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Omicron threat looms

A recent closed-door meeting between Te Marae Ora and leading agencies reveal the government will not be able to control Omicron when it hits the Cook Islands.

National

Back into waters, fisherman shares ‘scary’ sea surge ordeal

Fisherman Junior Ioapa made the most of the calmer seas early yesterday morning catching 10 decent sized and one weighing 15 kilo yellow fin tuna.

Cooks to borrow $80m for economic recovery

An $80 million loan will prop up the national economy just weeks after New Zealand delivered a $60 million aid package for ‘Covid-19 economic support and recovery’.

Economy


Pet bird returns home from the wild

The Taamo family bid farewell to their beloved pet gannet Aki a week ago, releasing it back into the wild. But the charismatic bird has since returned, deciding it would rather live with the family who raised it on the island of Aitutaki.


Henry receives top Imanuela Akatemia award

Shirlene Henry received the Imanuela Akatemia’s Senior General Excellence award at the school’s prizegiving awards on Wednesday last week.

Education


Fitness group’s run-a-thon raises over $3000

A fun run-a-thon event on Saturday organised by the TMS Fitness Club has raised a total of $3153.30 which was donated to the Rotaract Rarotonga Club.

Health


Man convicted for trespassing and intoxication

Araitia Araitia was convicted of being unlawfully found after being intoxicated and walking into someone’s property.

Court


Man pleads guilty to drunkenness in public

A man who previously claimed he was punched by police and told “shut up, this is not Fiji” changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Court


Superfund changes default option to ‘balanced fund’

Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund (CINSF) will change its default option from the conservative fund to the balanced fund on January 1, 2022.

Economy


Police warn don’t drink and drive

The police are projecting a bump in the number of road incidents this month, due to the onset of the festive season, a statement from the Cook Islands Police Service said.

Economy


Omoka student receives grant to join Tereora

Penrhyn schools of Omoka and Tetautua held their prize-giving events separately last week and consequently, the principal of both schools Apii Napa had to cross the lagoon highway to attend the event at Tetautua.

Education


Huge excitement as Christmas holidays begin

The Year 4 students at Papa’aroa School couldn’t contain their excitement for the very last day of school yesterday as they lined up outside their classroom to finish off the last few hours left of their school day.

Education


Mother of seven receives suspended sentence

A woman was put on a two-year suspended sentence after stealing from the KAPs store in Matavera twice on one day in October.

Court


Vaxed or unvaxed that is the question

Government agencies and ministries have been told to have a Covid-19 policy in place for staff and clients while health and safety officers are to be mandated in an effort to undertake responsibilities on behalf of the agency, ministry or business they represent.

Health


PM Brown, Puna seeking costs from failed private prosecution

Prime Minister Mark Brown says he was not surprised Citizens Against Corruption’s (CAC) attempts to lay charges a second time failed.

Court


In brief: Court News

A man has been fined and banned from driving with another man convicted of willful damage.

Court


Man receives 15 months prison for stealing

A Rarotonga man was sentenced to 15 months prison for stealing a grass cutter worth $1000, along with other items worth $741 and contempt of court.

Court


Tereora students help Muri project before holidays

Three busloads of Tereora College students headed out to Ngatangiia yesterday to help a local environment group with its project to protect land around streams and coastal areas in Muri.

Environment


Hopes and dreams of the nation’s future generation

Members of Parliament and government officials gathered at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday to hear about the country’s National Sustainable Development Agenda (NSDA 2020+) for the next 100 years.

Economy


Mandatory vaccination on the cards for employees

Mandatory vaccination will be implemented by at least one state owned enterprise and the leading private enterprise, while another supermarket has no intention of enforcing dismissal of the unvaccinated, unless government legislates it.

Economy


Booster shots to start next week

The rollout for the third or ‘booster’ dose of the Pfizer vaccine for protection against Covid-19 and its new variants will start on Friday next week, December 17.

Health


Ministry of Justice makes Christmas wishes comes true

Christmas carols and cheer from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) staff brightened the Creative Centre on Monday afternoon.

Health


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