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Staff at Te Aponga Uira are powering up their health and fitness efforts to get in shape before the festive season arrives again.

Members of the public were given plenty of notice about the price of Te Maeva Nui tickets and programmes, says the Ministry of Culture.

Westpac awards education grants

Wednesday July 30, 2014

Three women have been awarded generous grants of $500 and $1000 by Westpac to help further their education.

New Zealand has committed another $4.6 million towards improving the management of fisheries information in the Pacific region.

Coldest temperature in 40 years

Thursday July 31, 2014

It might not be considered cold in many countries, but a temperature of 13.7 degrees Celsius in Rarotonga on Sunday was the island’s lowest since 1975.

Four-month ban on FADs begins

Thursday July 31, 2014

American purse seiners operating in Cook Islands waters have been banned from using fish aggregation devices for a four-month period.

Efforts to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the region have taken a step forward with the ratification of a major agreement.

John Evans reckons the first time he set eyes on Aitutaki about 60 years ago he thought he’d arrived in a paradise of beautiful beaches and beautiful women. 

Two overseas consultants are visiting homes, government buildings, schools and hospitals in the Cook Islands to collect information about asbestos levels.

Medical evacuation from Mitiaro

Wednesday July 30, 2014

An emergency flight was reportedly made to Mitiaro yesterday morning to evacuate two people travelling to Rarotonga on voyaging vaka.

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