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Beating the blues with Te Kara Run

Several hundred people braved sweltering conditions for the renowned Te Kara Run late Friday afternoon. They congregated at the Punanga Nui Market and made their way around a three kilometres course during Autism Cook Islands’ biggest and most awaited event of the year.

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Rescuing Te Reo Maori

A New Zealand-based Cook Islands academic is among an increasing number of people trying to save our language. Dr Sally Akevai Nicholas, a lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University in Auckland, has been tasked with strengthening Cook Islands Maori.


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Nukutere College celebrates academic success

Family, friends and caretakers gathered at Nukutere College yesterday to celebrate the academic achievements of their Year 7-11 students.

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Thieves steal equipment from Red Cross truck

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society are victims of a theft that occurred on Thursday night.



Exciting football battles loom in the final round

The Swamp in Avatiu will host another hectic clash in the men’s division taking on Titikaveka this afternoon.

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Favourites remain on track

After two days of intense competition, top four teams from each division will be battling for the top honours in the Netball Already in Paradise tournament at the National Sports Arena in Nikao.


Letters to the Editor

Home is where the heart is

There is a relationship between our love of chopping down trees and trimming them back for convenience to this proposed attitude towards our people, yes, our people offshore trimmed and cut down like unwanted branches ready for the fire, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.


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Sabine’s recycled creations earn Energy Globe Award

Tucked away in a small room overlooking the lush backroads and mountain backdrop of Nikao, Sabine Janneck continues to come up with fashionable and artistic ways to make use of discarded plastic. Her brand, Circle Cook Islands, has just been named the recent winner of the Energy Globe Award for the Cook Islands.


Suwarrow – another kind of rat race

Most people would think you would travel to Suwarrow to get out of the rat race. Well, not for Te Ipukarea Society, we go there to end it!


From Paris with love

The Gallery Tavioni is proudly presenting yet another exhibit at their gallery in Atupa tonight featuring the beautiful Pascale Garnier Cowan and her collection of art which she is excited to showcase and release to hopefully new homes.


Covid, risk and fear: Let’s get real

Now is a good time to address this with Cook Islands finally opening for business on January 13. Understandably there exists anxiety. I would like to make a case for optimism and excitement. Let’s examine the critical factors, writes Associate Professor John Dunn.


Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands census numbers show heavy out-migration

Preliminary results of the Marshall Islands national census are startling. Instead of expected modest growth, the Marshall Islands has seen a 26 percent drop in its population.

New Zealand

Judith Collins and Simon Bridges should consider leaving Parliament - Christopher Finlayson

Former senior National MPs are weighing in amid chaos and turmoil in the party.

New Zealand

Covid-19: 145 new community cases in New Zealand today, one further death

There have been 145 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand reported by the Ministry of Health today.


Solomon Islands: Bodies discovered in burnt out building

Police in Honiara have confirmed that three bodies have been found in one of the burnt out buildings in Chinatown.

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Favourites remain on track

27 November 2021