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Superfund extends reduced rates initiative to Feb, 2022

Tuesday 21 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National

The national superfund has extended its contribution rate reduction scheme to February next year after which the rates will return to pre Covid levels for both employers and employees.

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Record turnout for booster shots

Saturday 18 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

A record number of doses were administered on day one of the rollout for the booster Covid-19 vaccinations at the Rarotonga Hospital yesterday.

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Taku Pepe highlights overseas demand for our products

Saturday 18 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Business, National

A small local family of three is using their new locally branded business to emphasise how domestic revenue has the potential to become a more solid backbone for the country as reflected through local attempts during border closures to find creative alternatives to tourism.

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300 attend music festival aimed at saving ‘lost’ youth

Friday 17 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

A vibrant non-denominational Christian music festival aimed at getting ‘lost’ youths off the street, out of nightclubs, away from criminal activity and back to church took place on Sunday at the National Auditorium.


Football festival spreads Christmas cheer

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Football, Sports

A ‘Jingle Jangles Football Festival’ was held in the spirit of Christmas on Tuesday at the CIFA Complex in Matavera, for young aspiring football stars.


St Joseph's ends school year on a high

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

After a successful 2021 academic year, St Joseph’s Primary School’s principal says they are moving in the right direction and moving forward for the better.


Boxing Day Touch Tournament

Wednesday 15 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The Cook Islands Touch Association will carry on their festive tradition with the Boxing Day Touch Tournament, and for the first time will be holding it at the Ngatangiia Field for a day full of family fun and friendly competition.

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Exploring creativity with 3D printing

Tuesday 14 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Entertainment, National

In a bid to diversify their ‘creative business’, Island Craft is taking baby steps in the direction towards technological advancement through the use of their 3D printer.


Tries, tackles and top action from Raro 7s

Saturday 11 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The two-day Raro Rugby Sevens Community tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Avatiu Sports Field.

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Panthers off to a flying start

Saturday 11 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers are off to a great start in the 2021 Raro 7s Community Tournament at The Swamp in Avatiu.


Cook Islands Rugby Referee Association receive new uniforms

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending men’s champions Tupapa Panthers will face a tough battle in the pool play of the Raro Rugby Sevens starting today at 3pm at the Avatiu Sports Field.


Hopes and dreams of the nation’s future generation

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, National

Members of Parliament and government officials gathered at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday to hear about the country’s National Sustainable Development Agenda (NSDA 2020+) for the next 100 years.

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Booster shots to start next week

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

The rollout for the third or ‘booster’ dose of the Pfizer vaccine for protection against Covid-19 and its new variants will start on Friday next week, December 17.

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Raro Sevens ‘a great community event’

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The 32nd Raro Rugby Sevens Community tournament has officially been declared open by the Minister for Youth and Sports Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa and Cook Islands Rugby Union vice-president Simiona Teiotu.

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Autism Cook Islands ends ‘busiest year’ with wrap-up party

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

Autism Cook Islands (ACI) had their final event of the year, their Christmas wrap-up party held at the Pacific Resort on Sunday.


Women’s teams ready for Raro Sevens

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

There is one more sleep until the much anticipated Raro Rugby 7s Community Tournament kicks off at the Avatiu Club Sports field.


Apii Avarua students receive awards

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

Apii Avarua celebrated the academic achievements of their students on Tuesday at the school grounds that was filled with bright colours, singing, dancing, flowers, and proud smiles from parents, families and friends.


Returning Cooks ready for more rugby action

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

In February 2021 Cook Islands Rugby Union was fortunate and grateful to receive rugby development opportunities for six local players to travel to New Zealand to play rugby union in the South Island region of North Otago. They have recently returned and met with reporter Alana Musselle.

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Mangaia visited by National Environment Service

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service was able to successfully complete an interactive trip to Mangaia where they carried out a handful of environmentally based activities with locals.


Triathlon raises $500 for men’s health

Tuesday 7 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Cycling, Sports

As the month of November has officially passed, the Cook Islands Triathlon Association reflected on how their attempt to support men’s health and the Movember initiative proved highly fruitful.

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