Ben Chapman-Smith

Ben Chapman-Smith

General Reporter

ben@cookislandsnews.com

Confused tourist flees the country

Tuesday August 26, 2014

A German tourist cut short his holiday in the Cook Islands after hearing what he mistakenly thought were threatening comments made against him.

One Cook Islands leader Teina Bishop says the government is making too much money from fuel and he wants to cut import levies on both petrol and diesel.

New data shows the country’s economy contracted by 4.8 per cent last year, although there were encouraging signs of growth in sectors such as agriculture.

Strong bidding on a large number of art works saw BCA Gallery celebrate a lively and successful auction on Monday night.

One of the country’s largest resorts says it has received no formal complaint from the banks about its policy of charging a surcharge on card transactions. 

Warning about emergency pill

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Health professionals are being warned that the emergency contraception pill may not work for women who are overweight.

It may not be illegal but driving with an unrestrained child in the vehicle is highly dangerous, says the Road Safety Council.

High honour for young army recruit

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Further information has come to hand about a young Cook Islander who has been honoured for his performance during a gruelling four-month training course for New Zealand Army recruits.

Queen’s search for young leaders

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Inspirational young leaders throughout the Commonwealth, including the Cook Islands, are being offered a life-changing opportunity by Her Majesty The Queen.

Mental health problems continue to go untreated in the Cook Islands because people are afraid to come forward for help, says an expert in the field.

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