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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.

Suspended DPM retains top pay

Penrhyn MP Robert Tapaitau is still on his Deputy Prime Minister’s salary including benefits, despite being suspended from leadership duties.

Local


Cook Islander dedicated to better Pacific health outcomes

The University of Otago’s newest Associate Dean (Pacific) who is of Cook Islands descent is dedicated to achieving better health outcomes for Pasifika.

Health


Welcome home, see you in two weeks

There were sighs of relief as family and friends gathered at Rarotonga International Airport to catch a glimpse of loved ones who landed on the repatriation flight yesterday afternoon.

Local


Girl Guides celebrate 93 years anniversary

The Girl Guides Association Cook Islands are today celebrating their 93 years of “guiding” in the Cook Islands.

Local


New sawmill for Mangaia

A Japanese grant worth over $132,000 is funding a project that is expected to generate affordable building materials and employment and training for school leavers, to assist in population retention on Mangaia.

National


Court puts accused on community treatment order

Matia Betero charged with two counts of wilful damage, threatening acts and threatening to kill will be put on a community treatment order following a psychiatric assessment.

Crime


Stricter protocols for returnees

More than 200 Cook Islands residents who were stranded in Auckland have touched down on Rarotonga.

Local


No decision yet on 'no jab, no fly' policy: Air Raro

A decision is yet to be made by Air Rarotonga if they will follow in Air New Zealand’s ‘no jab, no fly’ policy.

Local


Nurturing future navigators and environmentalists

Korero o te Orau was excited to kick off their Ātui’anga ki te Tango senior programme last week with new students joining their current group of participants for advanced learning, building on from their junior programme held last week.

Local


Computer science in the hands of youth

The Cook Islands Centre of Excellence in Information Technology has hosted a school holiday programme with the mission of providing digital and technological confidence to students and young people in the country.

Education


Cook Islands to build its first-ever elevator

Funds have now been set aside for the installation of an elevator in the Ministry of Justice and Courthouse building in Avarua, confirmed the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC).

Local


Careless driving charge dismissed

Gwenaline Pitihana was discharged without conviction after being charged of careless driving causing injury, in the High Court at Avarua on Wednesday.

Crime


All packed, ready to return!

Cook Islanders landing in Rarotonga from Auckland say they’re excited to be coming home.

Local


‘Motorcyclists should take measures to deter would-be thieves’

The number of stolen motorcycles not recovered on Rarotonga has raised concerns.

Local


Reduced cyclone risk

Cook Islands is expected to have a reduced risk of tropical cyclones, according to New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) latest outlook.

National


Sport 4 Life programme a success

Young tamariki on their school holidays have known no such thing as boredom for the past week thanks to the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee’s popular school holiday programme, Sport 4 Life.

Education


Rolling out men’s health clinics

A joint project by Te Marae Ora (TMO), Ministry of Health and the Rarotonga Rotary Club hopes to attract 200 men to 11 clinics over the next several weeks.

Health


Koutu Nui recommends Land Court changes

The Koutu Nui recommends a change to Land Court and its procedures, and at the top of the list sits the provision of disabled facilities.

Local


Arrival of the Gospel Exhibition

Te Tama ‘Ūā a Te Ui Ariki - The Gospel - The Adopted Child of the High Chiefs exhibition is on display at the Ministry of Culture Museum.

Local


Bedding arrives ahead of Aitutaki bi-centennial celebrations

The Aitutaki Celebration Committee organisers and the Aitutaki Island Council breathed a sigh of relief when two containers of mattresses and pillows arrived to the island, to accommodate the arrival of visitors next week for the islands 200th bi-centennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity.

National


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