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.
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.
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.
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.
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.