Articles by Supplied

From Rarotonga to paradise – a trip of a lifetime

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Weekend

Seven hundred and forty nautical miles, or 1460 kilometres, and an estimated 96-hour sea voyage away from Rarotonga lies the island of Penrhyn, also known as Tongareva. With a population of approximately 218 people, and an array of uninhabited motu’s (smaller islands) spread out across its lagoons, Penrhyn continues to remain one of Earth’s best kept secrets. Nobby Clark, fisherman and owner of fishing charter boat Marlin Queen, recounts his recent visit to the Northern Group island.


Our future inheritance –‘claim it or lose it’

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

We have struggled much, learned much, survived through many different phases of socio-economic changes and though still confronting economic challenges and downturns throughout our traditional, religious and political history, writes Bishop Tutai Pere in this week's Church Talk column.


LETTER: Freeze wages of $60k plus

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"Because when everyone got the internet and power subsidies, all government workers got an unintended pay rise."


OPINION: Facing the world with vigilance, diligence and safety

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

The opening of our border with New Zealand will see much-needed tourism dollars flow to every one of our islands, both directly and indirectly through government projects and economic support, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.


Exciting array of football talent at Youth Festival

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

Blue skies greeted the many young players and faithful supporters to an exciting and talent-filled day of football on Saturday at the start of the much-awaited 2021 Kia Orana Youth Football Festival.


LETTER: Support for no levy on imported eggs

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"Why should egg eaters have to pay higher prices to support one business? The answer? They shouldn’t."


Support for climate change research

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The procurement of new technology will help local conservationists monitor how warming oceans are affecting the marine environment around the globe.


A step closer to the Rugby World Cup

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands progress to Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 Asia/Pacific Qualifier as 2021 Oceania Rugby Men’s Championships cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.


CHURCH TALK: The power of the spoken word ‘to heal or destroy’

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in

Gossip has been around for centuries. Have modern men and women mastered gossip or is it still rampant in our families, the workplace, schools, churches, politics and clubs? By Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.


PM Brown gets big welcome in Nukuroa

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Politics

Prime Minister Mark Brown is on his first official visit to the Southern Group island of Mitiaro.


OPINION: We cannot be silent on corruption

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

As a lawyer, a wife, mother and grandmother, too often I have seen the unpleasant side to our culture where we have quietly or silently given permission to or allowed behaviour to simply go unchecked and unchallenged, writes Opposition leader Tina Pupuke Browne.


LETTER: Levy removal killing local eggs

Saturday 24 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"... on the fictitious grounds that consumers wanted a choice, cheaper prices, and that excessive profits were being made, Government, in 2014 decided to hammer the final nail in the coffin and abandon the protection that had been in place for the previous 29 years."


CHURCH TALK: A message of hope

Friday 23 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

This article is dedicated to two great men that have passed this week from the Vaka Puaikura. Beresford Henry “Black” Heather and John Glassie Mateara, who was a regular contributor to this column. These were great life influencers to many people and had many followers.


Badminton youngsters to compete in NZ

Thursday 22 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Badminton, Sports

Cook Islands is set to become first international team to compete in New Zealand since 2019.


Government receives $20m from NZ for Covid-19 economic response

Thursday 22 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands government has confirmed $20 million it received from their New Zealand counterpart will go towards the Covid-19 Economic Response Plan (ERP).


LETTERS: ‘Don’t blame market manager, blame Cabinet’

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor I am disgusted and totally disappointed how Government carried out the unlawful expenditure of $274,000 for tarsealing the Punanga Nui Market.


Stage set for Kia Orana Youth Football Festival

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

The CIFA Kia Orana Youth Football Festival is set to kick off in Rarotonga in a fortnight’s time.


Tangata rejoins Halifax Panthers

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands international Adam Tangata has re-joined Halifax Panthers side playing in the second-tier rugby league competition in the UK.


Our soaring spirit of service in Covid times

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion

It’s often the little things that can have the most meaningful impact – stopping in to check on your elderly neighbour, dropping off some fruit for your child’s teammates at sports practice, or making up the difference when the person in front of you at the supermarket is short of change, writes Prime Minister Mark Brown.


Innocent until proven guilty

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, You published an article yesterday (Monday, April 19, 2021) saying that the Ministry of Finance Audit Office blamed a young woman named Kanea Turama for the loss of $7700 from electricity sales on Tongareva (Penrhyn) Island.


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