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Cook Islanders advised to check extended wait times for passports

The New Zealand High Commission in the Cook Islands has advised applicants to check the extended processing time (up to 8 weeks) before applying for a New Zealand passport due to system upgrades.


Three-year driving ban

A man with a medical health condition has been ordered not to drive for three years due to health concerns raised at the Criminal Court in Avarua yesterday.

Balancing rights and culture: ‘Hard Talks’ panel discusses progress and challenges

Thought-provoking candid conversations on human rights or tika’anga tangata on the evolving relationship of the LGBTQI Anuanua rights in the Cook Islands shed light on the challenges, progress, and aspirations for individuals in the community and abroad.


Te Ipukarea Society: Earth Day 2024- Cook Islands champions plastic reduction goals

This coming Monday marks the 54th year recognising ‘Earth Day’. This is an event celebrated on April 22 every year to raise awareness on issues important to the health of our environment.


‘Rowdy tourist’ bailed, told to seek legal advice

An intoxicated tourist who was held in custody earlier this week has been advised to seek legal advice after her case was adjourned to April 24.


Driver, 52, to be questioned after fatal Nikao crash

Police will be talking to the 52-year-old pickup truck driver who is alleged to have struck a motorcyclist, causing her death, in Nikao on Wednesday morning.


Strong first quarter fuels optimism for Cook Islands tourism industry

International economists and leading resorts say the Cook Islands is on track for a record year in arrivals, buoyed by strong first-quarter figures.


Northern Cooks hit by dry spell, southern group could be next

Cook Islands’ northern islands faced dry conditions last month, while the south may experience similar dryness in April-June and the north could see wet weather.


Local MPs discuss challenges with NZ Speaker Parliamentary delegation

Cook Islands parliamentarians engaged in open discussions with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Speaker of the House of Representatives Gerry Brownlee and his delegation at Parliament House yesterday morning.


Woman jailed for repeated breaches

A young woman who is seen by the court to have had a disturbing pattern of behaviour for reoffending has been sentenced to around four weeks in jail.


Man gets four-year prison sentence for raping a minor

A 22-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for raping a minor.


Asbestos removal project nears completion, disposal pending

A $400,000 project to remove asbestos from a government building in Avarua is nearing completion, but there is no decision yet on how to dispose of the harmful fibres.


KAPs conquer Mixed Touch competition with dominant final win

The 2024 Mixed Touch Season Competition wrapped up on Monday with thrilling semi-final and final matches that showcased the talent and competitiveness of the participating teams at the National Stadium in Nikao.


Vaka Marumaru Atua sets direct course for Hawaii

Vaka Marumaru Atua will skip Tahiti and sail directly to Hawaii with a youth crew to attend the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Honolulu in June.


Akava’ine to take centre stage as Miss Thunderhips strikes back!

After a decade-long break, the electrifying Miss Thunderhips dance competition is back with a thunderous bang and taking to the stage tomorrow night at Te Are Kariori Domes for the Anuanua festival celebrations.


New Zealand Parliament Speaker visits Rarotonga

Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Gerry Brownlee is visiting Cook Islands this week.


Intoxicated tourist faces charges after rumbling arrival

A tourist has got off to a bad start to her Rarotonga holiday after she was arrested and remanded into custody by police upon arrival at the Rarotonga International Airport on Tuesday night.


National Geographic Orion docks in Rarotonga

State of the art expedition cruise ship, the National Geographic Orion, arrived in Rarotonga yesterday.


Chamber calls out ‘favouritism’ in Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill

Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce is concerned the Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill gives preferential treatment to a USA company Drumcliffe to do business in the Cook Islands.


60-year-old woman dies in first road fatality of 2024

Cook Islands recorded its first road fatality of the year after a 60-year-old woman died from crash-related injuries yesterday morning.


Rarotonga grower raises concerns about produce theft

A Rarotonga grower has raised concerns about what can be done to those caught stealing produce from other people’s farms.


Youth development courses tackle mental health, de-escalation

A police prevention team along with members from New Zealand Defence Force and Blue Light NZ held Youth Development training courses in the country.


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