Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott is the former editor of several community newspapers in New Zealand. He is now editor of the daily Cook Islands News, a position he has held previously. A former travel writer and features editor, he has operated an advertising and public relations company as well as a small publishing venture. Before moving back to the Cook Islands he worked as a freelance writer and relieving community newspapers editor for the Bay of Plenty Times in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

Prime minister Henry Puna sees a future of “enhanced connectivity” between the Cook Islands and China, accompanied by a potentially huge increase in Chinese tourists.

Praise for China’s support

Thursday July 20, 2017

Prime minister Henry Puna has acknowledged China’s support for Cook Islands aspirations to pursue a more independent foreign policy. 

Norman says celebration 'hollow'

Thursday July 13, 2017

Lawyer and former politician Norman George has launched a stinging attack on the observance of the Cook Islands’ national day on August 4, which he describes as “a hollow and vacant vacuum”

Former PM calls it a day

Tuesday July 04, 2017

MP for the Mangaia seat of Ivirua, Jim Marurai is set to quit following the tabling of his resignation in parliament.

Submarine cable ready by 2019

Monday June 19, 2017

The announcement by visiting New Zealand prime minister Bill English on Wednesday that New Zealand is committing $15 million of funding towards the Manatua submarine cable between Samoa and French Polynesia, is welcome news for internet users on Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

Bluesky Cook Islands country manager Phill Henderson has greeted as “good news”, Tuesday’s announcement by visiting New Zealand prime minister Bill English that New Zealand will contribute $15 million dollars to the total cost of constructing the Manatua submarine cable.

Hashtags were missing from a couple of the Miss Cook Islands profiles published in CI News over the last 10 days.

UN Oceans Conference Cook Islands delegate Jacqui Evans not only experienced a high level environmental meeting in New York last week – she also had an unexpected opportunity to meet celebrity multi-billionaire Sir Richard Branson.

Memories of 1980s island holiday

Thursday June 01, 2017

A Northland, New Zealand man’s fourth visit to Rarotonga has brought back memories of the island as a holiday destination in 1983.

Grateful for support of NZ MP

Thursday June 01, 2017

Rarotonga resident Les Priest, who has lobbied for changes to the New Zealand pension system for many years, says NZ First leader Winston Peters has always championed the cause of Cook Islanders and New Zealanders, who would normally qualify for NZ superannuation, having worked and paid taxes in NZ for 20 years or more (after the age of 20).

‘However, these people were unable to access the pension unless they left New Zealand to settle in or return to the Cooks after the age of 55.

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