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Former staff plead guilty to stealing $240k from Police

A former staffer at the Cook Islands Police has pleaded guilty to defrauding the police service of more than $240,000, while also working in tandem with work associates to conspire to defraud the police office on multiple occasions.


High profile cases to appear before Chief Justice

The high-profile criminal cases involving a senior politician and two former heads of ministries will appear before the Chief Justice this afternoon for another follow up.


Govt set to remove vaccine requirement for travellers

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is calling on the Government to remove the last of the barriers for people travelling to the Cook Islands.

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Avatiu harbour prepares for ‘high waves’

Four sailing vessels are berthed at Avatiu Port (as of yesterday afternoon) with three arriving from French Polynesia, on their way doing a world circuit.

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Inspiring the next generation of rugby stars

All-rounder sportsgirl and Cook Islands Rugby Under-18s women’s development squad member Mahana Sijp stands proudly with her aunt and former national rep Margaret Nena during the official opening ceremony of the touring Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy.

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Tapaitau, Puna and Charlie-Puna enter ‘not guilty’ plea

A senior politician and two former high-ranking public servants have pleaded not guilty to a raft of fraud-related and theft charges.


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Cook Islanders struggling with rising cost of living

A major Cook Islands consumer survey has revealed that many are struggling with the rising cost of living.

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Youngsters compete in annual College Badminton Tournament

The 7th Annual College Badminton Tournament was played last week at the National Auditorium with the Junior Year 7 and 8 taking the court on Thursday and the Seniors on Friday.

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Empowering young girls

The Women’s World Rugby trophy is making its rounds as part of Rugby World Cup’s Championing Oceania Programme to grow and support women and girls’ rugby in the Pacific.

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Opinion

LETTERS: International travel challenges

Dear Editor, have just done the flight from Sydney via Auckland to Rarotonga and it was the worst time we have done this – a whole day wasted sitting at the airport.

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Young doctors return home to serve

Doctor Hannah Cummings always knew she wanted to work in medicine, but she never thought she would return home to the Cook Islands so soon.

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Dream come true

Cook Islander Angelina Thomson’s dream of starring in the Australian television soap opera Home And Away has finally come true after she made her Summer Bay debut as Kirby, one of four newcomers who make up the band Lyrik.

Pacific

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Samoan govt hopes to have national carrier fully operational again

The Samoan government is looking at having the national carrier operating internationally again within two to three years.

Regional

"We will be there" Loughman to face no confidence vote on Friday

The Vanuatu prime minister Bob Loughman has confirmed he will attend the next sitting of an extra-ordinary parliament session on Friday to face a motion of no-confidence in his leadership.

Pacific Islands

Opposition party vows to challenge two election results

An opposition party in the Cook Islands has announced it will file petitions challenging two results in the recent election.


New Caledonia

Ongoing union strikes disrupt more domestic flights in New Caledonia

Domestic flights have been cancelled again in New Caledonia as a conflict between Air Caledonie and the workers' union continues.

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