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. 

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.

Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith was guest speaker at special evening in the “Hearing Her Story” series, held at Ngatipa, residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner, last Wednesday night.

Cook Islands police are considering crushing the vehicles of people who repeatedly commit serious driving offences.

Cable dispute continues

Monday March 19, 2018

Telecommunications minister Mark Brown has hit back at claims by the Opposition that the planned Manatua submarine cable won’t necessarily result in lower prices for consumers and businesses.

The Cook Islands government appears to have reached the bottom of the funding barrel for the long-running Te Mato Vai water mains project, says the Opposition spokesman for finance and the economy, James Beer

‘Lost Tribe’ campaign stalwart Les Priest says he’s “obviously delighted” that after years of fruitless lobbying for changes to the New Zealand pension eligibility laws, those rules will finally be altered in favour of realm countries such as the Cook Islands.

Colombian no captain: Lawyer

Monday March 12, 2018

Lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen says allegations in a story in CINews on Thursday that Colombian national Luis Felipe Garcia Atehortua was the captain of a boat which is the target of police investigations on Aitutaki, are untrue.

Visitors tour ancient marae

Thursday March 08, 2018

Some members of the delegation accompanying New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern on her first visit to the Cook Islands were treated to a spirited turou (welcome) at Highland Paradise yesterday.

With March forecast to offer mostly hot and humid weather, CINews went online to find some advice about keeping cool.

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