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11 November 2022

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KAPs conquer Mixed Touch competition with dominant final win

The 2024 Mixed Touch Season Competition wrapped up on Monday with thrilling semi-final and final matches that showcased the talent and competitiveness of the participating teams at the National Stadium in Nikao.

Culture

Vaka Marumaru Atua sets direct course for Hawaii

Vaka Marumaru Atua will skip Tahiti and sail directly to Hawaii with a youth crew to attend the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Honolulu in June.

Regulator defends Starlink users

Cook Islands telecommunications regulator head Bernard Hill said regional regulators who are banning the use of Starlink might have an “overinflated view” of their importance.

National


Fierce competition as Tereora College’s Anau teams return to national stage

The Anau (house) teams of Tereora College made dazzling comeback to the national stage after a five-year absence and delivered captivating performances.

Education


Wear blue, donate, and make a difference

People are encouraged to wear blue this Friday, April 12th, for Blue Day and donate to Autism Cook Islands (ACI) initiatives that support families.

Local


Police shortage leads to drop in checkpoints

Cook Islands Police say a staff shortage has led to a decrease in traffic checkpoints on Rarotonga.

Crime


To Tatou Vai seeks public input on new water tariff structure

Cook Islands water authority To Tatou Vai is consulting with the community and other stakeholders to determine a water tariff structure for Rarotonga based on usage and operational costs.

Economy


Penrhyn catches a glimpse of near-total eclipse despite cloudy skies

Some lucky Penrhyn residents witnessed a near-total solar eclipse despite cloudy weather, while Rarotonga residents missed their partial eclipse due to rain.

National


Young orators captivate audience at Rarotonga Māori Speech comp

Te Maraurau o te Pae Apii Ministry of Education Rarotonga Primary Schools Māori Speech Competition was held this week at Te Are Karioi National Auditorium over two nights.

Art


New Zealand peanut recall doesn’t affect local stock

Two budget brands of peanut products are being recalled in New Zealand due to high levels of aflatoxins, but a local importer says their stock isn’t affected.

Health


Te Ipukarea Society: Cook Islanders gain insights on sustainable Blue Economy practices in US

The International Visitors Leaders Programme (IVLP) funded by the U.S State Department nominated 10 representatives from the Pacific who work within the ‘Blue Economy’ to participate in a three-week long knowledge exchange programme in the United States.

Environment


Referendum needed to decide UN membership, says Elikana

Cook Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs Tingika Elikana says a referendum would allow its people to decide whether to join the United Nations and separate from New Zealand.

Economy


Browne calls for $12 minimum wage

Opposition leader Tina Browne is calling for a $12 minimum wage increase, criticising the government’s spending and suggesting to use the saved money for the wage increase.

Economy


Local charity pays it forward with donation to support new mums and families

Autism Cook Islands has kindly donated $1340 cash that was raised from their Art Auction last year, to the Nui Rarotonga group.

Local


Pride and unity: Inaugural Anuanua Week promotes inclusivity in Cook Islands

Pride Cook Islands is proud to announce their partnership with Te Tiare Association in presenting the LGBTQIA+ Anuanua Week – a vibrant celebration of love, acceptance, and unity in the Cook Islands.

Art


$350 fine for reckless driving and ignoring police signals

A motorist has been convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and $50 court cost for dangerous driving and failure to stop.

Court


Motorcyclist fined $500 for dangerous driving, speeding

A motorcyclist who was reported for dangerous driving and speeding last week has been convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $500.

Court


Court briefs

Defence counsel Norman George has elected for three Justices of the Peace trial for his client Sina Sostris Daniel.

Court


Vaka Marumaru Atua to set sail for Hawaii for Festival of Pacific Arts

Vaka Marumaru Atua with a crew of 16 including youth from Pa Enua islands will sail to Hawaii for the Festival of Pacific Arts.

Art


Apii Avarua students win top trophies in Māori Speech Competition

Apii Avarua students took home the top trophies at Te Maraurau o te Pae Apii (Ministry of Education) Primary Schools Māori Speech Competition held on Wednesday night at Te Are Karioi National Auditorium.

Art


Teamwork and creativity shine at Rotaract Rarotonga’s The Great Easter Eggs-capade

Rotaract Rarotonga’s The Great Easter Eggs-capade held on Saturday was hailed a success despite less than the anticipated number of teams taking part in the event.

Local


Tereora College stages cultural extravaganza at Te Are Karioi

Tereora College students will showcase their cultural talents this evening at 6pm at the Te Are Karioi National Auditorium.

Education


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