Articles by Rashneel Kumar

Kapi’s rugby dream comes true

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Four local players will leave the country tomorrow to join school and senior rugby union teams in New Zealand.


Passengers given green light to travel to Rarotonga

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Government has decided to resume incoming passenger travel from Auckland to Rarotonga despite a new Covid-19 community case in New Zealand Sunday.


League to make a decision on today’s matches

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League executive will this morning decide whether or not to play the second round of the Raro Cars Cook Islands Rugby League Competition.


Providing better learning experience

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Education, National

Imanuela Akatemia is making a good progress with the 2021 academic year. The 2021 academic year started with term one studies on January 25.


National college inducts anau leaders

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Education, National

Twenty-four Tereora College students were inducted as anau leaders at an investiture ceremony yesterday.


Cop facing suspension

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, National

A female officer will be placed on suspension as of Monday, February 22, for her involvement in an alleged assault incident last weekend.


BTIB recruiting seasonal workers

Friday 19 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National

A Government agency has copped criticism for its role in recruiting local and expatriate workers to take up seasonal work in New Zealand.


Cancelled travel plans turn from disappointment to delight

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

While there will be no passengers on today's flight from Auckland, one affected family stuck in NZ decided to make the most of the situation.


New Covid cases in NZ affecting travel plans

Monday 15 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National

Government will decide Monday on whether to allow passengers on tomorrow’s flight to Rarotonga following new Covid-19 community cases in Auckland.


Winning start for Avatiu Eels

Saturday 13 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers will take on minnows Titikaveka Bulldogs in their opening match this afternoon.


Carlson remains league president

Saturday 6 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The 2021 Cook Islands domestic rugby league season will start on Friday next week.


‘Fishing freaks’ stoked with catch

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Two passionate fishermen “did the miles to get the smiles” and were rewarded with the first Broadbill Swordfish to be caught by rod and reel in Rarotonga.


Back to where it all began

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

This Friday February 5, the much-loved local brand Manini Wear is having a pop-up market stall at Tamanu Beach Resort, Aitutaki.


Crusaders against corruption

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Cook Islands Association of Citizens Against Corruption (CAC) is now officially registered as an Incorporated Society.


Shopkeeper robbed at knifepoint

Monday 1 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, National

Police yesterday issued an urgent appeal to the public, asking witnesses in the vicinity of the crime to come forward with information.


Williams confirmed Health boss

Saturday 30 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health, National

Newly appointed Secretary of Health says his immediate focus is recruiting to fill in critical vacancies advertised late last year.


Local Covid tracing app to be ‘similar’ to NZ

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health, National

Government says an additional application to enhance the country’s Covid-19 contact tracing system will be implemented by the end of March.


Quarantine free travel at last

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Rarotonga International Airport witnessed a glimpse of pre-Covid-19 activity early yesterday as 115 passengers boarded the first quarantine free flight to New Zealand.


Road accident numbers decline

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Motor vehicle crashes in 2020 reflects a massive 45 per cent drop from the high of 279, reported in 2018.


Opposition calls on Government to Boost Covid-19 tracing ability

Monday 18 January 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health, National

The Opposition Democratic Party has welcomed quarantine free travel into New Zealand but is calling on government not to rush into two-way travel bubble.


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