Ben Chapman-Smith

Ben Chapman-Smith

General Reporter

ben@cookislandsnews.com

Students eager for military careers

Thursday August 14, 2014

Tereora College students showed up in such numbers for a Defence Force presentation that some were forced to listen in through the windows.

Inflation rise less than expected

Thursday August 14, 2014

An increase in Value Added Tax earlier this year has not had a major impact on the overall inflation rate yet, according to new data.

Youth urged to ask for help

Thursday August 14, 2014

Young people experiencing mental health problems should be encouraged and supported to reach out and ask for help, says the Cook Islands National Youth Council.

Two local applicants for the New Zealand Defence Force were put through their paces as part of a rigorous recruitment process on Tuesday.

Waiting continues for Telecom bidders

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Three parties vying for a majority stake in Telecom Cook Islands are still waiting for a decision to be made by the seller.

New home for living Manihiki oysters

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Hundreds of Cook Islands black pearls are sold every year but very few people ever get the chance to lay eyes on the actual oysters which grow them.

Junior recyclers to take message home

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Parents of students from Imanuela Akatemia should begin bracing themselves for a strong recycling message to enter their homes.

Youth Day focuses on mental health

Tuesday August 12, 2014

A number of activities are being run today to commemorate the United Nations’ International Youth Day, which is turning the spotlight on mental health this year.

Eight Internal Affairs officers from the outer islands have made the journey to Rarotonga for a week of training at Pukapuka Hostel.

BBC filming starts next month

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Cast and crew members of an exciting new drama series set in the Cook Islands will start arriving in Rarotonga next month for a six-week shoot.

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