Articles by Rashneel Kumar

Infrastructure boss suspended, joins husband under police investigation

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Public Service Commissioner has suspended another head of a government ministry on full pay, pending the outcome of an investigation.


Akaiti Puna wins Manihiki by-election, CIP majority intact

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Outer Islands

Akaiti Puna, the wife of former prime minister Henry Puna, claimed back her husband’s Manihiki seat in yesterday’s by-election.


"Today we start our journey of recovery", PM says

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Cook Islands will open its border to Kiwi tourists in a fortnight after the announcement of the two-way quarantine-free travel between the two countries starting on May 16 (Cook Islands time).


Rarotonga water treatment waste ‘no gift to growers’

Monday 26 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Environment, National

The proposal to reuse sludge from the new Rarotonga water treatment system for horticulture has been met with criticism from the local organic growers’ association.


Close battles in opening round two matches

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Netball, Sports

Avatiu premier side has maintained their unbeaten run in the Rarotonga Netball Competition.


New rugby league champions beckons

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending champions Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles’ reign is all but over after another heavy loss in the weekly competition.


PM ‘assures’ New Zealand bubble date is joint decision

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy

Prime Minister Mark Brown’s expedited plan to welcome Kiwi visitors into the country from May 1 looks unlikely.


Touch concludes weekly competition

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The weekly Touch competition concluded with exciting finals last week at Nikao Field.


Former power boss takes over water as Longman ‘steps down’

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

Just over a year in the job, the head of the local water authority has stepped down for health reasons.


Sea Eagles face tough battle

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

With three more games to go before the knockouts, teams are going all out to secure top four spot in the domestic rugby league competition.


Upstart airline grounded before take off

Thursday 15 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Plans to start a new airline to provide direct flights from Wellington and Christchurch to the Cook Islands have been shelved.


Mike Pero parks Pasifika Air. For now

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National

Continued uncertainty over quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands has forced businessman Mike Pero to halt plans for his airline, Pasifika Air.


Akaiti Puna named CIP candidate

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Politics

It will be a three-way battle in the upcoming by-election for the Manihiki seat left vacant following the resignation of former prime minister Henry Puna.


Covid economic package extended

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National

Government has extended the wage subsidy and other grants until the end of June, bringing some relief to businesses and workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Environment boss suspended pending police investigation

Friday 9 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Police last night confirmed they are investigating the head of Environment Service after receiving a complaint.


Netball break to allow teams time to rest and recover

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Netball, Sports

Titikaveka is hoping to bounce back stronger when the Rarotonga Netball Competition resumes after a week break.


Eels take lead in league

Tuesday 30 March 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Sports

The domestic rugby league competition heads into a week break providing teams with a perfect opportunity to recover before entering the crucial half of the weekly meet in May.


Business house squash tourney for beginners

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Other Sports, Sports

If you’re looking for a challenging but fun company-bonding experience – then the BSP Business House tournament could be the answer.


Skurosz defends women’s triathlon title

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association held the very popular Women’s Triathlon on Saturday.


Avatiu beat Titikaveka in netball thriller

Tuesday 23 March 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Netball, Sports

Avatiu edged Titikaveka by a point to lead the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition.


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