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‘We should anticipate widespread infection’

Government plans to keep the international border open and anticipate Omicron’s arrival as New Zealand ramps up preparation to tackle potentially thousands of cases of the latest Covid-19 variant in the community.

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Maritime police upskill with officers obtaining Boat Masters certification

Three Cook Islands police officers have made the grade in achieving their Boat Masters certification.

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Chances of tropical cyclone ‘moderate’, says Met Office

The residents of Rarotonga and neighbouring Southern Group islands were last night bracing for a rough weather following multiple special weather bulletins on tropical disturbance TD05F from the Cook Islands Meteorological Services.

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Unvaxed and unwelcomed

Since the reopening of the borders on January 13 and implementation of new rules and regulations, some Rarotonga businesses and workplaces have come down hard on those who are unvaccinated against Covid-19.

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Cooks ready for Schools 7s

Cook Islands will field two teams at this weekend’s Under-18 World Schools Sevens in Pakuranga, New Zealand.

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Wet weather fails to dampen Games spirit

The 3x3 basketball competition at the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games resumed yesterday after some matches were postponed due to weather conditions and player safety concerns on Tuesday.

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LETTERS: ‘NZ created labour shortage problem’

Dear Editor, four years ago, I travelled to the Philippines to meet and interview needed employees for our businesses.

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Book on lost era of heroic Mangaian boatmen launched

The Mangaian book Vaka E Te Poti Tari Kako that recalls the lost era of surf boat lighterage on Mangaia, bringing it to life through the memories of one of the boatmen and visually through 150 historic photos, was launched in Mangaia yesterday morning.

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PET TALK: Cat fights and dog bites

Some friends of mine own a very large, rather round, very relaxed cat.

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Collection for Tonga underway today in Auckland

Three shipping containers are being set up at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium to be filled with donations for Tonga today.

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands maintains Covid-free status amid surges in neighboring nations

The remarkable spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant globally appeared to play out for the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Palau in different ways this week.

Fiji

Fiji rebuilds after tsunami damage

Rebuilding has started on islands in Fiji affected by last week's volcanic eruptions in neighbouring Tonga and the tsunami that followed.

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Covid numbers soar in Solomons

Solomon Islands reported 48 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.

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