Richard Moore

Richard Moore

A plan to take Kuki chess global

Saturday September 29, 2018

Gerard Akers and his wife Liza have global ambitions – to make Cook Islands’ chess a recognised part of the world sport.

Two afternoon house fires in Titikaveka

Thursday September 27, 2018

Fire brigades on Rarotonga had a busy afternoon yesterday with callouts to two blazes in the Titikaveka area.

An icy blast as Avarua goes polar

Wednesday September 26, 2018

A little bit of Antarctica has blown into Rarotonga over the past few days, courtesy of New Zealand’s Otago Museum.

Climate change is a major source of concern for the government and protecting key infrastructure from rising waters and weather events is on its radar.

The Cook Islands’ government is determined to continue to strengthen key economic drivers, while diversifying the country’s financial base. 

Former Cabinet minister Albert Nicholas is expected to return to Rarotonga by the end of the weekend.

MOCD found wanting

Wednesday July 19, 2017

Financial controls and processes within the Ministry of Cultural Development were put under the microscope by the Public Accounts Committee and were found wanting.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) wants the police to take a civil legal case to recover more than $24,000 from a former police officer jailed for stealing money out of a safe at police headquarters.

Police tightened security practices at National Headquarters following the theft of more than $24,000 from the exhibit room in 2011, parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has been told.

Research indicates that a fifth of young Cook Islanders (aged 15-24) have more than one relationship at a time.

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