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Articles by Cameron Scott

Restaurant demolished at weekend

Thursday 12 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local, National

A landmark building that has been home to numerous restaurants over the years was torn down over the weekend.


Watching the jet land becoming popular again

Thursday 12 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local, National

Before Covid-19 brought Rarotonga’s tourism industry to its knees, one of the most popular forms of entertainment for visitors was watching jets land from the lagoon side of the airport runway.

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Golden Oldies enjoy festival fun and friendship

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The three-day Golden Oldies Rugby Mini Festival which began at Raemaru on Saturday provided plenty of entertainment for spectators.

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Arorangi meeting house goes up rapidly

Tuesday 10 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local, National

Another large steel rafter was carefully lifted by crane onto the new Arorangi Community Hall building on Saturday, marking another important stage in its construction.


Golden Oldies show their style on the rugby field

Monday 9 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Golden Oldies player George George makes a determined push during a 15-a-side game versus a visiting team at Raemaru yesterday.


Tourism future is all about yield

Monday 9 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy, National

Tourism industry leader Robert Skews says the future of Cook Islands tourism is not just about numbers anymore, but rather about the yield on the length of the visitors’ stays.

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Cook Islands pole club fetches $72,000

Monday 11 April 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Culture, National

An early Cook Islands ironwood pole club (akatara) with an estimated price of £30-40 ($57-$76), sold for a whopping £38,000 ($NZ72,123) when it was auctioned in England early this month.


Encouraging safety during the storms

Tuesday 7 January 2020 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Weather

Visitors are encouraged to do their research, be vigilant and keep themselves safe in cyclone season, when weather warnings are in place.

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Man dies in first major crash of the New Year

Monday 6 January 2020 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

A man died after a collision between his motorcycle and a truck on the back road at Kavera on Friday.


It's Ports experts to the rescue

Saturday 4 January 2020 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

Two Ports Authority staff had to perform a tricky rescue operation on the anchor of the Tongan vessel Taka-I-Pomana before the ship could leave for the Northern Group islands on Thursday.

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Jet passenger passes away on NZ flight

Friday 3 January 2020 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

An elderly woman passenger on Wednesday afternoon’s Air New Zealand flight to Auckland passed away, an hour after the jet left Rarotonga.


Obey rules or it's jail, say police

Tuesday 31 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

Non-cooperative motorists are creating problems at safety checkpoints around the island, prompting yet another warning from police.

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Ship movements provide plenty of free Boxing Day entertainment

Saturday 28 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

The best seats in town were at Avatiu Wharf on Boxing Day as the cargo ship Olomana finally left port and the gas ship Boringia Swan took its place.

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Thumbs up to a cool afternoon in the water….

Friday 27 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

The best place to be on a sweltering hot Christmas Day on Wednesday was the lagoon and these Arorangi youngsters made the most of it, spending much of the afternoon playing in the water. Along the way they showed it doesn’t take much to have fun – just a couple of boogie boards, a dog, and some good friends.

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Shoppers hit town

Friday 27 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local

Boxing Day sale mania came to Rarotonga yesterday – and it came early.

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Harbour comes alive

Tuesday 24 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy

All go at Avatiu harbour as the weather finally calms.

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Familiar scenes in new art show

Tuesday 24 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Entertainment

Artist David Southgate’s fourth exhibition in Rarotonga opened at the Print Room at the Beachcomber Pearl Market on Saturday.

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Cargo vessel finally in port

Monday 23 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy

There would have been sighs of relief around the island yesterday morning when the event everyone had been waiting for - arrival of the cargo ship Olomana, finally happened. The vessel, which had been unable to enter Avatiu Harbour because of bad weather, docked at around 9am.

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Jet leaves with no passengers

Saturday 21 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy

The Air New Zealand jet which arrived from Sydney yesterday morning pictured on the tarmac at Rarotonga International Airport. Its scheduled flight to Auckland was cancelled.

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Air NZ flight is cancelled

Friday 20 December 2019 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy

Today’s Air New Zealand flight NZ60 from Rarotonga to Auckland was cancelled yesterday due to a crew shortage.

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