Fund raising for the Cook Islands Cyclone Gita Appeal got off to a strong start yesterday morning with the Rotary Club donating $2000 to the cause.

The newly-formed Puaikura Aquatics Club was incorporated yesterday and at the same time it conducted a special swimming lesson for Year 4 pupils of Apii Arorangi at the Cook Islands Divers premises in Arorangi.

Vaka Pride judges impressed

Thursday February 22, 2018

The effort of the Rarotonga community in the latest round of the Vaka Pride competition has impressed the judges but they say there is still need for improvements in some areas.

Airspace earns $300k annually

Thursday February 22, 2018

Cook Islands earn over $300,000 per annum from airlines using the country’s airspace, Prime Minister Henry Puna has confirmed.

Tourist drowns at Vaimaanga

Thursday February 22, 2018

An elderly man believed to be a tourist visiting Rarotonga died from drowning in Vaimaanga on Monday afternoon.

PM inspects Raro roads for himself

Thursday February 22, 2018

Constant criticism about the state of the roads in Rarotonga led prime minister Henry Puna to get into his car and inspect them himself.

Lawyer to run land course

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Local lawyer Paul Lynch (U’anga Tauei Napa) will be running a land course starting on March 1, to help educate interested Cook Islanders on the subject.

Deadline passes for Tiare Taporo

Wednesday February 21, 2018

Despite a deadline imposed by the Ports Authority on Saturday requiring that the Tiare Taporo sail out into open ocean by Tuesday this week at the latest, the harbour-bound vessel owned by Pacific Schooners Ltd (PSL) was still in port when CINews went to print yesterday evening.

Cook Islands on dengue alert

Wednesday February 21, 2018

With a new outbreak of dengue in surrounding Pacific islands, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health held a stakeholders meeting last Friday to examine the state of dengue surrounding the Cooks, and at prevention measures.

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