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21 September 2021

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Rent holiday for market vendors

Punanga Nui Market vendors will receive a rent holiday beginning this week and lasting until the end of October.

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Tax concession explained

Saturday 4: The 200 percent tax concession for sponsors of the Pacific Mini Games and the World Youth Netball Championships will apply to all those who spend over $50,000 on supporting the events. This week financial secretary Sholan Ivaiti explained just how it will work in response to CINews questions. The conditions of the tax […]

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Outer island cops arrive

Wednesday 8: Seven northern police officers arrived in Rarotonga on Te Kukupa on Monday. They arrived with police commissioner Pat Tasker who spent 11 days on the patrol boat touring the northern group as part of a police exchange programme. “The trip was uneventful but the hospitality received from the outer islands was excellent,” Tasker […]

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Little time blamed for few submissions on Seabed Bill

Saturday 4: Only three public submissions were received on the Seabed Bill during the two weeks the select committee was tasked with reviewing the proposed legislation. Government hopes to pass the bill that sets out how the country’s manganese nodule resource and the mining of it will be managed. The committee had been set up […]

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WSBC denies ruining CI reputation

Wednesday 8: WSBC Bank denies ruining the financial reputation of the Cook Islands. And it reckons it would have won the high-profile court case against the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). In a press release issued last week – though not to Cook Islands News – WSBC Bank confirms it will leave at the end of […]

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Cooks heed call of G20 on tax info

Saturday 4: Deputy prime minister Sir Terepai Maoate has responded to the communiqué issued this week by the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G20) calling for more cooperation between nations in sharing of information relevant to tax matters. Sir Terepai said that he welcomes this call for more transparency in the […]

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New school principals workshop on this week

Tuesday 7: A workshop for new school principals is being held this week by the Ministry of education in partnership with NZAID. The workshop is being held at the Avarua school library under the theme ‘learning for life – effective leadership’. The new principals taking part are mainly from the outer islands and include Mitiaro […]

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Fuel rationing at work

Friday 3: Aitutaki vehicle owners were left queuing at Aquila Rentals petrol pumps (above) over the weekend as fuel was being rationed to customers due to a shortage caused in part a fuel pricing issue. Aitutaki businessman and MP Teina Bishop says although he has reopened his petrol pumps since a new price order took […]

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Tutaka activated

Tuesday 7: A Rarotonga clean up (tutaka) campaign has been activated this week in response to a growing number of probable dengue cases. Six tutaka teams from public health are heading out into the main village areas and residences of the 63 probable dengue cases have been identified. Public health are asking all residents of […]

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Meet Joey the show dazzler

Friday 3: Akavaine Joey Mataele, transgender mother of five, will entertain at tonight’s Miss Cook Islands Pageant She’s performed in front of a United States president, royalty and international celebrities and tonight she’ll grace the stage of the Miss Cook Islands Pageant. Joey Mataele of Tonga has had a whirlwind career that has seen her […]

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It's World Health Day

Tuesday 7: It’s World Health Day today – this year’s theme focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. To commemorate the day this year, the World Health Organisation is advocating a series of best practices that can be implemented, in any resource setting, […]

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Recruiting young paddlers follows Vaka Iti

Thursday 2: While the Rarotonga schools oe vaka programme wrapped up at the weekend with the CITC Vaka Iti Champions, junior paddling doesn’t end there. All three canoeing clubs on Rarotonga are still recruiting paddlers, especially for the junior category in the under 14, 16 and under 19 grades. The Vaka Iti Champions was a […]

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New vaka, new industry

Tuesday 7: The first of a fleet of 28 canoes for the 2009 Pacific Mini Games – designed and built locally – was given a test run on Saturday with local paddlers giving the new fibreglass canoe a big two thumbs up. The prototype was christened ‘Patu’ and the brand name of the new boat […]

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Tav's sashaying in Belgium this week

Thursday 2: Ellena Tavioni is showcasing 25 of her Tav’s creations this week at a music and fashion show in Belgium. Her colourful island-inspired dresses will be sashaying down the catwalk to the sounds of traditional Cook Islands music. She says she will be using this opportunity to secure international buyers and promote her country […]

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Face off with Aussies in Aitutaki

Monday 6: The New Zealand show Celebrity Treasure Island set to be filmed in Aitutaki this May will be a celebrity showdown between NZ and Australia. CI Tourism board member Kevin Iro says it won’t be aired on the Discovery Channel as tourism minister Wilkie Rasmussen had believed, but will probably be aired in Australia […]

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Chinese catch cold

Thursday 2: Apart from a few cases of runny noses and coughs, there have been no major accidents at the multi-sports complex site in Tepuka. Stadium construction project manager John Strickland yesterday dashed the rumour that an accident had occurred at the site hospitalising a number of the Chinese workers. He told Cook Islands News […]

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Bulk fuel initiative faces risk

Monday 6: An update on the regional bulk fuel procurement initiative was given at the Pacific Plan Action Committee meeting in Fiji last week. Foreign affairs Pacific division director Carl Hunter says the update provided those at the meeting with progress on the initiative, and encouraged countries to sign up to the memorandum. The Cooks […]

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Café sign stolen

Thursday 2: Janet Dearlove (pictured) of The Café in Taputapuatea is usually a happy, bubbly person but on Tuesday morning she was livid to find out that the café’s sandwich board with new signage had been nicked. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Janet when she discovered the board was missing. What upsets the Dearlove family […]

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Roadside cleaning talks this week

Monday 6: Meetings will be held this week to go over tender requirements for cleaning roadsides and drains around Rarotonga. Tender documents have been put together by consultant Patrick Arioka and he says that the meetings will help familiarise contractors with the requirements under the new tenders. “We want to bring them on board so […]

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TCI tops up pageant prizes

Thursday 2: The top three contestants chosen at the Miss Cook Islands pageant tomorrow night will be spreading their good news in style. Maine Kuki Airani, Maine Tapairu and Maine Purotu will each receive a brand new Nokia 6111 courtesy of Telecom Cook Islands. The phones, each worth $330, join an already bountiful prize package […]

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Healthy snacks, healthy teeth

Wednesday 8: This week is Dental Health Week and the team at Dental Health Services wants you to know how to have healthy teeth. Today the message is about not eating sugary sweet foods too often. Every time you eat, particles of food become lodged in and around your teeth, providing fuel for bacteria. The […]

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