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.
A proposed maximum stay of eight months for international visitors to the Cook Islands other than New Zealanders will address an issue that has seen non-Cook Islanders leveraging bona fide visitor provisions in the Cook Islands Entry, Residence and Departure Act 1971-72 (ERD) to remain in this country indefinitely.
The by-election in Ivirua, Mangaia, brought about by the recent death of Demo MP Tony Armstrong, will be held on Monday, January 21 next year.
New Zealand’s decision to block a proposal to use telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei because of national security concerns will have little impact on the Cook Islands, says Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson.
A male tourist who posted a video on Facebook of himself driving recklessly, drinking, speeding, not wearing a helmet and performing off-road stunts has been let off with a warning, provoking anger on social media from locals.
Arorangi’s landmark business, the Friendly Mart, is back – and in a new building.
In bright and sunny weather, Rarotonga turned on a right royal welcome home for the country’s new knight, Sir Tom Marsters and his wife Lady Tuaine on Saturday afternoon.
Efforts by the National Environment Service to take action over an illegal dump in Akaoa No1 Road appear to have become mired in bureaucracy.
A visitor who says he overheard two conversations last week between a group of Americans as to how they could best take advantage of seabed mining in the Cook Islands, says he was so disturbed by the conversations, he decided to go public with them.