Outer Islands

Students help protect Aitutaki lagoon

Wednesday December 07, 2016

Aitutaki Reef Keepers are working closely with schools and communities in Aitutaki in an effort to help, preserve and enhance the island’s huge lagoon and provide a more sustainable marine environment.

Penrhyn ‘bamboozled’

Monday February 29, 2016

By Wilkie Rasmussen..

It used to be that local bodies in the outer islands were devoid of party politics.

Group effort stops fire

Friday February 26, 2016

A bush fire lit up about 350 hectares of land on the Rangimotia hill on Wednesday of last week, destroying valuable pine and acacia trees on the island of Mangaia.

The “outburst” by lawyer and former Penrhyn MP Wilkie Rasmussen involving alleged government plans to establish a huge fishing base on the island belongs in “gaga-land,” says prime minister Henry Puna’s media adviser, Trevor Pitt. 

New era for TV on Palmerston Island

Thursday February 25, 2016

ON an atoll 500 kilometres away from the Cooks capital are 63 highly excited Palmerston residents eager to get home to watch their new television sets to catch up on the daily local news.

Penrhyn to fight plans for harbour

Thursday February 25, 2016

‘We will fight’ vows former Penrhyn MP.

Rev Yakilia Vailoa of the Cook Islands Christian Church of Mitiaro aptly summed up the women of Mitiaro’s wish to help reduce violence in their homes.

Kia orana from the beautiful Aitutaki and Araura College

Alleged assault of disabled man

Thursday February 18, 2016

Police have started investigating an alleged assault of a disabled person on the island of Atiu.

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