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Health ministry is considering vaccinating children aged 12 to 15 with Pfizer

After vaccinating more than 90 per cent of Cook Islands’ eligible population, Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health is exploring ways to get approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to be given to 12 to 15-year-olds.

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Removing barriers for business

To escape Auckland’s crazy weather and longing to come home, Davina Hosking-Ashford moved back to the Cook Islands three years ago with her husband and two children. They now put young Cook Islanders through university and run the Cook Islands Business Hub.

Opinion

Fairness vs. inclusion: Finding balance in rules for transgender athletes

The drugs for transgender females suppress testosterone but does not result in more feminine features, like higher voice pitch, more body fat to muscle ratio, whereas a transgender male taking testosterone will have a lower voice, more facial body hair, more musculature.

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Culture

NZ’s Ngā Tūmanako Kapa Haka wows local crowd

The visiting New Zealand Maori Ngā Tūmanako Kapa Haka group lived up to expectations, wowing the audience during Te Maeva Nui International Night at the National Auditorium on Saturday.

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Rugby Union

Tupapa Panthers maintain unbeaten run in 15s comp

The unbeaten Tupapa Panthers extended their lead in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition after beating Avatiu Nikao Eels 30-20 in the feature Senior A match at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Paddling

Youngsters make Olympic debut

Young Cook Islands kayakers Jade Tierney and Kohl Tamarua-Horton made their Olympic debut at Tokyo Olympics in Japan yesterday.

Other Sports

Katoa recalls ‘unique’ Tokyo medal moments

Cook Islands Aquatic president Romani Katoa has described the moment he presented medals in Tokyo as “very unique”.

Opinion

Opinion

Fairness vs. inclusion: Finding balance in rules for transgender athletes

The drugs for transgender females suppress testosterone but does not result in more feminine features, like higher voice pitch, more body fat to muscle ratio, whereas a transgender male taking testosterone will have a lower voice, more facial body hair, more musculature.

Opinion

WTF – Where's the Fish?

Everyone is wondering WTF? - Wheres the Fish? Anecdotally, across the Cook Islands people are talking about this big issues saying catches are low, even for this time of year, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Government is ‘not a family business’

Letters for July 30, 2021

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Opinion

Our people are our greatest resource

It saddens me that we are forced to look to foreign workers to fill our current labour shortage when maybe we could fill that with our own people, even if it were for three or six month contracts.

Features

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Removing barriers for business

To escape Auckland’s crazy weather and longing to come home, Davina Hosking-Ashford moved back to the Cook Islands three years ago with her husband and two children. They now put young Cook Islanders through university and run the Cook Islands Business Hub.

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Entertainment

Let the show begin!

After a lapse of a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Te Maeva Nui cultural festival returns this weekend. The five-day event got underway yesterday with an official opening ceremony and a float procession at the Constitution Park, participated by 26 teams who gave a glimpse of celebration expected in the coming days.

Features

History made as Atiu invests Ngamaru Ariki and Rongomatane Ariki

Hundreds of people descended onto the island of Atiu to witness the historic akamarokura’anga (investiture) of Ngamaru Ariki and Rongomatane Ariki conducted three days apart. By Melina Etches.

Pacific

Fiji

Fiji reports 1163 new cases, six deaths - including a baby

An 11-month-old baby is among the latest victims of Covid-19 in Fiji, health authorities said.

Fiji

Fiji dedicates 7s win to people back home

Fiji has dedicated its Olympic rugby sevens win to the people back home who are struggling amidst the country's Covid-19 health crisis.

Fiji

Fiji govt urged to scrap plan to amend Land Bill

The political tussle amid a worsening Covid-19 crisis continues in Fiji.