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Airport Authority chief executive Joe Ngamata says he is very pleased that the work on Rarotonga International Airport’s new $2million instrument landing system has now been completed.

Twelve non-governmental and civil society organisations have been allocated $169,250 from the Social Impact Fund (SIF), to help them carry out projects focused on vulnerable groups within the Cook Islands community, including one in Mitiaro and two in Aitutaki.

As of about 6.30pm on Thursday night, all that remained of the Tex Mart Betela building was a patch of blackened earth and a pile of rubble.

Te Maeva Nui cost quadruples

Monday July 02, 2018

The $3 million cost of the upcoming Te Maeva Nui celebrations is more than four times the amount set out in the 2017/2018 Cook Islands Government Budget Estimates document released in June last year.

After screening at New Zealand’s Wairoa Maori Film Festival earlier this month – and winning the award for best female actor – local filmmaker Josh Baker’s short film A Boy From Rarotonga will now be shown at the prestigious New Zealand International Film Festival.

Brigade march helps Te Vaerua

Wednesday June 27, 2018

The Cook Islands Girls’ Brigade gave a cheque for $1410 to Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Services yesterday, after raising the money earlier this month through a route march from the Cook Islands Christian Church in Avarua to the Nikao CICC grounds.

Appeal for stricken store owner

Tuesday June 26, 2018

An appeal has been started to raise money for Friendly Mart owner Doreen Boggs, her staff, and their families after the iconic Arorangi store was destroyed by fire on June 14.

Grey Power president Dennis Tunui says he is “very happy” at the prospect of a new Democratic Party-led government, as it means he and his fellow recipients of New Zealand Superannuation in the Cook Islands will no longer be taxed on their pension.

Following on from a CINews story raising health concerns about the newly constructed Apii Nikao, the Ministry of Education has said the building was “safe, secure and ready for use” upon its official opening in April, even as the secretary of the school’s parent-teacher association suggests that wasn’t the case.

The Tex Mart store in Betela was destroyed by fire on Friday night, making it the second Arorangi building to fall victim to flames in just an eight-day period.

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