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16 January 2021

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National

Renewed call to curb plastic pollution in oceans

Waterwoman and renowned photographer Charlotte Piho has made renewed calls to end ocean plastic waste after a turtle found to have ingested a plastic bag was found dead on a Rarotonga beach last week.

Local


Local doctors recognised

Four Rarotonga doctors have completed their postgraduate training programme run in partnership with New Zealand.

Health


The joy is in sharing

Rarotongans have found joy in the spirit of giving during the holiday season. Here are three stories of community members going the extra mile to share with those in need.

Local


Save money and lives, don’t drink and drive

“Drive safely and plan your day properly.” That’s the message from Road Safety Council president Danny Mataroa.

Local


Positive Movember campaign for men’s health

After a successful Movember campaign last month, organiser George George thanked those who assisted with the promotion of more awareness about men’s health.

Health


One way Cooks-NZ bubble likely in January, government spokesperson says

The arrangement will allow Cook Islanders travelling from Rarotonga to Auckland to not have to undergo 14-days of mandatory quarantine at a managed isolation facility.

Economy


Hope for elderly care centre

Community members have come forward to answer the call to help Are Pa Metua, an elderly care centre in Rarotonga.

Local


Expatriate worker served removal order

The Fijian national was expected to have left the Cook Islands yesterday after a removal order from the Ministry of Immigration was issued against him.

Local

Runway renovations set for 2021

Specialist machinery and equipment to replace cracked slabs on the runway at Rarotonga Airport has arrived with work set to start in January 2021.

Local


Health secretary to vacate position on Christmas Day

Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas has announced Dr Josephine Aumea Herman will be standing down as Secretary of Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health on Friday.

Local


Christmas church services for Rarotonga

Your guide for Christmas church services in Rarotonga.

Local


Providing access for people with disabilities

The Nikao Tepuka Health Clinic now features a wheelchair access ramp that enables the centre to be easily accessible to the elderly, persons with a disability and children.

Local


Christmas stock arrives in time

Cargo vessel Liloa II arrived in Rarotonga this week, bringing joy to businesses and customers who were worried about meat and other supplies being in short supply for the Christmas weekend.

Local


Cut-throat discounting among tourism operators discouraged

Tourism operators are being advised not to compete against each other if an expected travel bubble with New Zealand comes to fruition in the first quarter of 2021.

Local


Bringing smiles to the less fortunate during the holiday season

Movember Cook Islands used the funds raised through various activities it ran last month to buy some essential equipment for Rarotonga’s Creative Centre.

Local


Flight with returning Fijians ‘will go ahead’

Fijian nationals living in the Cook Islands who are scheduled to board a charter flight from Auckland to Fiji on Friday will still be allowed to travel.

Local


Cooks man facing deportation freed after landmark ruling

A Cook Islands-born man, who was held in Australian immigration detention facing deportation despite living in the country for more than 40 years, has been set free.

Local


The hunt continues for new elderly care premises

With Christmas approaching, the Are Pa Metua Centre have until December 31st to move out of their present premises located in Nikao.

Local


Economic update spells gloomy days

Estimated economic output for the 2020/2021 financial year has been revised downward as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the nation’s tourism-dependent economy.

Economy


Water intakes at critical level as dry spell continues

Rarotonga's water Authority, To Tatou Vai, warns people may end up paying for water to be trucked in if the dry spell continues.

National


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