tiaki week that will showcase a variety of cultural demonstrations, live music and dancing, and encourage audience participation is fast approaching and everyone is welcome to attend.

83 more days to go for Talbot

Monday March 25, 2019

Creative Trail walker James Talbot has 83 more days to walk the Te Areroa Trail in New Zealand to complete the 3200 kilometres walk.

Lots to do, eat and see at market

Saturday March 23, 2019

During one of my weekly Saturday trips to Punanga Nui Market in downtown Avarua I visited a hut named Mokoero Arts and Crafts, owned by Sharon and Henry Tavioni, located near the stage where the island show is performed every Saturday. 

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