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. 

Controversial yacht to go soon

Monday September 25, 2017

While the Ports Authority is making up its mind how to deal with one port “overstayer” - the inter-island cargo ship Tiare Taporo, another long-term visitor will apparently be lifted from the harbour soon.

Efforts by Te Papa Museum and local donors to buy a rare and historic Cook Islands tapa at an auction sale in Britain failed this week after the 179-year old piece of cloth sold for way over the pre-sales estimate.

Records a bit fishy

Friday September 22, 2017

While the massive wahoo caught off the local charter fishing boat Dawn Breaker last week is thought to be the biggest caught off Rarotonga, the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club doesn’t have any early records to compare it with, says the club’s weighmaster, Peter Etches.

Lawyer and Demo Party chief executive Wilkie Rasmussen is calling for an inquiry into the death of a female relative at Rarotonga Hospital on Thursday, September 7.

Whopper wahoo sets local record

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Local charter fishing boat operator Brendon Nicholas and visiting fisherman Ra Te Maru were pretty proud of themselves on Friday after catching a 73.6kg wahoo, the heaviest landed on Rarotonga since game fishing records began.

Tour guide has whale of an adventure

Thursday September 14, 2017

Adventure guide Daniel Marsh had his own adventure of a lifetime on Tuesday.

It’s all go at Black Rock

Monday September 11, 2017

There was plenty going on at Black Rock on Thursday evening.

Blaze ravages voyaging vaka

Monday September 04, 2017

Voyaging vaka Te Marumaru Atua suffered what a Cook Islands Police Service spokesman described as “significant internal damage” when the vessel caught fire at Avatiu marina shortly after midnight on Saturday.

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$300m plan is all go: Tepaki

Monday September 04, 2017

The Merchant of Paradise (MOP) development group claims it is going ahead with a $300 million development plan aimed at boosting the economies of all the Cook Islands’ inhabited outer islands except Aitutaki.

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