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.
The loss of thousands of dollars in recent burglaries is raising concerns over the accessibility to sizeable amounts of cash by offenders breaking into commercial premises, says Cook Islands Police Service spokesman Trevor Pitt.
When Kay and her husband the late Ian George held art exhibitions at the former Art Studio (now Beluga Cafe) in Arorangi, they were invariably spectacular and thoroughly enjoyable occasions, attended by everyone from the late Tinomana Ruta Ariki, through to Rarotonga residents both local and papa’a – and the invariable sprinkling of visitors from further afield.
The thunderous beat of traditional drums resounded around the port of Avatiu yesterday afternoon as the vessel Tahiti Nui entered the harbour, carrying around 180 people from Manihiki.