Outer Islands

Mangaia gets to learn about Just Play

Saturday September 05, 2015

Mangaia was introduced to the Just Play football programme with a two-day workshop involving eight teachers and community group leaders last week.

Military exercise boost for islands

Tuesday September 08, 2015

A 60-strong multinational military operation led by the New Zealand Defence Force is on Penrhyn upgrading critical facilities on the island.

Focus on Suwarrow

Tuesday September 08, 2015

Biosecurity of the Cook Islands’ most treasured island was the agenda of an important meeting last week.

Exercise has exciting start

Wednesday September 02, 2015

There was plenty of excitement on Penryhn on Monday afternoon when the long-awaited Exercise Twilight began with the arrival of the first RNZAF Hercules aircraft.

Atiu crusher on schedule

Wednesday September 02, 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Hon Teariki Heather with his staff from Infrastructure Cook Islands travelled to Atiu last week to begin installation of the Atiu crusher plant.

Demos slam PM’s ‘favours’

Saturday August 29, 2015

From the still-raging Pacific Schooners debacle to the Manihiki land compensation scandal, Democratic Party leader William ‘Smiley’ Heather says he has plenty of questions for Prime Minister Henry Puna. 

Penrhyn under the microscope

Saturday August 29, 2015

The Ministry of Marine Resources has been making waves on Penrhyn, with new initiatives and studies into the Northern Island’s marine environment.

The New Zealand Defence Force and personnel from around the world are heading to the northern group as part of a military exercise aimed at strengthening disaster relief and lending a helping hand.

Judge blocks compo fund raid

Thursday August 27, 2015

Government’s recent attempts to raid Manihiki land compensation funds held by the Justice Ministry to pay selected people have been categorically blocked by Justice Patrick Savage in a recent Land Court sitting.

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