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LGBTQ+ groups slam bill deferral

LGBTQ+ rights groups say the fight for equal rights will continue, despite further delays put up by elected officials.

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One day parliament sitting insufficient, Opposition says

A speedy one-day sitting of Parliament later this week has drawn the ire of the Opposition Democratic Party.

National


New barge to arrive tomorrow

Cook Islands General Transport will welcome their new shipping vessel MV Taunga Nui as it is expected to arrive at the Avatiu Port tomorrow.

Economy


Mama Mousie Skews’ memory honoured

Rotary Club of Rarotonga yesterday honoured the memory of the late Mama Mousie Skews as they officially handed over to St Joseph’s early childhood education students a number of play and work stations.

Local


Tiare manea on full display

The Airport Authority’s stunning Mire Tiare display portrays the innovation, time, work and commitment from the staff towards the government decorated properties competition.

Local


Building resilience against climate change

Climate Change Cook Islands says the people of Pukapuka are at the forefront of climate change.

Environment

An ocean of flowers - Rarotonga prepares for Mire Tiare week.

Members of the Rarotonga Bowling Club created an impressive arrangement of flowers and plants to represent “the abundance of the ocean - te manea o te moana and marine life” for Mire Tiare week.

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Crimes Bill deferred once again, delaying debate on same-sex rights

Parliamentarians are expected to delay debate on a draft Crimes Bill that decriminalises homosexuality. However, an MP report claims a majority of the public that participated in consultations want to keep the status quo, where the law doesn’t recognise equal rights for same-sex couples.

Local


Bubble or go bust: survey says businesses burning through cash

A new Private Sector Taskforce report reveals the stark reality of what the future looks like for many businesses in the Cook Islands if the country’s border remains closed.

Economy


Te Kara Run for the special ones

Autism Cook Islands will be hosting a colourful fun Te Kara Run this Friday in a bid to support children and caregivers living with autism.

Local

Parliament selling tickets to Manihiki

The Cook Islands Parliament is selling airline tickets to the public to recover costs to the Civil List.

Local


Giving back to the people of Mitiaro

Rangi Kimiora enjoyed a comfortable life while growing up in Melbourne. But after spending a decade there, he decided to return home to Mitiaro to help improve the lives of his people on the island.

National


Committing to the Cook Islands Promise

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation are encouraging people join them in making “your Cook Islands Promise”.

Health


Accidents land four in hospital

Multiple motor vehicle crashes were reported to police over the weekend, prompting calls for safe driving and without the influence of alcohol.

Local


Licences for four new internet service providers paves the way for competition

Four new local internet operators have been granted licences in a bid to improve services and provide competition to Vodafone Cook Islands.

Economy


Rare milkfish harvest carried out in Mitiaro

On Friday, the Arongamana of Mitiaro agreed to lift the Ra’ui on the lake of Mitiaro to harvest the freshwater milkfish.

National


Adapting to food and nutrition security needs

Ministry of Agriculture is urging local growers to maintain the health of their soils amidst fears Covid-19 pandemic could spark a food crisis in the Pacific.

Local


Lawyer following in her mother’s footsteps

The call to law was inevitable for Norah Browne, watching her highly driven mother become one of the most successful female lawyers in the country.

Local


Covid-19 stalling Penrhyn cyclone shelter project: Contractor

As shipping delays stall a controversial construction project in the outer island of Penrhyn, one local shipping firm is questioning why his company wasn’t approached for their services. Emmanuel Samoglou reports.

National


The crowning of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki

Hundreds gathered to witness the installation of Makea Vakatini Phillip Ngamatoa Ariki on Friday. Although the ceremony was met with a vocal protest who called the election process a “fraud”, it continued largely as planned.

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