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. 

The investigation into Ministry of Marine Resources secretary Ben Ponia is about his conduct and has nothing to do with stealing, dishonesty or corruption, says Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas.

Yesterday morning’s Jetstar flight from New Zealand was cancelled on Monday night (CI time) after a crew member fell ill, delaying the departure of the Airbus 320 aircraft.

Cook Islands investment policies and procedures are being reviewed to ensure that they are conducive to promoting “mutually-advantageous initiatives”, whilst also catering for this country’s cultural and environmental vulnerabilities, says prime minister Henry Puna.

There were a few anxious moments at Avatiu wharf on Saturday morning as the General Transport cargo vessel Layar Mas 291 had to squeeze in front of the Tiare Taporo to take on fuel.

Bluesky, the Cook Islands’ sole telecommunications provider, has admitted it has “not been as effective as it should have been,” in resolving problems with the internet service on Palmerston.

‘Money dogs’ needed - lawyer

Saturday March 31, 2018

The Cook Islands Police Service is so ineffective at arresting drug dealers on Rarotonga, it would be better to swap its two drug dogs for money-sniffing dogs, says lawyer Norman George.

Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith was guest speaker at special evening in the “Hearing Her Story” series, held at Ngatipa, residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner, last Wednesday night.

Cook Islands police are considering crushing the vehicles of people who repeatedly commit serious driving offences.

Cable dispute continues

Monday March 19, 2018

Telecommunications minister Mark Brown has hit back at claims by the Opposition that the planned Manatua submarine cable won’t necessarily result in lower prices for consumers and businesses.

The Cook Islands government appears to have reached the bottom of the funding barrel for the long-running Te Mato Vai water mains project, says the Opposition spokesman for finance and the economy, James Beer

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