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Technology

Concerns have been raised about the impacts of a new submarine internet cable on fishing and the marine environment.

A fault at Bluesky Cook Islands’ Aroa station caused the total blackout of internet, mobile and other telecommunication services through to early yesterday.

Undersea cable ends monopoly

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Concerns about the cost of internet services and the seafloor environmental impact dogged those preparing to roll out access to the Manatua Cable, at a public meeting in Avarua yesterday.

A free digital technology workshop to be held next week is a great opportunity for local enterprises to learn about digital marketing strategies to help improve their businesses, says co-director of Learning Solutions Cook Islands Mereani Talbot.

Work has commenced on the detailed marine survey for the 3500km route of the Manatua - One Polynesia fibre optic cable.  As well as Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, the new cable will also connect Samoa, Niue, and Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia.  The cable is expected to come into service in 2020.

Air New Zealand has flown its new A321neo (new engine option) aircraft to the Cook Islands for the first time with flight NZ746 touching down at Rarotonga International Airport with 191 customers on board.

Google street view coming to Raro

Wednesday February 06, 2019

The Cook Islands is an island country in the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean and is one of the region’s fastest growing economies.

Over 7000 entry texts were received for the Bluesky Win a Christmas Experience Campaign in support of cancer screening in the Cook Islands.

Bluesky Cook Islands country manager Phillip Henderson says a number of email options are available to Cook Islands residents who can no longer use their Oyster email addresses.

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