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Unsuccessful Titikaveka candidate Margharet Matenga is “saddened” that the Titikaveka Cook Islands Party committee’s decision not to confirm her as the CIP candidate probably cost her the election.

Tupapa Maraerenga MP George Maggie has won what may be one of the most telling victories of the election, but when CINews tracks him down on election night he’s just enjoying a quiet moment alone, sitting astride his bike outside his house in Tupapa.

Local film-maker Josh Teariki Baker’s short film A Boy From Rarotonga has won the Moana Award for Best Female Actor at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand.

Poll reveals voter uncertainty

Wednesday June 13, 2018

While yesterday’s poll results trumpeted Tina Browne as the country’s preferred prime minister, perhaps a more interesting takeaway is the fact that more than a quarter of respondents were “not sure” about who they thought should lead the country.

Tina preferred PM, party CIP

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne is the Cook Islands’ preferred prime minister heading into the general election this Thursday on June 14 according to the results of a recent informal phone poll conducted by CINews.

The massive, 23.3-metre long catamaran Wild Berry has been dwarfing all the other private yachts docked at Avatiu Wharf for the past fortnight now, but her owners just flew in on Wednesday night.

Diving with the sharks

Saturday June 09, 2018

Nikao local Terii Pittman has always been a bit of an adventurer, so when the opportunity arose to make her first visit to the northern group as part of a shark research team, she dived right in.

A story run last week by New Zealand news website Stuff about the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort being for sale has now been picked up by news agencies around the world – despite the resort having been on the market for months, if not years.

Singer extends Rarotonga visit

Thursday June 07, 2018

Beats of Betela special guest Hollie Smith has obviously been enjoying her visit to Rarotonga this week.

Five recognised with honours

Thursday June 07, 2018

Five Cook Islanders were awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours at an official function at Government House on Monday.

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