Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott is the former editor of several community newspapers in New Zealand. He is now editor of the daily Cook Islands News, a position he has held previously. A former travel writer and features editor, he has operated an advertising and public relations company as well as a small publishing venture. Before moving back to the Cook Islands he worked as a freelance writer and relieving community newspapers editor for the Bay of Plenty Times in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

Public consultations regarding government’s plan to open tenders for the exploration of the Cook Islands’ seafloor have ended on Rarotonga.

Cruise ship death revealed

Tuesday November 13, 2018

A 70-year-old woman passenger on the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam died off the Port of Avatiu last Wednesday afternoon while transferring from a tender boat on to the ship. 

OPM wants Stuff story retracted

Monday November 12, 2018

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) media adviser Thomas Wynne has released details of a formal complaint submitted to Fairfax Media regarding an article published on New Zealand’s Stuff website.

Rumours cause distress

Friday November 09, 2018

A spokesperson for the family of Ivirua MP Tony Armstrong has called for an end to what they describe as a “distressing series of rumours” making the rounds through the “coconut wireless”. 

Another day, another cruise ship visit

Thursday November 08, 2018

Hundreds of passengers from aboard the second cruise ship to visit Rarotonga in two days disembarked in tenders to explore the island yesterday.

By-election verdict reserved

Thursday November 08, 2018

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether an interim stay on a by-election in the Rakahanga electorate, brought about by last week’s resignation of MP Toka Hagai, will stand or be lifted.

Rakahanga MP resigns

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Rakahanga MP Toka Hagai has resigned his seat following a Court of Appeal hearing involving Democratic Party leader Tina Browne.

PM cancels China trip, but Maggie goes

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Prime minister Henry Puna is understood to have cancelled a planned trip to China this week after Rakahanga Cook Islands Party MP Toka Hagai abruptly resigned his seat late last week.

A story on the Stuff website claiming the Cook Islands “is said to be” on the brink of signing a deal allowing China to build a deep water port on Penryhn, has drawn a formal complaint from the Office of the Prime Minister to Fairfax Media in New Zealand.

New seabed minerals laws on way

Tuesday November 06, 2018

The Cook Islands government intends to table new legislation relating to seabed minerals activities in December.

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