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Traditional voyage for Aitutaki’s 200-year celebrations

GPS and modern navigation will be switched off for the overnight trip to Aitutaki on Vaka Marumaru Atua. Instead, the crew will be using traditional wayfinding techniques guided by stars, wind, swell, and the sun.

Autism awareness reaches Northern Group islands

Autism Cook Islands is pleased to extend their vision to some of the Northern Group islands including Manihiki, Rakahanga and Penrhyn, by donating resources helpful in raising awareness for the schools on those islands.

National


PM on Aitutaki for opening of Bi-Centennial celebrations

The official opening of the Aitutaki Bi-Centennial celebrations begins this morning at 9am at Orongo Park.

National


Life in managed isolation

A million-dollar view, a luxury room, varied and nutritious meals, and dancing whales providing some ‘rare’ entertainment is making up for the loneliness of those completing their managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) at the Edgewater Resort in Arorangi.

Local


PM: ‘We cannot continue to close ourselves off from the world’

Cook Islands government is seeking to maintain a zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19 to allow time for children aged 12 to 15 to be vaccinated before considering opening its borders.

National


Artists Gathering set to become annual event

The Gallery Tavioni has announced that their popular Toki Indigenous Artists Gathering will now be an annual event.

Local


Cook Islands marine biologist panelist in climate focused webinar

A four-part webinar addressing and sharing many projects across the Pacific relating to the environment and climate change, and why future projects should receive funding and support will continue today, with Dr. Teina Rongo from Korero o te Orau being selected as one of the panelists.

Environment


$1.3 billion climate grant welcomed by PM Brown

Cook Islands Prime Minister, Mark Brown says he has welcomed New Zealand’s announcement of $1.3 billion in climate-related aid funding.

Environment


Lyp sync battle set to begin

Rarotonga Sailing Club is encouraging people to get their dancing shoes on and favourite songs memorised as they prepare for the return of their ever popular lip syncing competition.

Local


Turua appointed Secretary of Cultural Development for third term

Anthony Turua has been appointed the Secretary of Cultural Development for a third consecutive term.

Culture


Ports Authority attends Aitutaki Careers Expo

More than 200 students on Aitutaki attended the Careers Expo at Araura College that was held last month.

Local


Nga Pu Toru and Mangaia contribute to Aitutaki’s Bi-Centennial

More pellets of frozen and dry goods will make its way to Aitutaki this week thanks to the shipping freight provided by Matson Shipping Limited.

Local


Aitutaki gets set to host 200-year Bi-Centennial opening ceremony

Aitutaki is in full swing and ready for the 200 Bi-Centennial celebrations that starts tomorrow with a grand opening ceremony from 9am at Orongo Park.

National


Sludge could be dumped next to the Rarotonga landfill within two months

The ongoing saga regarding the disposal of the by-product sludge from Rarotonga water intakes could be put to rest within months.

Environment


Bringing the taste of Germany to Raro

Rarotonga will get a taste of Germany with the return of the annual Oktoberfest this coming weekend.

Local


Dressed to impress! Mamas turn up in style at annual fishing comp

On Saturday morning, 93 reef fishing enthusiasts dressed in bright and bold garments, took to the sea near the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa for the 2021 Mama’s Reef Fishing Tournament.

Local


Business and professional women use rehab theme to highlight vulnerability

An organisation which works to support women and children who experience family violence is $5000 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of female professionals.

Local


Cook Islanders urged to get cyber savvy

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Cook Islanders encouraged to “cyber up” in a combined effort against cyber-attacks.

National


Citizens Against Corruption appeal in process

The private prosecution against Prime Minister Mark Brown and his predecessor Henry Puna, who were acquitted of corruption related charges in March, is still in progress.

Crime


Rarotonga groups team up for Wellness Day

The Realist Project is excited to collaborate with The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) to organise a ‘Wellness Day’ in support of CPR’s efforts to build their ‘Hub’.

Health


Ready for the final term

The Imanuela Akatemia Early Childhood Learning students were cheerful and excited on the first day back at school yesterday for the start of Term 4.

Education


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