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New Zealand education leaders visit Cook Islands

A group of current and past New Zealand education leaders with Pacific ties are visiting the Cook Islands to share their knowledge and strengthen relationship with local counterparts.

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Drowning victim died of natural causes

Cook Islands coroner says the Australian visitor who died while snorkelling near Fruits of Rarotonga on Sunday died of natural causes.

Businesses support Clean up the Cooks campaign

The National Environment Service (NES) held its Clean Up The Cooks event on Friday. Volunteers were allocated places to collect waste by NES, which also provided bags.

Environment


Bread prices up

The cost of living continues to soar with bread prices increasing by an average of a dollar and the price of fuel also set for another increase.

Economy


SBMA prepares inspectors for exploration expeditions

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority’s (SBMA) held a sea survival training course this week to prepare their inspectors before sending them on exploration vessels as part of its monitoring and compliance programme.

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Water quality survey raises concern over stream health

A report into Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s water quality shows good results for lagoons, but some concern for streams.

Environment


Breach leads to extension of community service sentence

A man has had his community service sentence extended by seven months after breaching his probationary conditions for the second time.

Court


Multiple cases adjourned to High Court

It looks like October 27 will be a busy day in the High Court, after Thursday’s Criminal Court session had multiple cases adjourned to the High Court for that date.

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Family house gutted in blaze

A family home was gutted and cars were destroyed in a fire just behind the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management in Avarua yesterday.

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Business training goes to Pa Enua

Cook Islands Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) have finished training local entrepreneurs in Aitutaki and will continue in Atiu next month.

Economy


Tereora College students ready to show their moves in annual dance show

The Tereora College Turangavaevae Performing Arts senior dance programme students are excited to showcase their talents in their own productions at the National Auditorium tonight.

Local


Cook Islanders enter New Zealand’s local elections

A number of Cook Islanders have entered New Zealand’s local body elections to be held from September 16 to October 8, as candidates.

National


CJ reserves petition decision

The result of the Titikaveka seat may come down to Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams’ interpretation of electoral law.

Court


Cook Islands drops all Covid travel restrictions

The Cook Islands is now in a post-pandemic state of affairs, thanks to its relaxation of travel requirements according to the Prime Minister Mark Brown.

National


MFEM urges companies to be ‘transparent’ with surcharges

As cost of living issues rise, the Ministry for Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) is urging companies to be transparent in their implementation of surcharges.

Economy


Public holiday announced for Queen’s Memorial Service on Sept 30

Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday announced that the Cook Islands will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a National Memorial Service and one-off public holiday on Friday, September 30. The holiday coincides with the opening of the Cook Islands Games to be held later on the day.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses resume their door to door ministry

After pressing pause for more than two-and-a-half years, on September 1, 2022, Jehovah’s Witnesses returned to the work they are well known for, going door-to-door.

Local


Vaka Motu heads for Raro

Rarotonga will receive Vaka Motu Okeanos Waa’Qab which departed Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, on September 10 for the 3000 nautical mile voyage estimated to take up to a month.

Local


Juror shortage postpones trial

The trial of Phillip Walter Montgomery Strickland who is facing cannabis related charges has been adjourned to Friday due to the lack of a full jury.

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Special service held to honour Queen Elizabeth

A special service was held in the High Court in Avarua to honour the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who has been called a constant in an era of change.

National


Taking Cook Islands fashion to the world

Emerging fashion designer Toka Toka landed in Paris, France for the first time this week to showcase unique Cook Islands fashion designs using cultural fabric and material.

Culture


Electricity bills to rise

Electricity bills are set to increase significantly in Aitutaki and Rarotonga next month as high fuel prices force power entities to pass the price onto consumers.

Economy


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