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27 November 2021

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MIQ now free for repatriates but costing the taxpayer $800,000

Managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) is now free for people currently in MIQ and for people entering the country on December 2, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

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No vax mandates for Cooks: PM

MMR removes whale carcass from Aitutaki reef

A whale carcass that was discovered over a month ago on Aitutaki’s reef just above Honeymoon island is being removed by the Ministry of Marine Resources.

Environment


In brief: Court News

A man charged with dangerous and reckless driving was asked to pay reparation costs of over $7000 to the victim whose vehicle he crashed into.

Court


Families anxious as Solomons unrest unfolds

With the current civil and political unrest in the Solomon Islands and the capital Honiara under siege, the Solomon's community in Rarotonga has been left with yet another layer of anxiety on top of the many complications already caused by Covid-19.

Economy


Thieves steal equipment from Red Cross truck

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society are victims of a theft that occurred on Thursday night.

Crime


Nukutere College celebrates academic success

Family, friends and caretakers gathered at Nukutere College yesterday to celebrate the academic achievements of their Year 7-11 students.

Education


Celebrating business leaders of tomorrow

The Cook Islands Business and Professional Women received a record 81 nominations, nominating 24 different young entrepreneurs for the biennial 2021 Emerging Entrepreneur Awards.

Economy


Beating the blues with Te Kara Run

Several hundred people braved sweltering conditions for the renowned Te Kara Run late Friday afternoon. They congregated at the Punanga Nui Market and made their way around a three kilometres course during Autism Cook Islands’ biggest and most awaited event of the year.

Health


Rescuing Te Reo Maori

A New Zealand-based Cook Islands academic is among an increasing number of people trying to save our language. Dr Sally Akevai Nicholas, a lecturer in Linguistics at Massey University in Auckland, has been tasked with strengthening Cook Islands Maori.

Culture


In brief: Court News

Yves Pan, an over 70-year-old French national who is also a Cook Islands permanent resident, will appear in the High Court today at Avarua.

Court


‘Man up’ against violence

The annual White Ribbon Day parade yesterday through the town drew a respectable number of men, including the Arorangi Boys Brigade band, who joined in the campaign to end domestic violence in the Cook Islands.

Health


Incoming flights full in early days of reopening

Flights are sold out during the first days Cook Islands will welcome visitors again.

National


PR rules ‘soul destroying’ for expat partners

A Cook Islands man says spouses needing to wait for 10 years for permanent residence status, if they don’t hold a New Zealand passport, is “soul-destroying”.

Economy


Te Are Manu to host ‘exciting’ annual fundraising event

Cook Islands’ one and only veterinary clinic, Te Are Manu, affectionately known as ‘TAM’, is holding its annual fundraising ball at Antipodes on Saturday, December 4.

Economy


Rise and Shine graduates reach for the stars

Fourteen clients were presented with graduation certificates of the landmark pilot project aimed at preparing and supporting people with disabilities to enter safely and confidently into the workforce.

Education


Pilot programme teaches youth art of traditional voyaging

Master navigator and captain of Vaka Marumaru Atua Peia Patai says vaka voyaging is a lost art and he wants to help revive the tradition our forefathers were renowned for.

Culture


Over 60 driver licence issue in the hands of Crown Law: PM

The drivers licence regulation that requires those aged 60 and over to undergo a medical examination is still being dealt with by the Crown Law, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Court


Cooks still short on cops as recruits prepare for training

Cook Islands police continue to wrestle with staffing shortages in spite of a new recruitment intake.

Economy


Cooks PM repeats calls for international recognition of climate debt

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has called on the international finance community to recognise the debt small island states are taking on for climate adaptation and mitigation.

Economy


Kosakifit on Penrhyn

The increasing number of people signing up for exercise programmes is not only happening on Rarotonga but also on Penrhyn - the northernmost island of the Cook Islands.

National


New mental health facility for the Cook Islands

Rarotonga is to get a long awaited mental health facility but it’s proving a challenging task to get specific information about the finer details.

Health


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