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. 

Ambassador pays a visit

Friday September 14, 2018

Republic of Korea Ambassador to the Cook Islands, Seung-bae Yeo, presented his credentials as ambassador to the Cook Islands at a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday

The Ministry of Culture failed to take advantage of Taio Shipping Services’ final subsidised voyage for the year to the northern islands, opting instead to pay an extra $200,000 for a load of fuel and dangerous goods to be transported on the Cook Islands Towage barge Layar Mas, says company owner Tapi Taio.

Tip-off puts prisoner back behind bars

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Escaped prisoner Taana John is back behind bars after being captured by police yesterday afternoon. Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt said John had been apprehended thanks to a tip-off and swift action by three teams of officers.

Cargo adds $200,000 to TMN bill

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Weeks after the last visiting Te Maeva Nui teams from the pa enua were farewelled from Rarotonga, a large amount of their cargo is still on the wharf, waiting to be transported to the northern islands.

Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna and Foreign Affairs minister Marise Payne took to the Yaren international airport tarmac to provide the closing side event of the Nauru Leaders Forum.

Jet puts social media in overdrive

Friday September 07, 2018

The sight of an unfamiliar, white and green aircraft at Rarotonga International Airport earlier this week had the coconut wireless and social media humming.

No-one is owning up to writing a press release, supposedly from the Democratic Party, which sets out options for using a $37 million “surplus” announced by the government recently.

First step for planned resort

Tuesday September 04, 2018

Merchant of Paradise chairman Fred Webb says MOP and the owner of land earmarked for a proposed new Rarotonga resort have signed a memorandum of understanding.

Call for action on water safety

Saturday September 01, 2018

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has called an urgent meetings to discuss water safety guidelines and an improvement in the handling of visitor safety.

The cliffhanger general election result in Mauke, which saw the Cook Islands Party’s Tai Tura win the seat by one vote, will stand, the High Court has decided.

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