Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa New Zealand Charitable Trust hosted the Tu Rangatira special Awards and Recognitions event on Thursday night to celebrate Cook Islanders who have made a significant mark in specific fields in a bid to bring recognition to their achievements.
The Cook Islands Prime Minister has sent a message of congratulations to his Samoan counterpart Fiame Naomi Mata’afa and says he looks forward to exploring ways to strengthen ties between both nations.
The round 19 Vaka Pride programme winners were announced during the school market day event held at the Constitution Park on Wednesday. Three winning categories were carefully decided and prizes distributed to the deserving members of the community.
An announcement on expected timeframes on the decision-making process on four exploration licence applications by companies that have expressed interest in the nation’s deep sea mineral resources will be made within the coming weeks.
Down Syndrome persons were excited to receive prescription glasses to see more clearly with and six iPads to improve their motivation and individual learning abilities – all made possible through the New Zealand High Commission Fund.
New Zealand's decision to suspend quarantine-free travel with Australia will not only provide Cook Islands protection from the highly contagious Covid-19 variant but could also result in an influx of Kiwi tourists travelling into the country.
Oblivious to the chatter and curious stares from onlookers, the visiting yearling Kekeno/New Zealand fur seal nicknamed “Nosey” appeared to be casually enjoying its “sunning holiday break” on Rarotonga yesterday.