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. 

Reform issues still alive

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Lynnsay Rongokea has plenty of experience with political reform in the Cook Islands.

Marking another cyclone-free year in the Cook Islands, hundreds of people gathered at the National Auditorium on Sunday night for the annual thanksgiving service.

Cook Islands Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has come out strongly against criticism levelled at the police service in a recent issue of CINews.

Police accused of harassment

Friday April 13, 2018

Cook Islands police are unnecessarily harassing people who have had curfew conditions imposed on them by the court as part of their bail, says lawyer Norman George.

The investigation into Ministry of Marine Resources secretary Ben Ponia is about his conduct and has nothing to do with stealing, dishonesty or corruption, says Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas.

Yesterday morning’s Jetstar flight from New Zealand was cancelled on Monday night (CI time) after a crew member fell ill, delaying the departure of the Airbus 320 aircraft.

Cook Islands investment policies and procedures are being reviewed to ensure that they are conducive to promoting “mutually-advantageous initiatives”, whilst also catering for this country’s cultural and environmental vulnerabilities, says prime minister Henry Puna.

There were a few anxious moments at Avatiu wharf on Saturday morning as the General Transport cargo vessel Layar Mas 291 had to squeeze in front of the Tiare Taporo to take on fuel.

Bluesky, the Cook Islands’ sole telecommunications provider, has admitted it has “not been as effective as it should have been,” in resolving problems with the internet service on Palmerston.

‘Money dogs’ needed - lawyer

Saturday March 31, 2018

The Cook Islands Police Service is so ineffective at arresting drug dealers on Rarotonga, it would be better to swap its two drug dogs for money-sniffing dogs, says lawyer Norman George.

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