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. 

Cruise ship docks in our harbour

Friday November 16, 2018

The comparatively unusual sight of a cruise ship docked at the Port of Avatiu drew a steady stream of spectators to the wharf yesterday morning.

Armistice Day a very special one

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The Cook Islands celebrated a hugely significant historical event on Sunday, when a commemoration at the Cenotaph marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War One.

At a public consultation in Titikaveka last week, there was backlash to government’s plan to issue foreign companies five-year licences to explore the Cook Islands’ seabed.

Cruise ship cancels island visit

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The captain of the visiting cruise ship Maasdam decided to cancel plans to bring passengers ashore by tender after becoming concerned about northerly sea swells off Avatiu early in the morning.

Public consultations regarding government’s plan to open tenders for the exploration of the Cook Islands’ seafloor have ended on Rarotonga.

Cruise ship death revealed

Tuesday November 13, 2018

A 70-year-old woman passenger on the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam died off the Port of Avatiu last Wednesday afternoon while transferring from a tender boat on to the ship. 

OPM wants Stuff story retracted

Monday November 12, 2018

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) media adviser Thomas Wynne has released details of a formal complaint submitted to Fairfax Media regarding an article published on New Zealand’s Stuff website.

Rumours cause distress

Friday November 09, 2018

A spokesperson for the family of Ivirua MP Tony Armstrong has called for an end to what they describe as a “distressing series of rumours” making the rounds through the “coconut wireless”. 

Another day, another cruise ship visit

Thursday November 08, 2018

Hundreds of passengers from aboard the second cruise ship to visit Rarotonga in two days disembarked in tenders to explore the island yesterday.

By-election verdict reserved

Thursday November 08, 2018

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether an interim stay on a by-election in the Rakahanga electorate, brought about by last week’s resignation of MP Toka Hagai, will stand or be lifted.

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