Florence Syme-Buchanan

Florence Syme-Buchanan

Sand mining worries locals, but not NES

Wednesday December 28, 2016

The NATIONAL Environment Service appears to be untroubled by current sand-mining projects because the activity isn’t mentioned in the Environment Act and excavation doesn’t seem to be happening in “areas of concern”.

NES to look into sand mining

Thursday December 22, 2016

THE NATIONAL Environment Service says it will investigate sand mining currently happening inland of Matavera after receiving questions about the activity from CI News.

Resignation a major blow

Wednesday December 21, 2016

THE APPARENT sudden resignation of Office of the Prime Minister Chief of Staff Liz Wright-Koteka could deal the office and the current administration a huge setback, with the management of major projects and the day-to day affairs of government.

Graves go, in move to tidy land

Tuesday December 20, 2016

A NIKAO landowner is standing by her decision to level 15 graves belonging to distant relatives from the outer islands who are buried on her family land because they had none of their own in Rarotonga.

First Cook Islander in NZ Cabinet

Monday December 19, 2016

Te ATATU-based National List-MP Alfred Ngaro made history over the weekend when he became the first Cook Islander to be appointed a Cabinet minister in a New Zealand government.

CLOSE family of the three people who died during the country’s worst shooting tragedy are still waiting to hear exactly what happened to their relatives eight weeks after the tragedy.

Police quiet on possible Chou charge

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Cook Islands Police have yet to confirm whether a Chinese businessman who featured as the loan organiser in the recent Teina Bishop trial and appeal case is a person of interest whom they will pursue.

Not our fault, says Agriculture

Monday December 12, 2016

THE AGRICULTURE ministry has dismissed responsibility for the introduction of a destructive plant pest, shoving blame into the void of, “We do not know how the borer was introduced into the country.”

NZ pest endangers island trees

Wednesday December 07, 2016

A MINISTRY of Agriculture plant importation programme that was expected to boost avocado production here appears to have gone horribly wrong, instead introducing an invasive species of tree borer.

Hotel chain buys Little Polynesian

Monday December 05, 2016

AFTER being on the market for some years iconic Rarotonga property Little Polynesian Resort has been taken over by Pacific Resort Hotel Group.

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