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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.

Jury trial adjourned

A High Court jury trial had to be adjourned for a day because of the lack of people available for jury.

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Feasibility study discusses aged care services in the Cook Islands

Key services to support Cook Islanders over the age of 60 years were discussed at a workshop held late last month.

Local


Ei tiare maori for the Queen

A special image of Queen Elizabeth II photographed at Buckingham Palace adorned with two tiare maori ei all the way from the Cook Islands has surfaced following Her Majesty’s death last week.

National


PM slams world superpowers for lack of action on climate change

Prime Minister Mark Brown criticised world superpowers for lack of action on climate change in his speech at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) conference in South Korea yesterday.

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Kiwi to pay over $8k in reparations

A New Zealander who crashed into a motorcyclist, injuring them in the process has agreed to pay more than $8000 in reparations and court costs.

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‘20+ years timeframe’ for award winning town plan

An award-winning plan for the development of Avarua is not a project with a single cost, and has a view to the next 20 years of development in the town.

Local


Pawpaw export plan

Local pawpaw growers are planning to supply New Zealand market with their produce in less than 12 months and it’s just the beginning, says one of the export organisers.

Local


Church launches 200-year Gospel project

Over 3000 people are expected to attend the 200-year commemoration of the arrival of the Gospel to Arorangi which will be celebrated next year on July 26 and 27.

Local


‘Clean Up the Cook Islands’ campaign

Cook Islands residents are being urged to join the annual Clean Up The Cooks event on Friday, September 16.

Environment


Cook Islands’ exclusion from US meet ‘curious’

The Cook Islands might not have been invited to the Pacific leaders’ summit later this month in Washington so more progress could be made on a deal, says one geopolitical analyst.

National


Metcalfe appointed director for economic planning

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) has appointed senior macroeconomist Tristan Metcalfe as the new director for economic planning.

Economy


PM Brown to attend Queen’s state funeral in London

Prime Minister Mark Brown will be attending the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London.

National


Petition struck out

The Cook Islands High Court has struck out the petition filed by the Democratic Party, challenging the result of the Amuri-Ureia seat.

National


Literacy Week a hit in the north

This week schools in the Cook Islands celebrated literacy as the foundation of all learning with a range of activities in support of International Literacy Day.

Education


Creating hope through action

Cook Islands will join the rest of the world to mark World Suicide Prevention Day today.

Health


Vaccine requirement dropped

The vaccine requirement for travellers to the Cook Islands has now been dropped.

Health


‘QR’ effectively becomes ‘KR’

Queen’s Representative Sir Tom Marsters will now be referred to as the King’s Representative following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

National


Man escapes prison sentence for breaching community service order

A Justice of the Peace has expressed his frustration at a man who breached his community service order for the second time in the space of a week.

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Pacific nations make their own decisions, says SBMA

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) says it respects the right of Pacific nations to make decisions regarding the sustainable development of resources in response to French Polynesia’s vote to temporary ban seabed mining projects.

Environment


Titikaveka seat to be recounted

Hearings on three electoral petitions accusing the recently re-elected MPs of bribery and treating will take place in the Pa Enua, while a recount and a petition challenge will take place for the Titikaveka seat.

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