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Articles by CI News Staff

Black Wolves, Spice Queenz emerge victors

Monday 17 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Black Wolves from Tupapa retained the Cook Islands Beach Games beach football title on Saturday.


Fees Free initiative reinstated

Monday 17 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National

The Fees Free study within the Cook Islands will commence with eligible institutions from this month following Prime Minister Mark Brown’s announcement of the Fees Free programme being extended as part of the Economic Recovery Roadmap (ERR) for the 2021/22 fiscal year.


Tropical depression brings gale-force winds and heavy swells

Monday 17 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

Yesterday’s strong winds and high seas caused by a tropical depression near Mauke caught residents of Rarotonga and other southern group islands by surprise and the Met Office says more damaging winds and rain are expected this week.

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Defending champs on track

Saturday 15 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Soccer, Sports

Defending men’s champions Black Wolves remain on track in the 2022 Cook Islands Beach Games beach football competition.


Punanga Nui Market mama’s masked and ready

Saturday 15 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

It is mandatory for all the Punanga Nui Market (PNM) vendors to wear a face mask today, and the market mamas are all set to go and will be masked and ready to welcome customers at their various stalls.


Handball impressed with beach comp

Friday 14 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The 2022 Beach Games got off to a perfect start with an impressive three-day beach handball competition that concluded on Wednesday followed by the beach football competition yesterday.

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Inmate referred to New Zealand for further tests

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

An Arorangi Prison inmate, who is understood to be in serious medical condition, is being referred to New Zealand for high level tests “to rule out any undetected sickness”.

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Panthers and Bulldogs reign supreme

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers retained the Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise men’s title at the National Stadium in Nikao on Saturday.

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Best rugby moments of 2021

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Below is our year in review of the best moments in Rugby for 2021.


Ministry of Health to issue free vax certificates

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

From Monday January 10, Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health will be issuing free vaccination certificates at the National Auditorium in Tupapa.

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Cook Islander of the Year gives humble thanks

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

The winner of the inaugural Cook Islands News’ Cook Islander of the Year has been crowned.


Cook Islands 'Samson squad' win Best Pacific Artist Award 2021

Thursday 6 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Entertainment, National

Cook Islands singing sensations the ‘Samson Squad’ capped off their 2021 with a major award at the Pacific Music Awards 2021 held a month ago in New Zealand.

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Women's Rugby league champions eye Nines title

Thursday 6 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Reigning domestic rugby league 13s champions Lady Bulldogs are eyeing their first Nines in Paradise title at the National Stadium in Nikao this weekend.

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Siblings seek splash as summer conditions prevail

Thursday 6 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National

Siblings Jaceleine (14) and Leo (11) Pukerua were among those seeking comfort in the waters at Avarua as summer conditions made swimming favourable in Rarotonga on Wednesday.


Nines in paradise tournament reduced to two days

Wednesday 5 January 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The annual Nines in Paradise tournament has been reduced to two days starting this Friday at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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Business support extended

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday announced that the wage subsidy and sole trader grants will continue until the end of February, to allow businesses to build up after the border opening on January 13, 2022.


Government unfazed by Omicron in NZ

Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National

Cook Islands Government has ‘no plans’ to revisit the January 13 border reopening despite two Omicron community cases in New Zealand.

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League confirms Nines tournament

Thursday 30 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League is set to kick off their 2022 season with the annual Nines in Paradise tournament next week.

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Cook Islands News’ Cook Islander of the Year 2021 nominees

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National

Social and community workers, a human rights activist, health leader, sports mentor and rare bird only found in the Cook Islands are among the nominations for the Cook Islander of the Year 2021 award.


Stage set for Boxing Day Touch

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Eight teams have registered for the Cook Islands Touch Association’s annual Boxing Day Touch Tournament.

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