Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Charlotte's life: Picture perfect

Tuesday December 04, 2018

FIRST LIGHT on a glassy palm-fringed Rarotonga lagoon is as picturesque as it gets, but it’s what lies beneath the surface of the crystal waters that draws Charlotte Piho to the depths below every time she returns home to the Cook Islands.

LAST year CINews published a good news story called “Youths call Sheraton home” about a trio of teenagers living in a couple of units at the derelict Vaimaanga hotel.

Vaka Eiva crews are in safe hands

Monday December 03, 2018

HEAD Vaka Eiva lifeguard Rene Hand is hoping for a much safer and less dramatic paddling competition this week, with calmer conditions forecast than in 2017.

A new high-tech software platform being rolled-out across government departments will allow workers in the field access to real-time mapping information on their smart devices, phones or tablets for the entire Cook Islands, on land or sea.

AFTER a series of short YouTube clips featuring Sheraton site caretaker, papa Rouru Tangatapoto, “verbally abusing” a female tourist on a motorcycle outside the derelict hotel went viral in the past 48hrs, CINews went onsite to get his side of the story.

Principal Immigration Officer Kairangi Samuela has clarified visitor visa changes that have recently come into force in the Cook Islands.

CI Muay Thai dominates NZ

Wednesday November 21, 2018

HARD-HITTING and high-kicking fight-skills were on display at the annual Muay Thai Fight Night at Hula bar on Saturday night in front of a well-supported crowd of spectators, friends and family.

Calm approach helps fight win

Wednesday November 21, 2018

HOURS before her first Muay Thai boxing fight, a main card event in front of her friends and family no less, Melissa Becejski said her nerves were buzzing.

Baby find confirmed

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Anonymous sources close to the case of a baby abandoned in the Turangi area on Saturday morning have come forward to clarify the circumstances of its discovery.

Time in ‘paradise’ suddenly shorter

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Visa restriction changes impacting American tourists who call the Cook Islands “home” for six months of the year, means they can now find themselves being asked to leave by Immigration after just three months.

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