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Frustration grows as tourism operator silent while complaints keep rolling in

Backlog issues are plaguing tourist operator Charlotte Piho with dozens of customers still waiting for photographs nearly 12 months after forking out hundreds of dollars each for turtle tours.

National

Cook Islands Prime Minister calls on Japan to protect oceans

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has spoken with the Prime Minister of Japan about his concerns about the plans to dump nuclear discharge into the Ocean.

Woman more than three times the limit abused others

A woman was more than three times over the legal drink driving limit when she stopped her vehicle and confronted the public with profanities.

Court


Traffic infringements keep cops busy

More than 50 minor offence notices have been issued to Cook Islands road users in the five weeks since the New Year. Joanne Holden reports.

Court


Are Pa Metua welcome new year

Are Pa Metua welcomed 2023, happily catching up with their friends at the centre for the elderly - their first day back for the year.

Local


Commemorating Te Tiriti o Waitangi

February 6, marks the day Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi or Te Tiriti, was signed in 1840.

Culture


New Ombudsman looking to form human rights institute

The Cook Islands new Ombudsman will head to Fiji to continue with efforts in forming a Human Rights Institute.

Culture


PM Brown holds talks with Japanese Foreign Minister on nuclear wastewater discharge

The incoming Forum Chair and Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Mark Brown, is leading a Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) delegation to Tokyo this week to convey concerns and requests of Pacific Leaders for deferral of Japan’s planned discharge of treated nuclear wastewater into the Pacific.

National


Manuae Enua Conservation Trust sets out its goals in policy document

Employing rangers, stamping out the illegal taking of pa’ua and establishing eco-tourism are top of the priority list for the Manuae Enua Conservation Trust.

Environment


Avarua Wharf’s wastewater system installed

The new Avarua Wharf Wastewater Improvement System located at the Maire Nui Park (across from the Margarita’s Bistro and Bar) in town is completed.

Local


New daycare born from ‘too short’ maternity leave

A first-time mum’s desire to spend more time with her infant daughter has seen the birth of Rarotonga’s newest daycare.

Local


Woman, 53, charged with drink driving following weekend crash

A 53-year-old woman spent a night in custody following an early morning drink driving incident on Rarotonga.

Court


Rarotonga warmer and dryer, reveals climate change report

Rarotonga is getting warmer and dryer as surveys show increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall. - ‘Annual rainfall has decreased significantly in Rarotonga since 1951’

Environment


Major support in bid to repeal anti-gay laws

A Cook Islands-based organisation that supports LGBTQI rights is welcoming the calls from Pope Francis to decriminalise homosexuality and calling on the Cook Islands Government to follow suit.

Culture


No changes to Cabinet lineup: PM

Prime Minister Mark Brown says he is not looking to make any changes to his Cabinet.

Local


Steel ‘Guardrail Fence’ replaces removed toa trees at Apii Takitumu

The installation of the new “Guardrail Fence” by the Cook Islands Building Supplies at Apii Takitumu is expected to be completed this week.

Education


Tupa, Tiere lead St Joseph’s student leadership group

Sixteen Year 6 students were inducted as prefects at the St Joseph’s Primary School this week.

Education


12 inducted to lead Apii Takitumu

Twelve students from Apii Takitumu were inducted as the school’s 2023 prefects in a special ceremony yesterday morning at the Holy Spirit Revival church in Matavera.

Education


Preserving Cook Islands culture

Cook Islands performing arts classes are starting next week to give children the opportunity to identify with their heritage in a nurtured, cultural environment.

Culture


In brief: Court news

Court matters heard on January 2, 2023.

Court


Air New Zealand legal cost details still up in the air

New information is likely to emerge this week as the total cost to Cook Islands taxpayers in a multi-million-dollar tax case involving Air New Zealand is still to be revealed.

National


USP Cook Islands director welcomes Fiji funding and Vice Chancellor’s return

University of the South Pacific (USP) Cook Islands director Dr Debi Futter-Puati is pleased to hear the newly elected Fiji Government will release funds to the institution.

Education


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