Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Discussion on student welfare

Monday March 25, 2019

Deliberating on the grievances of the students is the main agenda of the University of the South Pacific Student Association (USPSA) meeting in Rarotonga which starts today.

Govt surplus soars to $24m

Monday March 25, 2019

The government has posted a surplus of $23.63 million, which is about 54 per cent higher than the estimated sum for the second quarter of the 2018/19 financial year ending December 31, 2018.

Undefeated versus giantkillers

Saturday March 23, 2019

Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles is a match away from achieving a milestone – finishing the opening round of domestic rugby league competition unbeaten.

Tessa Te Mata was appointed the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands last year. Te Mata took over the role last month. She is the second female high commissioner in the Cook Islands and  woman of Pacific heritage to head a New Zealand diplomatic post in the Pacific. Te Mata, a qualified lawyer, is also of Cook Islands descent. CI News senior journalist Rashneel Kumar talked to Te Mata about her goals, challenges and anticipations in her new role.

Black Pearls’ winning start

Friday March 22, 2019

The Cook Islands netball side won two of its three matches on day one of the Pacific Nations Cup in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday.

Progressive over climate change

Friday March 22, 2019

Prime minister Henry Puna says the country wants to be progressive rather than defensive on both the mitigation and adaptation fronts when it comes to climate change.

A New Zealand-based filmmaker is producing a documentary on local cultural icon Vara Hunter – affectionately known as Mama Vara.

The Cook Islands has lost a long serving and well respected civil servant Aukino Tairea.

Double party for MP Brown

Thursday March 21, 2019

Re-elected MP Te-Hani Brown had to postpone her birthday celebrations leading up to Monday’s by-election on Atiu for fear of it being misconstrued by her opposition as “treating”.

Cyclones cost Cooks $30m plus

Thursday March 21, 2019

The tropical cyclones that hit the Cook Islands in 2005 cost the country over $20 million, says prime minister Henry Puna.

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