Acting in his capacity as Cook Islands Attorney General, Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday officially announced the appointment of Lauaki Jason Annandale as the country’s new Solicitor General.
A motorcyclist has been hospitalised after suffering fractured ribs and other injuries in a collision with a drunk driver last weekend.
Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health is looking to turn the island of Atiu into Cook Islands’ first smokefree island.
About 134,000 people are forecast to holiday in the Cook Islands this year, a 22 per cent drop on the 171,000 visitors in 2019.
An ongoing fundraiser for Rarotonga’s underfunded volunteer fire crews is picking up steam again, after the dearth of visitors to the island over the summer season put a damper on the appeal.
Prime Minister Mark Brown has issued new warrants to eight representatives for the Marae Moana Technical Advisory Group.
Prime Minister Mark Brown has called out Cook Islands News following widespread negative online comment about Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s visit to Rarotonga.
As confusion around the importation of medicinal cannabis continues at the border, Prime Minister Mark Brown has confirmed he is aware of the situation and says it is a case of ‘individuals interpreting their roles correctly’.
Police arrested five people over the weekend, including one male suspect, who is alleged to have threatened a shopkeeper with scissors on Friday evening.
Diplomatic Envoys from the Republic of France, the Republic of Korea and the State of Kuwait, will visit Rarotonga this week to present their letters of credence to King’s Representative, Sir Tom Marsters, during a ceremony facilitated by Te Kauono Tutara e te Mana Tiaki – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI).
With Covid-19 travel restrictions largely a thing of the past for Australian and New Zealand tourists, Pacific destinations are enjoying the return of visitors – albeit at a slower pace than in other parts of the world, writes Apisalome Movono and Regina Scheyvens.
Prime Minister Mark Brown has celebrated a milestone birthday in style and collected his pension at the same time.
A simple search in the Cook Islands Biodiversity database shows the Cook Islands has 16 different types of Palms, with the majority being introduced for ornamental purposes. Two of the 16 have been identified as native. These are the common coconut palm, and the other, once thought to only be found on Mitiaro, the Mitiaro Fan Palm Pritchardia mitiaroana,locally known as the Iniao.
Artist Mike Tavioni set out to tell a story of five brave men and made some startling discoveries along the way.
Equity for women was on the minds of five speakers at Tamarind House this week.
A drunk driver on Rarotonga who recorded a breath alcohol reading nearly five times the legal limit – the highest police have seen in recent years – has appeared in court.
Departing acting Australian High Commissioner Ruth Baird says she will miss immersing herself in the culture of Cook Islands.
Cook Islands Party member Sonny Williams has been confirmed as the new MP for Titikaveka.
Today marks 50 years since the first Cook Islands branch of international Christian youth organisation Girls’ Brigade was established in Atiu.
Justice of the Peace John Whitta entered into a debate over name suppression at the Criminal Court in Avarua yesterday.
Equity was on the minds of women at Tamarind House as part of a special event to commemorate International Women’s Day on Wednesday night.
A heavy weather system is making its way towards Rarotonga, bringing with it torrential rain.