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Police urge drivers to abstain from drinking and driving

Saturday 20 July 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, Local, National

Cook Islands Police hope to see another quiet weekend in terms of road accidents especially alcohol related crashes.


Cook Islands organics group challenges incoming water tariffs, calls for meeting

Wednesday 10 July 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, Health, Local, National

Natura Kuki Airani, the Cook Islands organics movement, is holding a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture this Friday to raise their concerns about the incoming water tariffs.


Town Whites claim first Conan’s Cup title despite final leg loss

Tuesday 2 July 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The Town Whites hoisted their first Conan’s Cup women’s rugby league title despite going down to the Country Blacks in the final leg of the three-match series over the weekend.


To Tatou Vai staff faces action for misusing vehicle

Friday 28 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga water agency To Tatou Vai (TTV) will take disciplinary action against the staff member who was pictured delivering coconuts for personal use in a company vehicle.


Rising Stars set for thrilling finish

Friday 28 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Netball, Other Sports, Rugby league, Sports

Primary and secondary school teams will vie for top honours in the annual Rising Stars Championship netball, Rippa rugby and rugby 7s finals today at Raemaru Park in Arorangi.


Lights out again! TAU faces heat after unexpected blackouts

Thursday 27 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Editor's Pick, Local, National, Technology

Rarotonga residents faced a second consecutive night of unexpected power outages, leaving many frustrated and seeking answers.


Nothing in foreseeable future- Ring road around Sheraton on hold: DPM Nicholas

Wednesday 26 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, Local, National

Deputy Prime Minister Albert Nicholas has shot down the proposed ring road around the old Sheraton hotel in Vaimaanga, saying “nothing could possibly happen in the foreseeable future” for the project.


Keep our water free: Petition against water tariffs gains traction

Wednesday 26 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, Local, National

A petition opposing the planned water tariffs in Rarotonga is gaining momentum just couple of days after its launch.


Lights out in Raro

Wednesday 26 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

An unexpected power outage plunged hundreds of Rarotonga residents into darkness for almost an hour last night.


Baudinet eyes more years in Davis Cup

Friday 14 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Tennis

Top national tennis player Brett Baudinet is in Amman, Jordan, participating in his 20th Davis Cup for the Pacific Oceania team.


‘Come back home, Mangaia needs you’: Numangatini Tangitamaiti Ariki makes emotional plea at Bicentennial

Tuesday 11 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Church Talk, Features, Local, National, Outer Islands

Numangatini Ariki has made a humble plea with the visiting Mangaians to return home during the opening ceremony of the island’s Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday.

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Cook Islands joins Pacific nations in exhilarating FestPAC opening ceremony

Friday 7 June 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Art, Entertainment, Features

The 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, got off to an exhilarating start with Cook Islands and other Pacific nations showcasing their vibrant culture on stage last night.


Brendan Piakura: ‘Living the dream, that is for sure’

Wednesday 29 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islander Brendan Piakura is still pinching himself after getting a call from Queensland Maroons coach Billy Slater to join camp ahead of State of Origin Game I.


NZ commits $20m to Cook Islands budget, $10.5m for public service

Monday 27 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National, New Zealand, Regional

Cook Islands has secured $20 million in Core Sector Budget Support and an additional $10.5 million for continued public sector strengthening during the 8th Cook Islands-New Zealand Joint Ministerial Forum last week.


Local hot sauce burns up Australia's Mr Chilli competition

Thursday 23 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, Food, Go Local

A locally made hot sauce has been ranked the third hottest in an annual competition featuring best of the best sauces from Australia and New Zealand.


Cook Islands swimmers lead the charge in 2024 Sports Awards

Thursday 16 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Swimming

Swimmers Wesley Roberts and Lanihei Connolly are leading the charge in the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee’s 2024 Sports Awards.


Resort experiences coastal inundation and beach erosion

Tuesday 14 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Weather

The coastal inundation alert remains in force over the coastal areas of Rarotonga and the rest of the Southern Cook Islands.


Blooming for mums this Mother’s Day

Saturday 4 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Business, National

The hardworking and dedicated team at Island Craft Ltd are powering through one of their busiest times of year.


Airline celebrates 30 years of supporting Rarotonga Triathlon

Thursday 2 May 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National, Sports, Travel, Triathlon

Air New Zealand’s longstanding sponsorship for the Rarotonga International Triathlon “is testament to the airline’s commitment to the tourism industry”.


New Zealand Parliament Speaker visits Rarotonga

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Parliament

Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Gerry Brownlee is visiting Cook Islands this week.


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