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. 

Wait for word on Nicholas

Thursday June 07, 2018

Internal affairs minister and RAPPA MP Albert Nicholas requires a “release” from one more doctor in New Zealand before being allowed to return to Rarotonga, a CINews source claims.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today's question: The Ministry for Agriculture says the Cook Islands cannot produce even 20 per cent of the country's domestic needs for fresh produce. What would your party do to stimulate agriculture and lessen the country's reliance on overseas imports?

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: The Ministry for Agriculture says the Cook Islands cannot produce even 20 per cent of the country’s domestic needs for fresh produce. What would your party do to stimulate agriculture and lessen the country’s reliance on overseas imports?

Visitor airs lagoon concerns

Tuesday June 05, 2018

It is disappointing to visit Rarotonga and see even more development along an already-overburdened coastline, says environmentalist June Hosking.

The following is the Cook Islands Party’s response to yesterday’s policy question: What are your party’s policies on law and order and what would you do about the problems of low police pay and the apparent increase in the number of violent crimes, such as stabbings, and other crimes, such as burglaries?

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: What are your party’s policies on foreign investment?

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: What are your party’s policies on law and order and what would you do about the problems of low police pay and the apparent increase in the number of violent crimes such as stabbing, and other crimes such as burglaries?

The independent candidate for the Atiu seat of Tengatangi Areora Ngatiarua, former MP and Cabinet minister Norman George, says his island currently resembles “a bomb site” and his sole policy is to make Atiu great again.

In the lead-up to the June 14 election, CINews is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public.

Today’s question: Depopulation has been an ongoing issue in the Cook Islands for many years. How does your party intend to address this and what do you think can be done to improve the economies of the outer islands so more people will stay?

Nicholas to run despite illness

Thursday May 31, 2018

Internal Affairs minister Albert Nicholas will run in the June 14 general elections, despite the fact that he is suffering from a serious medical condition that has required specialised treatment in New Zealand.

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