The Cook Islands High Commission was honoured to be able to facilitate the presentation of credentials of the Ambassadors of Germany, Israel, Turkey, Korea and Chile to the Queen’s Representative of the Cook Islands, Sir Tom Marsters KBE last week.
It is important to set the record straight regarding Minister Mac Mokoroa’s statement (on Cook Islands News Facebook page) that dredging of “Muri Lagoon passage” wasn’t permitted to go ahead to allow for the 2008 Pacific Mini Games. The people of Ngatangiia should be congratulated for having the sense not to allow such an ill-conceived project to go ahead.
Let us showcase all diversities of gifts, skills and talents that God has blessed each and every one of us so much with, from the different islands we come from, different cultures, customs and traditions, at this year’s Constitution celebrations, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church.
Like me, you can’t have helped but notice that we are back in the visitor business again. No, we’re not back up to the sort of numbers we were getting pre-Covid, but they have been steadily growing, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.
A new study on Atiu has found evidence of exploratory voyages to the Southern Cook Islands up to three hundred years earlier than previously thought and well before first settlement. The research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and is summarised here for Cook Islands News by lead scientist, Professor David Sear.
Dear Editor, A big shout out to all the Rarotongans who have been working so hard to welcome visitors back to the islands. We could see the work that has been going on behind the scenes over the 14 months when the borders were closed. The island is looking so good with so much work […]
When Wes Tikiariki Roberts, the ‘Atiu Rocket’, led the Cook Islands team into the stadium in Tokyo during the Olympic Games official opening ceremony, Cook Islander hearts swelled with pride, and Australia was cheering him on as well, writes Dr Christopher Watkins, the Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands.
Our first duty as Christians is to serve others, especially the poor and the marginalised, just as Jesus did. In this country in the 19th century there was an openness to encounter and welcome the stranger. Why is it then that today there is fear and alarm about being open to the stranger? By Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.