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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.

Search on for Rarotonga’s best burger

Duncan Robati Corrigan loves the environment that surrounds cooking.


Bail granted for rape accused despite Crown opposition

A man accused of rape and other sexual behaviour to girls aged 10 and under has been granted bail in the High Court at Avarua.


Cook Islands to benefit from new $1m Pacific sexual and gender diverse network partnership

Cook Islands New Zealand High Commission has put its weight behind a new sexual and gender diverse network partnership in the Pacific.


Youth vaccination rollout moves to Pa Enua

With the majority of 12–15-year-olds on Rarotonga having now received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, the roll-out will now move to the Pa Enua.


Cook Islands prepares for return of more stranded residents

An estimated 232 Cook Islands residents are expected to arrive in Rarotonga tomorrow afternoon from Auckland.


Big plans for World Food Day

The Ministry of Agriculture is reminding food lovers all around Rarotonga to save the date on October 15th for the annual World Food Day. The event will be held from 9.30am to 2pm at the Taua Terevete Park formerly known as the Constitution Park in Avarua.


Tourism industry unfazed by Fiji’s border reopening plans

The Cook Islands tourism industry is anticipating a December reopening of the border as Fiji has drawn a line in the sand.


Fiji community celebrates 51st Independence

The Fijian community of Rarotonga came together over the weekend to celebrate Fiji Day, making the country’s 51st anniversary of independence on Sunday.


Privy Council to hear purse seine appeal

Rarotonga resident William Framhein’s 2019 appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Cook Islands government’s purse seine fishing agreement with the European Union will be heard on November 17.


Rape accused appeals JPs bail decision

Defence lawyer Norman George asks for bail a third time for his client accused of rape and other indecent behaviour to girls aged 10 and under.


Rarotonga NGO receives first donation

The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) received their first ever donation over the weekend to help in their journey to tackle the core issues in Rarotonga regarding ‘all things health and wellbeing’.


Motorcyclists responsible for majority of drink driving incidents

Motorcyclists are in the firing line as latest police statistics show they are responsible for a large majority of alcohol related incidents on Rarotonga roads.


Cooks may consider ‘no jab, no job’ policy for health workers and teachers: TMO

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO) may look into adopting New Zealand’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy that requires healthcare, schools and early childhood staff be vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose their jobs by the end of the year.


Koutu Nui presents land law recommendations

Those who live overseas should not determine the lives of those who live in the Cook Islands when it comes to land matters, recommends the Koutu Nui.


Family reunion to coincide with Bi-Centennial celebrations

A family re-union for the Matauia family line, descendants from Palmerston Islands’ William Marsters family, is set to go ahead on the island of Aitutaki later this month.


New health specialist arrives

Two of the 87 passengers who arrived on Thursday last week were the newly appointed Public Health Specialist Dr Douglas Lush and his wife Mary McLean (pictured).


Man ordered to pay $4102 in repayment costs for car crash

A man has to pay $4102 in reparation costs after having a seizure that caused a car crash.


Court Briefs

Court briefs for the week of October 4, 2021.


Remittance figures fluctuate as Covid bites

Remittance figures released by ANZ Cook Islands show a fluctuation in figures as Covid-19 continues to be felt across the Pacific.


PM leads charter mission to ‘progress northern projects’

A Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) charter mission to the Northern Group will depart on an Air Rarotonga flight to Penrhyn this morning, led by the Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for CIIC, Mark Brown.


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