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Elderly welcome ticket discount

Friday 5 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

THE GREY Power movement has welcomed news of a discount on Te Maeva Nui festival ticket prices for senior citizens.


New bank yet to get go-ahead

Friday 5 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy

THE BANK of the South Pacific (BSP) is yet to receive the green light from the local banking regulatory body to operate in the Cook Islands.


French navy pays a visit

Thursday 4 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

The French naval ship Arago has paid a courtesy port visit to Cook Islands following the completion of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)-led operation Tui Moana.

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Road upgrade nears completion

Thursday 4 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

INFRASTRUCTURE Cook Islands (ICI) is asking the public to bear with them as they near completion of the major road upgrade in town.

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Chinese visitors increase

Thursday 4 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy

THERE has been a gradual increase in the number of visitors from China since 2013.

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Environment Day to focus on litter

Thursday 4 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Environment

THE NATIONAL Environment Service (NES) will observe World Environment Day on Friday.

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Whizzbang start to epic world cruise

Wednesday 3 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Entertainment

AN undeniable sense of pride is reflected in Peter DeWalt’s eyes as he guides Whizzbang safely into Avatiu harbour.

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April visitors up on previous year

Wednesday 3 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

Visitor arrivals in the Cook Islands are showing a steady rise.

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Mosquito virus cases in decline

Tuesday 2 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Health

There has been a decline in the Chikungunya virus cases in the Cook Islands.

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Monitoring tools there, says MMR

Tuesday 2 June 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

THE MINISTRY of Marine Resources (MMR) says it has the tools to monitor the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific waters.


PM committed to marine park plan

Saturday 30 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

PRIME Minister Henry Puna has reaffirmed his commitment for the proposed Marae Moana marine park. This week he told the leaders at the 71st session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand about the ambitious plan.

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NES gathers e-waste info

Saturday 30 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Technology

THE National Environment Services (NES) is calling on the public to supply information on how much white ware and e-waste is out there on the island.


Renewable energy aims on track

Friday 29 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

The Cook Islands is on track to become 100 per cent reliant on renewable energy by 2020, says Prime Minister Henry Puna.

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Tuna industry in good hands

Friday 29 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local

THE TUNA industry is in good hands says the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).


PM underlines importance of aid

Thursday 28 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

PRIME MINISTER Henry Puna emphasised the importance of Official Development Aid (ODA) at the seventh Japan-Pacific Islanders Leaders Meeting (PALM7) last week.


Chinese performance awes small crowd

Thursday 28 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Entertainment

ABOUT 200 people turned up to watch a performance by the Leshan Song and Dance Troupe from Sichuan Province in China at the Avarua National Auditorium on Tuesday night.

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Rugby Plus for kids

Thursday 28 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League

FORMER Australian rep and Fiji 15s coach Ilivasi Tabua is leading a team from the Rugby Plus programme, conducting clinics at schools in Avarua.

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Bid to get details on Civil List

Wednesday 27 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

The Cook Islands government has acknowledged receiving an email from a concerned Rarotonga resident wanting information about Civil List expenditure for the current financial year.


Japanese aid welcomed

Wednesday 27 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Politics

THE COOK Islands government has welcomed Japan’s pledge of $625.6m to Pacific Island countries to help battle climate change and natural disasters.


500k budget for Team Cook Islands

Wednesday 27 May 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Other Sports

The Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) has set a budget of $500,000 to send a team of about 180 athletes to the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea in July.


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