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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.

Yacht denied entry attempted to re-enter: Hosking

A yacht that first attempted to enter Avatiu harbour yesterday morning and was told to leave, attempted to re-enter in the afternoon, Secretary of Transport John Hosking confirmed in a statement last night.

Economy


No jab, no church

Four unvaccinated members of the Cook Islands Christian Church have been told to stay away from services as new recommendations have been laid out by Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health.

Economy


Making waves for Nukuroa’s well-being

A new non-governmental organisation founded in Mitiaro was able to gain a platform at the Oceania Multi-District Information Organisation in an online discussion last week.

Environment


Te Ipukarea Society seeking donations for rat eradication project

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) have started to receive donations going towards the rat eradication project to rid the island of Suwarrow of its rat infestation.

Environment


Australia appoints acting High Commissioner

The decision to open our borders to Australia should be a decision of Cook Islands government, says the acting Australian High Commissioner to the Cook Islands.

Economy


First coronavirus case returns negative result

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the positive Covid-19 case detected in the managed isolation quarantine at the Edgewater Resort on Friday was a ‘historical case’ after the recent test returned a negative result.

Economy


Lawmakers pass new Immigration Act

The passing of the Cook Islands Immigration Act 2021 on Thursday – despite administrative issues – is due to the support of the Prime Minister Mark Brown and the Minister Foreign Affairs and Immigration, to ensure the country has an Immigration Act that reflects the will of the people.

National


People holding out for PR will have to wait

People hoping to get permanent residency will have to wait for early 2022 instead of the end of this month, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Economy


Uritaua Mataiapo investiture draws objectors

Objections to the investiture of a traditional Maori title in the Cook Islands has become a regular feature at installation ceremonies.

Culture


Court seeks clarity in domestic violence cases

A Justice of the Peace is to seek clarification on assault on female cases following appearances by two defendants in the Criminal Court in Avarua on Thursday.

Court


Celebrating all things pilates

Celebrating 11 years of bringing pilates to Rarotonga, instructor Brynn Acheson-Nooroa shared the benefits of the foundational exercise and how she aims to further its reach to benefit more people around the island.

Health


Outer Islands travel disrupted as nation prepares for new arrivals

International travel to the outer islands will be disrupted as a result of the Covid-19 positive case detected in managed isolation at the Edgewater Resort.

Economy


First Covid-19 case lands in the Cook Islands

Cook Islands first case of Covid-19 detected in the managed isolation and quarantine facility at the Edgewater Resort on Thursday night is likely of the high contagious Delta variant.

Economy


Cook Islands News Awards

As a difficult year strained by hardship and challenges draws to a close, Cook Islands News wants to reflect on many things to remember in a year some would rather forget. With that in mind, your newspaper is proud to launch the inaugural Cook Islander of the Year 2021 award. The award recognises people for […]

Economy


Building a better future

Apii Nikao school hall was packed to the brim with bright colours, singing and dancing parents and students as the school celebrated the academic achievements of their pupils, all the way from year one’s up to the senior year nine.

Education


Promoting the importance of daily breakfast

The students at Imanuela Akatemia enjoyed a special breakfast at school last week, compliments of CITC Avarua.

Education


Rarotonga fast reaching a solid waste crisis: PhD

University of the South Pacific Cook Islands’ first Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduate has sounded warning over the growing waste problem in Rarotonga.

Education


Helping local businesses ‘think outside the box’

Continuing to provide ongoing support to the local private sector, the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce is particularly pleased with the turnout for its latest free business workshop, held a week ago in the Air Rarotonga Training Room.

Economy


Bittersweet moment for Takitumu School

Apii Takitumu prize giving or parents day event held yesterday was an emotional one when principal Carly Ave announced that she was leaving the school.

Education


10 year old boy tests positive for Covid-19 in Cook Islands

Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced that the Cook Islands has it’s first positive case of Covid-19.

Economy


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