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Economy

Cook Islands and Saudi Arabia prioritise economic resilience and renewable energy

The Cook Islands and Saudi Arabia have prioritised economic resilience, culture, technology and renewable energy as areas for possible future cooperation following a series of bilateral discussions in Rarotonga.

Education

Tereora College invests new leaders

Twenty-four (24) students were bestowed with the honour to lead the student body at Tereora College Student Leaders Investiture on Friday last week at the Princess Anne Hall.

Jonassen steps down as Justice Secretary, citing personal reasons

The Secretary for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Tamatoa Jonassen, has tendered his resignation to the Public Service Commissioner, Carl Hunter, citing personal reasons.

Court


Japan boosts Rarotonga agriculture with machinery donation

Over 1000 hours of tractor services, including slashing and ploughing of farmland in Rarotonga, were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture in the past year.

Economy


Parliament appoints ‘expert’ sub-committee to review Land Bills

A sub-committee of lawyers with expertise in Cook Islands land matters has been formed for the first time to review key Land Bills for lawmakers.

National


Man enters pleas to 10 assault charges

A man charged with 10 counts of assaulting a female has entered guilty pleas to eight of the charges.

Court


$400k asbestos removal operation gets underway at Old Post Office

A $400,000 operation to rid the Old Post Office of asbestos in Avarua is about to get underway following the building’s closure in recent months.

Business


Parliament of Western Australia tours Te Kukupa II

The Parliament of Western Australia delegation visiting Rarotonga were delighted to take a tour on Te Kukupa II yesterday morning before leaving the island in the afternoon.

Australia


Economy positive, strong signs of recovery: PM Brown

Prime Minister Mark Brown says the country’s latest financial year report to June 2023 shows the country’s economy is very positive and showing signs of strong recovery.

Economy


Tyre issue forces Air NZ Cooks flight to divert

A busy Air New Zealand service to the Cook Islands was forced to turn back for Auckland two hours into its journey.

Economy


Cooks women MPs at Power Forum

Cook Islands women parliamentarians are in New Zealand attending a Pacific Women in Power Forum that began this week.

Local


Govt says $1.3m invested in Lady Samoa charter

The Lady Samoa IV vessel chartered by the Cook Islands government prior to Christmas cost $1.3million.

Economy


Cashier pockets more than $1000 from till

A mother-of-six who stole more than $1000 while working as a cashier at a Rarotonga supermarket has received a suspended sentence.

Court


Apii Te Uki Ou inducts student leaders

Apii Te Uki Ou celebrated and commended their new school leaders for this year who represent the future leaders of the country, in a special school assembly yesterday morning.

Education


Cooks community ‘angry and bitter’ over rise in public fighting

Public fighting is on the rise in the Cook Islands, a Justice of the Peace says.

Court


Opposition leader questions immigration process

Opposition Leader Tina Browne has raised questions on what the government was doing to protect the main employers of foreign workers.

National


Couple reconcile after husband attacks wife, wife’s car

Intoxicated and “full of anger”, a 33-year-old man struck his wife in the head and stomach before inflicting nearly $6000 worth of damage on her car in Rarotonga.

Court


Assault accused denied bail

A man who is facing 13 charges for assaulting a female was denied bail by the Justice of the Peace John Whitta at the Criminal Court in Avarua.

Court


Child bruised, bloodied in assault

A Rarotonga woman who repeatedly slapped a 9-year-old girl about the head as punishment for stealing has been sentenced for assaulting a child.

Court


‘Pearl of the Pacific’ - Cook Islands tourism needs promotional boost

Having returned from an Australian Entire Travel Group Roadshow, Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council president Liana Scott says competition is fierce in the marketplace, and promotions need to start now.

Economy


Shining brighter in Penrhyn

Penrhyn is shining extra bright thanks to the kind donation of solar lights.

Education


‘I will never return’: New Zealand tourist furious with police response following a brazen robbery

A visitor on his fourth trip to the Cook Islands says his love for Rarotonga has been ruined after a robbery at the accommodation he and his family were holidaying at in Titikaveka, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Candice Luke reports.

Crime


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