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. 

Crowds honour Dame Margaret

Friday September 29, 2017

Crowds lined the roadside to pay their respects as the paata carrying the casket of the late Dame Margaret Makea Karika Ariki, 98, was carried from the Karika Palace along the main road to the National Auditorium for a special State funeral yesterday morning.

‘Keep out of our carpark’ - RSA

Thursday September 28, 2017

The Cook Islands RSA says it’s fed up with people visiting the airport parking their vehicles and bikes in front of their building rather than in the newly-automated airport carpark.

Speedster in for ‘chat’

Thursday September 28, 2017

The unidentified rider of a jetski seen speeding across Avatiu Harbour at around 6.30pm on Monday has probably by now had a chat with Harbour Master Saungaki Rasmussen over speed limits within the harbour.

Four callouts for domestic violence

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Domestic violence was again a problem over the weekend, with police attending to four callouts over the weekend.

Controversial yacht to go soon

Monday September 25, 2017

While the Ports Authority is making up its mind how to deal with one port “overstayer” - the inter-island cargo ship Tiare Taporo, another long-term visitor will apparently be lifted from the harbour soon.

Efforts by Te Papa Museum and local donors to buy a rare and historic Cook Islands tapa at an auction sale in Britain failed this week after the 179-year old piece of cloth sold for way over the pre-sales estimate.

Records a bit fishy

Friday September 22, 2017

While the massive wahoo caught off the local charter fishing boat Dawn Breaker last week is thought to be the biggest caught off Rarotonga, the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club doesn’t have any early records to compare it with, says the club’s weighmaster, Peter Etches.

Lawyer and Demo Party chief executive Wilkie Rasmussen is calling for an inquiry into the death of a female relative at Rarotonga Hospital on Thursday, September 7.

Whopper wahoo sets local record

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Local charter fishing boat operator Brendon Nicholas and visiting fisherman Ra Te Maru were pretty proud of themselves on Friday after catching a 73.6kg wahoo, the heaviest landed on Rarotonga since game fishing records began.

Tour guide has whale of an adventure

Thursday September 14, 2017

Adventure guide Daniel Marsh had his own adventure of a lifetime on Tuesday.

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