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New Zealand education leaders visit Cook Islands

A group of current and past New Zealand education leaders with Pacific ties are visiting the Cook Islands to share their knowledge and strengthen relationship with local counterparts.

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Drowning victim died of natural causes

Cook Islands coroner says the Australian visitor who died while snorkelling near Fruits of Rarotonga on Sunday died of natural causes.

U-turn: U.S. invites Cook Islands to Pacific Leaders summit

The United States has reconsidered Cook Islands for the inaugural U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit after earlier snubbing the country from the two-day meeting to be held this week in Washington DC.

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Karaoke singers ready to battle in competition final

Nine singers will take the stage tonight competing for the title of Rarotonga’s top karaoke singer in the showdown at the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa.

Local


Cooks set to ban importation of ozone-depleting products

The Cook Islands is pushing ahead with rules banning the importation of all ozone-depleting products by 2030.

Environment


$800 fine for motorcyclist over five times alcohol limit

A motorcyclist who crashed into a colleague’s van was more than five times over the blood alcohol limit.

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Thieves steal 90kg worth of ‘good lemons’

A Rarotongan grower’s lemon plantation was raided leaving them $500 out of pocket.

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Electrical fault cause of fire

Fire services believe a catastrophic fire which destroyed a family home behind the Ministry for Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) building was caused by overloading of electrical equipment.

Local


Dates announced for Vaka Puaikura’s Bicentennial Gospel celebrations in 2023

The 200-year commemoration of the arrival of the Gospel to Arorangi will be a significant event for the Tinomana Ariki tribe.

Local


National ceremony in NZ to honour Coastwatchers

A national commemoration in honour of all Coastwatchers who served in the Pacific during the Second World War will be held at on Saturday, October 15 at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in New Zealand.

Local


Southern Group gets food freight subsidy

The Southern Group will get a freight subsidy on food items until at least Christmas in a bid to ease cost of living for those living in the Pa Enua.

Economy


Aitutaki crowned Oceania’s top island destination

Aitutaki has been recognised as one of the leading destinations in the South Pacific at a Tourism Awards ceremony.

National


Double Ava’avaroa tragedy avoided

What could have easily turned into a double tragedy for two inattentive swimmers yesterday was averted by quick-thinking locals who are familiar with the dangers of Ava’avaroa Passage.

Local


Ministry holds meeting to discuss pricing of essential household goods

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Consumer Services Unit hosted its first Consumer Stakeholder meeting with key suppliers to discuss the pricing of essential household goods.

Economy


Community steps up to help fire victims

Over $3000 was raised by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) charity group ‘Give A Little Aroa’ in aid of the Ahiao family, whose home was completely destroyed in a fire last week.

Local


Cruise tourism faces challenges despite removal of travel restrictions

The removal of travel restrictions won’t have an immediate impact for the cruise ship tourism in the Cook Islands.

Economy


Kākerōri revitalisation project wins major conservation award

A project which has brought a native Cook Islands bird species back from the brink of extinction has won a major international conservation award.

Environment


‘A game changer’

The Avaroa Cable is switching routes from east to west which it says will improve internet latency – the time it takes data to travel – improving connection for everyone in the Cook Islands, especially for online gamers.

Entertainment


Opportunity of a lifetime

For acting Australian High Commissioner, Ruth Baird working in the Cook Islands is the greatest privilege of her professional life.

Local


Reviving traditional vaka building

Thirty years ago, vaka/canoes from across the Pacific and the islands of the Cook Islands sailed to Rarotonga for the 1992 Pacific Festival of Arts. These days the traditional art of building a canoe from tree logs is rarely seen, however, things are about to change.

Culture


Dates set for Titikaveka seat recount and hearing

A recount of the Titikaveka seat will take place on September 28.

National


CJ reserves decision on bid to strike out petitions

A lawyer representing the respondents to the Cook Islands United Party’s electoral petitions is asking for them to be struck out.

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