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Passengers told to wear masks

As 41 people arrived back on Rarotonga on Friday, another 125 Cook Islanders head back to New Zealand this afternoon.


Secure it or lose it

Among the declining crime statistics of unlawful activity being reported to the Cook Islands Police Service, incidents of theft have been steadily dropping each year, for more than 10 years.


Celebrating Australia Day ‘Kuki style’

A group of Cook Islanders who have previously resided in Australia for an extended period will be hosting a special event for Australia’s High Commissioner to the Cook Islands Dr Christopher Watkins on Australia Day.



Water galleries installed in Penrhyn

Government has completed the installation of water galleries in the villages of Omoka and Tetautua to help alleviate ongoing water issues in Penrhyn.



Bonsu-Maro hunting goals

New Zealand-based Tupapa Maraerenga FC star Maro Bonsu-Maro is eyeing Cook Islands debut. Maro Bonsu-Maro can’t wait to get that goal-scoring feeling back.

Other Sports

Beach Games enter final stages

The final event in the Cook Islands Beach Games 2021 started yesterday at Nikao beach courts.

Other Sports

Aiming for the bullseye

Darts players who have made it through to the final rounds of the Edgewater Resort and Spa Darts Open Championship will be putting their best moves forward at this Saturday’s Championships.


Letters to the Editor

"It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day"

Local letter writer welcomes the inauguration of Joe Biden as US President.


OPINION: ‘Women are like butterflies … they can fly through a hurricane’

We’re in tough times, but we’re in the best of places. The irony is, now’s not the time to be ‘positive’, because you must test ‘negative’ to travel and survive, writes Ruta Mave.



‘When Chantal is quiet, she’s learning’

The permanent smile on her face shows that Chantal Napa is a go-getter. In partnership with American Haydn Adams, she turned a bad situation initiated by Covid-19, into a golden opportunity.


Globetrotter says ‘ka kite’ to Cooks and its infamous canines

After an extended stay in the Cook Islands, tourist-turned-volunteer Karolina Szelag is saying goodbye today to a country that gave her so much more than she ever expected.


First wedding of the year

Rarotonga businessman Stephen Lyon and his long-time partner Lovelyn Gatchalian exchanged their vows in front of family and close friends this week. The wedding held at Ra Mura in Betela, Arorangi, was a special one – it was the first wedding of the year.



Forum chair welcomes US re-entry to Paris Agreement

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.

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First wedding of the year

23 January 2021