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Articles by Cameron Scott

Can you help solve a photo mystery?

Friday 6 January 2023 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Art, Features

Former editor Cameron Scott hopes Cook Islands News readers might be able to help him solve the mystery surrounding an old photograph he bought in an online auction in New Zealand late last year. The photo, which seems to date back to early last century or even earlier, was auctioned by Webb’s Antiques along with […]


Alcohol, prescribed drugs can kill

Wednesday 28 December 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Health, Local, National

The dangers of drinking while also taking prescription medicine have been highlighted in a story by the NZ Herald. That danger is present here too, especially at this time of the year when people are “socialising” more, says Rarotonga hospital pharmacist Andrew Orange.


Fuel Ship 'Media' arrives, and it’s good news for petrol supplies

Saturday 24 December 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Economy, Local, National

The Media arrived in town on Thursday afternoon. However, it wasn’t a scrum pack of over-excited international journalists that was involved, but a large and very orange ship bearing the thing the entire island had been eagerly awaiting – supplies of petrol.


Plan ahead for a smooth flight: Air New Zealand

Thursday 22 December 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in National, Travel

With more than 2.8 million customers taking to the skies with Air New Zealand – and large numbers of Cook Islanders returning home from New Zealand and Australia for their summer holidays, the airline is encouraging people to plan ahead and add extra time for their travel.


Plan to move market huts leaves carver ‘angry and disgusted’

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

Longtime Punanga Nui hut owner Henry Tavioni says he’s been left angry and disgusted by plans that emerged last week to demolish huts in the back row of the market to create a car park.

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Olympic president flies in style on Rarotonga visit

Saturday 7 May 2022 | Written by Cameron Scott | Published in Local, National

Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has paid a visit to Rarotonga.