Articles by CI News Staff

Parliament dress code and attitudes to gender need to move forward with times

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Member of Parliament Selina Napa says parliament has outdated rules on how female lawmakers should dress.


Nom de plumes letters policy reinstated

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands News is re-opening its editorial columns to letters to the editor by writers using nom de plumes as opposed to their real names.


Government responds to latest community Covid case in NZ

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Following a confirmed community Covid-19 case in Northland New Zealand, Te Marae Ora is keeping in daily contact with the New Zealand Ministry of Health and will implement further measures as required if the situation changes.


Kata: Google threatens to withdraw from Oz

Monday 25 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in


Secure it or lose it, police warn even after drop in thefts

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

Among the declining crime statistics of unlawful activity being reported to the Cook Islands Police Service, incidents of theft have been steadily dropping each year, for more than 10 years.


Bonsu-Maro hunting goals

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Soccer, Sports

New Zealand-based Tupapa Maraerenga FC star Maro Bonsu-Maro is eyeing Cook Islands debut. Maro Bonsu-Maro can’t wait to get that goal-scoring feeling back.


Beach Games enter final stages

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The final event in the Cook Islands Beach Games 2021 started yesterday at Nikao beach courts.


PM welcomes Biden decision on climate change

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday welcomed the United States’ commitment to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Motorbikes are stolen regularly. And if you're a victim, odds are you won't get it back

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

Between one to two motorbikes are stolen each week on average, according to annual Cook Islands Police figures on reported incidents of unlawfully taken vehicles.


Call for resumption of regular Covid meeting with Rarotonga's Punas

Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands government has been able to demonstrate to their New Zealand counterparts confidence of the work done to approve the one-way free quarantine starting today, says the acting Secretary of Health.


Blacked out! Tupapa teams claim beach football titles

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The 2021 Cook Islands Beach Games football competition held last week saw an intense three-day battle in the men’s and women’s divisions.


Eco toilets arrive in Aitutaki

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Outer Islands

The new eco toilets in Aitutaki will provide better facility for visitors especially to the motu’s for lagoon excursions.


Firearm theft concerns police

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

Police are seriously concerned by the theft of a firearm from an apparent unsecured location.


PM expects influx of travellers

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Quarantine free travel into New Zealand will encourage more Cook Islanders to return home, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.


Concern over ‘added flexibility’ to travel bubble with NZ

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne is calling for diligence regarding the one-way quarantine free travel bubble with New Zealand.


Beneath the surface, you’re beautiful

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

The owner of a local dive shop has spotted new coral growth off the coast near Nikao, which he believes indicates progress in rehabilitating Rarotonga's lagoon and coastal environment.


Leading the development of weightlifting

Friday 15 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Weightlifting has gained momentum on the island of Aitutaki with a number of rookies excited to learn the sport.


Housing units razed to the ground in Arorangi blaze

Thursday 14 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Housing units located along on the Highland Paradise hillside road in Arorangi were completely destroyed in a mid-afternoon fire yesterday.


Notchya, RBDC top bets in Touch at Beach Games

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Defending champions Notchya is one of the top bets in the Cook Islands Beach Games Touch competition.


Taking it up a notch

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League is aiming to include women 13s into their national competition for 2021 in a bid to develop the sport in the country.


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