Ben Chapman-Smith

Ben Chapman-Smith

General Reporter

ben@cookislandsnews.com

Make way for the Thunder Club

Sunday August 31, 2014

Two of Rarotonga’s distinguished gentlemen are looking forward to feeling the wind in their hair when they hit the road on their new toys.

Captain Moko stood sure-footed in his cabin, wielding a razor-sharp knife in one hand. With the boat rocking and rolling in the big swell, he picked up an orange and expertly peeled it in one long, smooth movement.

Telecom Cook Islands is launching a new addition to its website to help customers manage their high-speed internet data usage.

Contractors clad in protective overalls, gloves and face masks have been removing asbestos roofing from an Airport Authority building this week.

Government ministries should only charge a fee for the release of official information if that charge is “reasonable”, says the Office of the Ombudsman.

Poor record for Cook Islands ships

Thursday August 28, 2014

Cook Islands-flagged vessels were the most often detained out of 15 flag states last year, according to a leading ship classification society.

They may break a few rules on the court, but a keen team from the Creative Centre has added plenty of spice to the latest social league volleyball competition.

Scientists risk lives tagging whales

Wednesday August 27, 2014

Three scientists and an expert shooter are out on the water performing the highly dangerous task of tagging 10 humpback whales off Rarotonga this week.

Wharf cracks need to be sealed

Tuesday August 26, 2014

Engineers have confirmed that cracks in the concrete surface at Avatiu Wharf are less severe than first thought but will need to be sealed.

Landowners in Pukapuka have agreed to let the Government use a one-acre area of land to build a solar farm at a cost of about $100,000.

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