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. 

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.

Friendly Mart bounces back from fire

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Arorangi’s landmark business, the Friendly Mart, is back – and in a new building.

A sunny welcome home for Sir Tom

Monday November 26, 2018

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.

Action on illegal dump falters

Monday November 26, 2018

Efforts by the National Environment Service to take action over an illegal dump in Akaoa No1 Road appear to have become mired in bureaucracy.

Mining talk horrifies visitor

Wednesday November 21, 2018

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.

The Price Tribunal has farewelled two long-serving members.

Family grieves passing of Ivirua MP

Monday November 19, 2018

Ivirua, Mangaia Member of Parliament and local businessman Anthony Touariki Armstrong passed away last Thursday.

Cruise ship docks in our harbour

Friday November 16, 2018

The comparatively unusual sight of a cruise ship docked at the Port of Avatiu drew a steady stream of spectators to the wharf yesterday morning.

Armistice Day a very special one

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The Cook Islands celebrated a hugely significant historical event on Sunday, when a commemoration at the Cenotaph marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War One.

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