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 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”.
Prime minister Henry Puna is understood to have cancelled a planned trip to China this week after Rakahanga Cook Islands Party MP Toka Hagai abruptly resigned his seat late last week.
A special service to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended World War One and to honour the 500 Cook Islanders who served in World War One, will be held at the cenotaph outside the Ministry of Justice building on Sunday, November 11.
An Airport Authority spokesperson has revealed an Air New Zealand jet was forced to abandon two attempted landings before finally touching down at Rarotonga International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.