Articles by Emmanuel Samoglou

The enigmatic ature

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features, In Depth

Ature are mysterious. They are annual visitors to our islands, where they are caught, shared, and then devoured. But sometimes they don’t make an appearance, and it is not understood why. Journalist Emmanuel Samoglou spoke to fishermen and scientists to learn more about these small, yet revered fish.


World Health Organisation assisting with mystery virus

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Regional health experts have been called in to support Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health with a mystery virus circulating in Rarotonga.


Bubble sign off by end of week, government says

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Final signoff on the travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand by the top health officials in both countries is expected to occur later this week, a government spokesperson says.


Mystery virus raising alarm

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

As a mystery virus continues to baffle public health officials, residents are expressing concern over Government’s response.


Bookings explode with bubble date

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Thousands of flight bookings have followed Sunday’s announcement of a Cooks-NZ travel bubble start date. Tourism industry stakeholders say they are ready to accommodate the incoming tide of sun-hungry kiwis.


KATA: Saturday May 1

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Kata, Opinion


Court briefs for week of April 26

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Crime, National

A weekly roundup of cases heard in Cook Islands Court.


Rarotonga traveller in quarantine after breach

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

With a traveller from the Cook Islands in quarantine in Western Australia, the Opposition is re-iterating its call for a nation-wide vaccination programme before a bubble is established with New Zealand.


Major announcement imminent, sources say

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Sources are speculating an upcoming announcement could see either a date set for a travel bubble with New Zealand or solid plans put in place for a Covid-19 vaccination programme, but the Government is staying tight-lipped for now.


Tax law change impacts offshore sector

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

A law that is beginning to take effect aims to preserve the country’s reputation in the offshore financial services sector, however it remains to be seen if it will stall efforts to grow the industry.


NZ officials assisting with travel bubble preparation

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Preparations for a travel bubble with New Zealand are continuing and Prime Minister Mark Brown says Government is continuing its work to be ready by the beginning of next month.


Covid-19 alert level system linked to NZ

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

Prime Minster Mark Brown says the country is tracking well to prepare for a potential travel bubble with Aotearoa as the country’s Covid-19 alert system is overhauled to align it with New Zealand’s.


Shark caught and released

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

The catching of a male tiger shark on Monday highlights the difficulties local fishers can have when interacting with sharks, and the need for further education to ensure the ‘near threatened’ animals are protected when accidentally caught.


Taro heads to a hungry NZ market

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Following a successful first run, Aitutaki growers are preparing a second shipment of taro for export to New Zealand.


The psychology of a staycation

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Staycations have taken off around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the phenomenon hasn’t escaped the Cook Islands. CI News take a look into why we need to get away, even if it might only be a short drive away from home.


Dengue fever cases climbing

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

The dengue fever outbreak shows no signs of abating with the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of type-2 dengue sitting at 317.


Health ministry monitoring mysterious virus

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health, National

An unidentified virus is spreading amongst residents, while the dengue outbreak continues to also put stress on the healthcare system with increased hospitalisations.


Reminiscing about Manihiki, the Islands of Pearls

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Features

Those who’ve had a chance to visit Manihiki begin dreaming about returning as soon as they leave. But for Manihikians who leave their island home for opportunities abroad, returning is sometimes an obligation.


Lack of details on $20m in financial aid ‘unacceptable’

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy

As the wait for a travel bubble continues, the Democratic Party has voiced its frustration with PM Mark Brown’s Government for withholding information on vital NZ financial assistance that’s targeted to plug a widening budget gap.


Covid-19 tracing app available for download

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Health

The Cook Islands contact tracing app is now available for download for residents with a smartphone.


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