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Staff vote chooses Imanuela Akatemia’s 2024 prefects

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National

Through a staff voting process, Imanuela Akatemia elected their 2024 student leaders.


Four-way battle for Penrhyn seat

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Politics

Four candidates, including the wife of the former MP and deputy prime minister, will contest the 2024 Penrhyn by-election to be held next month.


Parliament appoints ‘expert’ sub-committee to review Land Bills

Friday 23 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

A sub-committee of lawyers with expertise in Cook Islands land matters has been formed for the first time to review key Land Bills for lawmakers.


Badminton U17 team wins silver

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Badminton, Sports

Cook Islands U17 team won silver at the 2024 VICTOR Oceania Championships U17 Invitational Team Challenge in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.


Economy positive, strong signs of recovery: PM Brown

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Parliament

Prime Minister Mark Brown says the country’s latest financial year report to June 2023 shows the country’s economy is very positive and showing signs of strong recovery.


Cooks women MPs at Power Forum

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National, Parliament, Politics

Cook Islands women parliamentarians are in New Zealand attending a Pacific Women in Power Forum that began this week.


Govt says $1.3m invested in Lady Samoa charter

Thursday 22 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Outer Islands, Parliament

The Lady Samoa IV vessel chartered by the Cook Islands government prior to Christmas cost $1.3million.

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Nukz Power makes convincing win

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Nukz Power played FBI with a convincing win of 12 – 1 at the 2024 Touch Rugby Competition at the National Stadium.


Opposition leader questions immigration process

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

Opposition Leader Tina Browne has raised questions on what the government was doing to protect the main employers of foreign workers.


Assault accused denied bail

Wednesday 21 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who is facing 13 charges for assaulting a female was denied bail by the Justice of the Peace John Whitta at the Criminal Court in Avarua.


Government allocates additional funding for roads, healthcare, and renewable energy

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

Infrastructure Cook Islands receives a $400,000 boost to complete road works around Rarotonga, while pharmaceutical needs see an increase of $280,000 in the latest Supplementary Budget.


Parliament approves amendments to Seabed Minerals Act

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

A Bill seeking to improve the overall seabed minerals regime was passed in Parliament yesterday.


Heroin suspected in packages found at Rarotonga retailer

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

Narcotics discovered in the warehouse of a Rarotonga retailer are believed to be heroin. Cook Islands Police media officer Trevor Pitt said preliminary testing done by police, indicated the substance was heroin.


Inflation is a reality: PM encourages homegrown food to combat rising prices

Tuesday 20 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Parliament

The Cook Islands Prime Minister acknowledges inflation’s impact on imported goods and suggests growing local food to combat it, while emphasising economic growth and Pa Enua development as long-term solutions.

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Love, laughter and tries on Valentine’s Day

Monday 19 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The mixed touch rugby teams on game three of the 2024 Touch Rugby Competition turned up on Wednesday last week, featuring a mix of fun, love, and laughter.


Select committee receives three submissions on Amendment Bills

Monday 19 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

The Special Select Committee reviewing the three Constitutional Amendment Bills before Parliament has received three submissions.


Health ministry recommends Covid boosters for vulnerable populations

Monday 19 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Following new cases of Covid-19 in the Cook Islands, Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health is advising additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine for further protection of vulnerable and high-risk populations.


Accused burglar released on bail

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

An accused burglar who has been in custody since December 2023 appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta on Thursday and was granted bail.


Eels eyeing strong start

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Rugby league, Sports

After claiming the League Nines in Paradise title last month, the Avatiu Nikao Eels are eyeing a positive start to their Cook Islands Rugby League 13s campaign when they take on arch rivals Arorangi Bears this afternoon.


Bulldogs bite back! Bulldogs bounce back with upset victory over Panthers

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Titikaveka Bulldogs made a strong comeback in the Cook Islands Rugby League 13s competition yesterday, beating giants Tupapa Panthers 38-30 at Aretere Park in Avatiu.


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