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. 

A “smoke signaller” who claimed in CI News that the local Seabed Minerals Authority receives an annual budget of over $500,000 is incorrect, says Seabed Minerals Authority Commissioner Paul Lynch.

Bridge accident

Monday May 29, 2017

A car smashed into the side of a bridge in Arorangi yesterday morning, badly damaging the front of the vehicle.

On Thursday, CI News ran a story describing a $20 million lawsuit which former Bluesky South Pacific chief executive Adolfo Montenegro launched against parent company Amper last weekend.

Amper hit with $20m lawsuit

Friday May 26, 2017

Former Bluesky Pacific Group chief executive and interim head of the former Telecom Cook Islands, Adolfo Montengro has hit back at the group’s owners, Amper SA, with a $20 million lawsuit of his own.

An invasion of wasps on the western side of the island has created an overload of work for a Rarotonga pest control expert.

Joint venture cremation claim

Wednesday May 17, 2017

The rise in the number of Cook Islanders sending their deceased loved ones back here for burial has the Cook Islands government looking at setting up a joint venture cremation service on Rarotonga, an Auckland funeral director says.

Move to seize Bishop assets

Wednesday May 17, 2017

An application has been made to the Civil Division of the High Court to seize the assets of Aitutaki Village Ltd, a company owned by jailed former One Cook Islands leader and MP Teina Bishop.

Two men appeared in the High Court last Friday charged with injuring with intent.

Injured in late night fight

Thursday May 11, 2017

A local man says if he and a friend had not intervened in a late-night assault on a tourist then he believes the visitor “could have been beaten to death”.

News that Pacific Schooners Ltd is moving to settle its debts with creditors and prepare the Tiare Taporo for a voyage next month will be welcomed by the Ports Authority, which has been forced to deal with having the vessel in port since around August last year.

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