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Rare milkfish harvest carried out in Mitiaro

On Friday, the Arongamana of Mitiaro agreed to lift the Ra’ui on the lake of Mitiaro to harvest the freshwater milkfish.


Licences for four new internet service providers paves the way for competition

Four new local internet operators have been granted licences in a bid to improve services and provide competition to Vodafone Cook Islands.


Adapting to food and nutrition security needs

Ministry of Agriculture is urging local growers to maintain the health of their soils amidst fears Covid-19 pandemic could spark a food crisis in the Pacific.



Giving back to the people of Mitiaro

Rangi Kimiora enjoyed a comfortable life while growing up in Melbourne. But after spending a decade there, he decided to return home to Mitiaro to help improve the lives of his people on the island.


Rugby league

Captain leads by example

Samoa will take on Cook Islands in the Tri Nations series decider this Friday.


Titikaveka triumphant in Premier men's action

Titikaveka FC defeated Avatiu FC 4-3 in a tough premier men’s clash on Saturday at CIFA Complex in Matavera.

Rugby league

Samoa edges Fiji in Tri Nations action

Samoa Residents beat Fiji Residents 22-21 in a nail-biting Tri Nations match at Raemaru Park in Arorangi last night. Fiji who lost the opener against Cook Islands 10-15 a week ago, led 16-13 at halftime against Samoa.


Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Treatment of Rarotonga’s water supply

"Ozone is far more powerful than chlorine and there is no residual foul taste, and while I am certain the authorities would have considered it, it would have been ruled out for no other reason that it would require the electrification of all ten intakes and the impact of that cost on what was already an embarrassment would have been untenable."


OPINION: Pictures that speak for themselves

Photography can make a big impact in many ways. Just one photo can expose environmental problems like nothing else, writes Kate McKessar of Te Ipukarea Society.


OPINION: Anger from fear and worry

People attack rather than embrace, and they end up with miscommunication and distrust, writes People attack rather than embrace, and they end up with miscommunication and distrust. By Ruta Tangiiau Mavé.



Welcome aboard this Air NZ flight

For Addrienne Hosking-Tinirau it’s still sinking in that she will soon take over as the Air New Zealand country manager in Rarotonga – the first woman of Cook Islands descent to hold the position. But there was never any doubt in outgoing country head Marisa Newman’s mind that her friend and colleague would be the next in line. By Katrina Tanirau.


The secret to happier, healthier life

Henry Tupa is not afraid of death and when the fear of it beckons, he believes and trusts in his Catholic faith to guide him through.


The Flying Nicholas Brothers of Ruatonga: Pt 2

This second of two articles, concludes the story of two courageous brothers from Ruatonga, Tatio and Marama Nicholas, who flew with Bomber Command and the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Second World War. By Rod Dixon.



Samoa raises quarantine period

People returning to Samoa on the country's first repatriation flight from the US will have to spend three weeks in quarantine upon their arrival.