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Ambassadors present credentials to Queen’s Representative via Zoom

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Politics

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.


LETTER: Dredging of Muri lagoon passage

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor 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.


LETTERS: Government is ‘not a family business’

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for July 30, 2021

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CHURCHTALK: Unity in diversity – Rotai o te Tukeke

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

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.


Daily diary from the crew of vaka Marumaru Atua

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

An ongoing recap from the crew of vaka Marumaru Atua, who are currently sailing to the Northern Group of the Pa Enua.


LETTER: ‘The truth shall prevail’

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion

Letters for Thursday July 29, 2021


Grant to boost Cook Islands Covid-19 preparedness

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands is set to receive a portion of US$20.8 million (NZ$29.9m) Covid-19 related funding.


LETTERS: Jungle trek ‘challenging but amazing’

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for Wednesday July 28

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New logo for Moana Foundation

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

The Moana Foundation has chosen a winning logo for their logo design competition.


Cook Islands sailor proud to deliver vaccine support

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

Four sailors of Cook Islands heritage were involved in the mission to deliver Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to remote islands in the South Pacific including Palmerston.


LETTERS: Promoting political agendas?

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for July 27, 2021

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OPINION: Cook Islands benefitting from Covid-free status

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

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.

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Climate change encouraged discovery of Southern Cooks earlier than first thought

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

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.


LETTER: Thank you for your hospitality

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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 […]


Rarotonga win U19 title

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Rarotonga claimed the annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition after winning the two-match series this week.


OPINION: Sharing culture brings people together

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

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.

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LETTERS: Tuna catches on the slide

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters for Saturday July 24

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CHURCH TALK: Not them and those but us

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

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.

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Challenge not for faint-hearted

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The biggest mental and physical challenge Rarotonga has ever seen will take place in the form of the first ever Ariki Adventures Challenge this Saturday.

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Internship motivates Atiu student

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aumai Teiotu, a 17-year-old student of Enuamanu in Atiu, has been interning at Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) for the last couple of weeks.

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