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Weather office monitors another tropical cyclone

Wednesday 7 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

As Tropical Cyclone Nat (NET) decreased to a category one and moved towards Tahiti yesterday, Cook Islands Meteorological Service is monitoring another tropical cyclone.


Penrhyn by-election date confirmed

Wednesday 7 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Outer Islands, Parliament, Politics

Cook Islands United Party will not nominate a candidate for the Penrhyn By-election.


TC Nat set to hit the Southern Cooks now cancelled

Tuesday 6 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands, Weather

The weather warning that was in force for the northern waters of the Southern Cooks is now cancelled. The public is advised to remain vigilant as the Southern Cook Islands was set to feel the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Nat (N-E-T) as it was expected to have affected Aitutaki and Mauke last night.


Tapping into more tourism plans for the Pa Enua

Tuesday 6 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Outer Islands, Travel

Through destination development, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is looking at opportunities, stating that “an opportunity exists to expand the tourism offering and amplify community-led tourism in the Pa Enua”.


Tolosa prepares for Glasgow

Monday 5 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Athletics Cook Islands is ready for another busy year and looks forward to more achievements.


More alleged brawlers expected in court this week

Monday 5 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

More alleged brawlers are expected to appear in court on Thursday after facing charges of fighting in a public place and assault with intent.


Sporting body questions Lewis’ dual roles

Saturday 3 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports, Sports

A national sporting federation has voiced concerns about the concurrent roles of Owen Lewis, the Secretary for Education, who continues to serve as secretary general of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC).

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18-year-old seeks help for urgent medical treatment

Saturday 3 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Fiji, Health, Local, National, Regional

Fundraising efforts are underway to help 18-year-old Valyla Hickes get the medical treatment she needs in Fiji.


No person is above the law: Brown

Saturday 3 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, Economy, Local, National, Politics

Prime Minister Mark Brown confirmed Tongareva seat is vacant after former deputy prime minister Robert Tapaitau’s conviction, triggering a by-election within 60 days.

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Mixed Touch off to exciting start

Friday 2 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The Cook Islands Touch Association weekly mixed division competition got off to an exciting start on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Nikao.


Filipino community welcomes changes to immigration policy

Friday 2 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

The Rarotonga Filipino community has welcomed the recent change in immigration policy allowing foreign workers to have a secondary job.


Heatwave to last until April, says weather office

Friday 2 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National, Weather

Cook Islands is expected to experience temperatures close to 30 degrees Celsius until April, according to the Meteorological Service.


Tapaitau remains in office, awaiting removal process

Friday 2 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, Economy, National, Parliament, Politics

Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister remains in office despite conviction while awaiting formal removal process and potential appeal.

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Tourism rebound strong, despite challenges

Thursday 1 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation had highlighted some of its key challenges and mitigation strategies in its annual report for the year ending June 30, 2023, submitted to Parliament last December.


Chamber of Commerce and Tourism welcome immigration policy changes

Thursday 1 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, Local, National

The Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce welcomes the recent immigration policy changes, though some of their proposed revisions were not adopted.


Touchdown! Defending champs crush rivals in season kickoff

Wednesday 31 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Cook Islands Touch Association’s 2024 season kicked off with the women’s Nukz Power team defeating FBI in the opening match on Monday.


Police probe Nikao brawl, video shows violent attacks on teenager

Wednesday 31 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

The Cook Islands Police are investigating a brawl that took place on Sunday outside the Super Brown store in Nikao.


Cruise season kicks off with 500+ visitors on Europa 2, Star Breeze

Wednesday 31 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, Local, National

More than 500 cruise ship passengers arrived in Rarotonga, with the Europa 2 inaugurating the year’s cruise season on Saturday, followed by the Star Breeze on Monday.


37 complaints spark environmental action

Tuesday 30 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service (NES) received 37 complaints between 2022 and 2023 regarding environmental concerns, according to their annual report for the year ending June 30, 2023.


JCPC delay frustrates Police as backlog of cases piles up

Tuesday 30 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, Crime, Local, National

Police seek swifter activation of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee to address a backlog of cases, including a burglary involving a 13-year-old suspect. Losirene Lacanivalu reports.

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