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.
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.
There will be no change to Cook Islands’ alert level or border settings at this stage, despite a new Covid-19 community case in New Zealand connected to what has been called the November quarantine cluster.
A number of cases that were brought before the Criminal Court this week were adjourned to a later date. Itio te ra Putaura Matakino, who is facing charges relating to assault on a female, entering with intent and obtaining by false pretence, had his matter adjourned to December 17. Defence counsel Norman George requested Justice […]
Nine months ago, French national Pauline Belliard moved to Rarotonga to live and work. Today she returns to New Zealand, but before saying goodbye to the Cook Islands, Belliard was one of the first group of passengers who got to travel to and discover more about four of the Southern Pa Enua.
Allegations of conflict of interest and misuse of public funds are the basis of a public complaint over the tendering process for the construction of cyclone shelters on the northern group island of Penrhyn.
Supervised quarantine will not be reinstated for passengers arriving on today’s flight following confirmation that the first Covid-19 case in Samoa was not a New Zealand case of community transmission.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the biggest killers of our people, according to Prime Minister Mark Brown. He wants to encourage everyone to work together and put their efforts into combating NCDs. “We’ve had 67 people pass away from January to October, and 50 of those deaths were from NCDs,” Brown said. “For men there are […]
Fertiliser use in crop and livestock farming, animal droppings, septic tank seepage, and soil run-off into streams from land clearing activities have been cited as potential causes of excessive algae growth.
A significant increase in the number of men getting their health checked is a positive sign they are taking seriously the men’s health campaign message – “Get yourself checked”. George George, a driver of the “Movember” movement, says Dr Rangiau Fariu is striving to keep up with the appointments. “It is good to see and […]
The family of a young boy who went missing at sea 14 months ago is still waiting to hear from police and the Ministry of Transport “about where things are at.” Relative Puna Vano said: “All we’ve had is a wall of silence.” Vano was an uncle to little Lapana Tupou who went missing onboard […]
People are being encouraged to head up to Papua Vai Marere, commonly known as Wigmore’s Waterfall and check out the new picnic area. Landholdings created the space at the waterfall for all in the community to enjoy. Crystal Lam from GHD said they also went the extra mile to put a nib kerb in to […]
Health officials say a global shortage of Covid-19 testing equipment has affected their ability to receive new supplies, but a new testing lab slated for completion in the next few months will improve capabilities.