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. 

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.

A “smoke signaller” who claimed in CI News that the local Seabed Minerals Authority receives an annual budget of over $500,000 is incorrect, says Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Paul Lynch.

Bridge accident

Monday May 29, 2017

A car smashed into the side of a bridge in Arorangi yesterday morning, badly damaging the front of the vehicle.

On Thursday, CI News ran a story describing a $20 million lawsuit which former Bluesky South Pacific chief executive Adolfo Montenegro launched against parent company Amper last weekend.

Amper hit with $20m lawsuit

Friday May 26, 2017

Former Bluesky Pacific Group chief executive and interim head of the former Telecom Cook Islands, Adolfo Montengro has hit back at the group’s owners, Amper SA, with a $20 million lawsuit of his own.

An invasion of wasps on the western side of the island has created an overload of work for a Rarotonga pest control expert.

Joint venture cremation claim

Wednesday May 17, 2017

The rise in the number of Cook Islanders sending their deceased loved ones back here for burial has the Cook Islands government looking at setting up a joint venture cremation service on Rarotonga, an Auckland funeral director says.

Move to seize Bishop assets

Wednesday May 17, 2017

An application has been made to the Civil Division of the High Court to seize the assets of Aitutaki Village Ltd, a company owned by jailed former One Cook Islands leader and MP Teina Bishop.

Two men appeared in the High Court last Friday charged with injuring with intent.

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