FIRST LIGHT on a glassy Rarotonga palm-fringed-lagoon is as picturesque as it gets, but it’s what lies beneath the surface of the crystal waters that draws Charlotte Piho to the depths below every time she returns home to the Cook Islands.
AFTER a series of short YouTube clips featuring Sheraton site caretaker, papa Rouru Tangatapoto, “verbally abusing” a female tourist on a motorcycle outside the derelict hotel went viral in the past 48hrs, CINews went onsite to get his side of the story.
Visa restriction changes impacting American tourists who call the Cook Islands “home” for six months of the year, means they can now find themselves being asked to leave by Immigration after just three months.
IN an epic last-minute ditch-effort, Cook Islands Men’s Basketball coach George Williams rallied around his team to get them on a flight yesterday afternoon to Samoa to compete in the Polynesian cup 5x5 basketball champs; along-with the women’s side.
While most youngsters are content to just play games on their smartphones, Tai Eraio is searching deep into space above Rarotonga every day and night, tracking the International Space Station on his phone.
A VIBRANT Christian music festival aimed at getting "lost" youths off the street, out of nightclubs, away from criminal activity and back to church will take place on December 15 at Te Atukura Grounds (Office of the Prime Minister) in Avarua.
A team of eight junior athletes travelling to Dunedin this week to strap on their running shoes and sprint or throw against the best competitors in New Zealand was given a massive boost to the spring in their step thanks to the local Rarotonga community on Saturday.