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The reason for the season

4 December 2020

National

Navy aircraft conducts repatriation of French nationals to Tahiti

Three French nationals, who were stranded on Rarotonga due to Covid-19, boarded a repatriation flight to Tahiti yesterday morning.

Local

French national denied travel

An hour before a repatriation flight to Tahiti was due to depart, the High Court denied bail to a French national after he failed to pay a bond of $60,000.

Local


Lawyer charged with indecent assault bailed

Cook Islands lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen, who is facing indecent assault charges, has been granted permission to travel to Tongareva after agreeing to pay a bond of $5000 to the Ministry of Justice.

Local


Te Onu creation wows crowds

Apii Avarua’s turtle masterpiece has been proudly showcased in the school’s classroom to mark Te Mire Tiare - Rarotonga's annual flower festival.

Local


Barge granted permission to berth at Avatiu

The new barge MV Taunga Nui acquired by Cook Islands General Transport has been granted permission to berth at the Avatiu Port.

Local


Cook Islands prepares for PACER Plus regional trade agreement

The Government has recently conducted a series of consultations in the Pa Enua to educate people living there on the regional trade agreement deal.

Economy

Impressive floral displays for Te Mire Tiare

Drums from the Ministry of Culture alerted schools to the arrival of the judging panel for the Mire Tiare competition on Thursday.

Local


Cooks High Commissioner speaks on regionalism

Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka presented insights into the Cook Islands' perspective on Regionalism and International Security at the Pacific Security Dynamics Course yesterday, hosted by Massey University.

National


Barge crew swab tests needed before disembarkment

MV Taunga Nui crew members will be required to stay on board the barge while Te Marae Ora takes swab tests.

Local


ADB approve loan for Covid-19 support

A loan recently signed by the Government will provide $20 million towards Covid-19 financial assistance for businesses and individuals.

Economy


State funeral for a great son of Mangaia

Former Prime Minister the late Jim Marurai was a man of few words, but you could always count on those words being honest and straightforward. He will always be fondly remembered by a grateful nation.

Local


A man of faith and service

To mark his nomination for the Tane Toa Kuki Airani December-February 2021, Papa Tangimetua Kapi will be at the Islander Hotel on Thursday to celebrate with friends and family.

Local


Covid-19 won't stop family reunion this holiday season

For many years leading up to Christmas, family reunions were the norm, when hundreds of families would fly into Rarotonga from overseas. For one family, this year's event may be quieter but Covid-19 won't get in the way of their plans.

Local


LGBTQ+ groups slam bill deferral

LGBTQ+ rights groups say the fight for equal rights will continue, despite further delays put up by elected officials.

Local


One day parliament sitting insufficient, Opposition says

A speedy one-day sitting of Parliament later this week has drawn the ire of the Opposition Democratic Party.

National


New barge to arrive tomorrow

Cook Islands General Transport will welcome their new shipping vessel MV Taunga Nui as it is expected to arrive at the Avatiu Port tomorrow.

Economy


Mama Mousie Skews’ memory honoured

Rotary Club of Rarotonga yesterday honoured the memory of the late Mama Mousie Skews as they officially handed over to St Joseph’s early childhood education students a number of play and work stations.

Local


Tiare manea on full display

The Airport Authority’s stunning Mire Tiare display portrays the innovation, time, work and commitment from the staff towards the government decorated properties competition.

Local


Building resilience against climate change

Climate Change Cook Islands says the people of Pukapuka are at the forefront of climate change.

Environment

An ocean of flowers - Rarotonga prepares for Mire Tiare week.

Members of the Rarotonga Bowling Club created an impressive arrangement of flowers and plants to represent “the abundance of the ocean - te manea o te moana and marine life” for Mire Tiare week.

Local


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