Outer Islands

Suwarrow’s birdlife sanctuary will soon be back under the watchful eyes of reappointed caretakers in husband and wife team Harry and Vaine Papai.

Deputy Prime Minister Teariki Heather will lead a delegation to Aitutaki today to begin the initial consultation for a sanitation upgrade programme. 

After the successful completion of the Marine Science Training Course coordinated by Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) last week, some much needed science equipment have been donated to Araura College in Aitutaki.  

A controversial referendum has resulted in Aitutaki residents voting in favour of banning  Sunday flights to the island.

The Aitutaki Island Council has reportedly confiscated copies of a nationwide petition against the growth of the purse seine fishing industry in the Cook Islands. 

Today’s the day the people of Aitutaki will decide whether Sunday flights to and from their island will continue.

Manihiki residents wanting to improve their education now have the services of a University of the South Pacific study centre.

The New Zealand Government has brought Cook Islands officials who carry out Customs work in the outer islands to Rarotonga this week for a week-long training course on Customs processes and reporting. 

While many students are kicking back this last week of school holidays, 63 Pa Enua students are kicking forward with work experience placements on Rarotonga.

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