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27 October 2021


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The gift of faith

The solemn peal of church bells drifted across Orongo Park to a crowd of hundreds grandly dressed in a shining white garment at the Puna Kiore in Arutanga, Aitutaki in commemoration of the arrival of Christianity 200 years ago.

Dressed to impress! Mamas turn up in style at annual fishing comp

On Saturday morning, 93 reef fishing enthusiasts dressed in bright and bold garments, took to the sea near the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa for the 2021 Mama’s Reef Fishing Tournament.


Business and professional women use rehab theme to highlight vulnerability

An organisation which works to support women and children who experience family violence is $5000 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of female professionals.


Cook Islanders urged to get cyber savvy

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Cook Islanders encouraged to “cyber up” in a combined effort against cyber-attacks.


Citizens Against Corruption appeal in process

The private prosecution against Prime Minister Mark Brown and his predecessor Henry Puna, who were acquitted of corruption related charges in March, is still in progress.


Rarotonga groups team up for Wellness Day

The Realist Project is excited to collaborate with The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) to organise a ‘Wellness Day’ in support of CPR’s efforts to build their ‘Hub’.


Ready for the final term

The Imanuela Akatemia Early Childhood Learning students were cheerful and excited on the first day back at school yesterday for the start of Term 4.


Cooks amongst the most vaccinated in the world

The Cook Islands have been identified as world leaders in Covid-19 vaccinations by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).


Renowned artist lays bare his secrets as poetry meets music

Mike Tavioni needs little introduction as a well-known master carver, but he has now expanded his artistic talents to incorporate recorded original works.


Be Fruitful ice creams now in supermarket chillers

Fans of the real fruit ice creams served from the colourful Be Fruitful mobile caravan now have many more places to buy one following new retail partnerships.


Tenderly growing vegies in Penrhyn

The principal of Manihiki’s Tukao and Tauhunu schools Anna Rauru was ecstatic to receive a delivery of “fresh and delicious” home grown vegetables from the island of Penrhyn.


Agriculture census helps ministry plan

An agriculture census which happens every 10 years is set to begin next month, lasting until December, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank.


Australian Navy sea training strengthens Pacific alliances

The Australian Navy is on a mission to nurture and strengthen its alliances and regional partnerships and the Cook Islands, Fiji and Singapore have become the first three nations to successfully complete its inaugural exchange programme.


Striving for gender equality

The Cook Islands Ports Authority has a male/female gender employee composition of men 57 per cent and women 43 per cent, with the aim to achieve equal or exceed female representation in the ports business.


Aspiring chefs cook up a storm

Fourteen little chefs from the ages of six to 11 took part in the ‘Potiki Makona Kai’ Kids Cooking Competition yesterday as a part of World Food Day at Te Taua Terevete (formerly Constitution Park).


Government tour on ‘progressing northern projects’

The Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), Mark Brown, returned with the other members of his government delegation from a successful mission to the Northern Group yesterday.


Celebrating all things food

A great hoard of people flocked to the Terevete Park yesterday to celebrate World Food Day, a global event celebrated yearly where food lovers as well as growers, chefs, and many more can come together to share and enjoy good food together.


Former Environment Service employee charged with four counts of theft

A woman who worked under the former director of the National Environment Service (NES), Nga Puna, has been charged on four counts of theft as a servant.


Aitutaki children turn up in large numbers to get jabbed

Youth aged 12 to 15 in Aitutaki received their first dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine on Friday.


Police want more cops on our roads

Cook Islands police say they need to be better resourced and more visible if there is to be a curb in motorcycle related offences.


Raro elderly excited to join Aitutaki’s Bi-Centennial celebrations

A group of 14 Are Pa Metua elderly members flew out to Aitutaki yesterday afternoon “excited” to be part of the island’s historic 200 years anniversary celebration of the arrival of Christianity.


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