Outer Islands

The first of four solar power stations commissioned under the Cook Islands Southern Renewable Energy Project will be officially opened on the island of Mitiaro this week, bringing the Cook Islands one step closer to its long-term renewable energy targets.

The Tiare Taporo has returned from its first voyage in almost two years, successfully visiting Aitutaki, Penrhyn, Rakahanga, Manihiki and Palmerston on an 18-day trip of some 1800-odd nautical miles.

Large natural reserves of fresh water have been found on the island of Aitutaki.

Moana Nui waiting on Grinna

Friday April 27, 2018

Stricken cargo ship the Moana Nui has been stranded on the reef off Nassau for 15 months now, but the boat’s owners Taio Shipping say it will stay sitting there for at least a few more months yet.

Spotlight on Maori medicine

Monday April 23, 2018

The first Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) of Genetic Resources consultation meeting was held on Tuesday night on the island of Pukapuka.

Bank aids group off to Mangaia

Friday April 20, 2018

The Are Pa Metua centre were the recipients of a $1000-plus donation from the ANZ bank last week.

The General Transport barge Layar Mas was loaded up with more than 100 tonnes worth of concrete blocks on Wednesday, bound for the Mangaia solar project.

Solving the mysteries of tapa

Monday April 16, 2018

In February this year, Cook Islands Library and Museum manager Jean Mason visited Atiu and Tahiti with two members from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

From Italy to Mangaia

Monday April 16, 2018

In February this year, 18 members of the Heather family were in Mangaia to restore the gravesites of their Italian tupuna Iosepha Joseph Agostini and his wife Vaine Uaa.

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