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Dreams fulfilled: Rarotonga students celebrate academic achievements

This week saw more school prizegiving ceremonies held across Rarotonga and the Pa Enua. Today, Cook Islands News presents the senior awards list for Apii Avarua, Apii Nikao, and Papaaroa Adventist School.


Spreading festive cheer on Rarotonga

The Tropical Christmas Committee is pleased with the activities of the festive period which continues today with the Santa on Tour from 8.30am to 11.30am, starting at CITC Supermarket to the Punanga Nui Market and through town.

Vaka voyagers under tow

The voyaging vaka fleet are nearing their first stop of Raivavae and were under tow as of yesterday morning. Yesterday marked day 16 for the voyagers who set sail from Aotearoa on April 18 for Tahiti with the island of Raivavae the first stop. Aotearoa vaka Te Matau a Maui has been keeping a daily […]


Tangi's sacking blamed on attempt to undermine govt

John Tangi’s sacking as leader of the house is a result of his blatant attempts to destabilise government according to prime minister Jim Marurai’s office. Last week Marurai terminated Tangi’s appointment by advising the speaker of the house, Mapu Taia, and advising Queen’s Representative Sir Frederick Goodwin to issue an official termination letter. The QR […]


Sollis helps

Western Australia’s Deputy Parliamentary Educator Officer, James Sollis was in Rarotonga to help with the Student Parliament programme. Sollis organised the two-day mock parliament sessions last week and gave 20 lucky students the benefit of the programme. The program has been in the works for over a year with this sitting being the first of […]


Aust marketing rolls out

The tourism marketing in Australia should begin this week according to the board of CI Tourism. Board member Robert Skews says after last week’s meeting with industry members, plans are still going well for the roll out of marketing through Air New Zealand, key wholesalers and a road show to begin later this month. Skews […]


Shots start

A vaccine for swine flu (H1N1) is being deployed by the ministry of health this week in the lead up to plans to offer it to the whole population before winter kicks in. The week-long immunisation programme will start with just over 200 health staff today. The Australian-made Panvax single dose intramuscular injection has also […]


Manuia exhibition still proving a hit

Manuia, an exhibition of Cook Islands contemporary art on display in New York, is continuing to receive positive feedback from onlookers and art enthusiasts. Artist Yazmany Arboleda published a story in the online media outlet The Huffington Post lauding Manuia and the way it expresses Pacific culture. His article quotes Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie, who […]


New Nikao shop opens

The newly blessed Pokoinu Trading store in Nikao will be open for business today. The new store at the end of the Nikao seawall is owned by Bruce and Nora Manuela and was blessed on Saturday morning. The family was proud to show their friends and invited guests, mostly from the Nikao CICC congregation, through […]


Still seeping into the country

The Official Information Act (OIA), which came into effect last year, is continuing to seep into the Cook Islands. Under the OIA, anyone can access official information from a number of government departments and agencies provided that it’s not a threat to public safety. Since the Cook Islands embraced the OIA last year, ombudsman Janet […]


Journal wants submissions

Pacific Journalism Review is inviting articles for a special 2010 World Press Freedom Day edition. The prestigious New Zealand-based regional journal the Pacific Journalism Review has issued a call for articles and commentaries for its next edition, a special themed publication to be linked to the University of Queensland-hosted UNESCO World Press Freedom Day international […]


Manihiki cyclone centre upgrades to begin

The $1 million NZAID funded upgrade to the Tukao and Tauhunu cyclone centres in Manihiki is set to begin next week. On Thursday Taio Shipping’s inter-island cargo ship Te Kou Maru II departed Rarotonga with most of the building materials to be used on the five-month project. Project manager, designer and supervisor, Romani Katoa of […]


Tightening the purse

What is resilience? Resilience is the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. The country is going to need a lot of that resilience in the face of the first announced national budget shortfall. But this scenario is not a new one for the country. We have weathered one economic crisis back in […]


Call for vaka welcome

The people of Rarotonga and islanders from other Pacific nations are being called together to prepare the welcoming ceremony of the vaka voyaging fleet expected to arrive on our shores at the end of May. The Cook Islands Voyaging Society is eager to organise the welcome ceremony for the five double hulled canoes that will […]


Pacific media development on agenda

Regional journalists talk to funders about programmes BRISBANE, May 1 – Yesterday, Pacific journalists met with AUSAid representatives to discuss the effectiveness of a programme designed to develop and support Pacific media organisations. The meeting opened the floor for discussion, so as to review the project and determine the way forward. The programme in question […]


Rotaract fundraiser for Canada trip

Rotaract Club of Rarotonga will be holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser today at the Punanga Nui market. The fundraiser is to send up to two members of the club to an international convention in Montreal, Canada in June. The convention is a place where Rotaract members from around the world come together in fellowship. Rotaract […]


Helping hand

Assistance for meeting house Descendants of Papa Maruariki Teakareva and Mama Upoko Ioane Uritaua have put together $1000 to help with the renovations of the Tupapa Nui O Au meeting house. The cheque was presented to Tupapa pu tapere George Matutu (right) by the Maruariki/Upoko family reunion chairman John Henry. Henry says that in December […]


George slams '$2 million political witch hunt'

Atiu MP and lawyer Norman George found not guilty on corruption charges When Atiu MP Norman George was acquitted on corruption charges yesterday, he declared he felt like Nelson Mandela being set free, saying the verdict ended a five year political witch hunt against him. “Today I am free! I feel like Nelson Mandela!” “You […]


UNESCO chief to promote media freedom

The new Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will promote media freedom at an international conference at The University of Queensland, on her first official visit to Australia. Irina Bokova will give a keynote speech at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2010 conference, hosted by UQ, on May 2-3. […]


Maori hunting show shoots here

Maori Televisions popular TV show ‘Hunting Aotearoa’ will be gracing next week. The television show is here to film episodes of the hit show in both Aitutaki and Atiu. The crew, which arrives on Tuesday, will consist of five members, including the show’s producer, Piripi Curtis and presenter Howie Morrison Jnr, the son of New […]


A day in the house

The student parliament had its final sitting today with the day ending on a high note. Student representatives fortunate enough to take part in the two day mock parliament sessions were awarded with certificates. The organisers of the sessions, held on Wednesday and yesterday, were grateful for the dedication of the students coming in during […]


India counsellor to visit Cooks

The counsellor and head of chancery at the High Commission of India in Suva, Sridharan Madhusudhanan, will visit the Cooks from May 4 to 8. Madhusudhanan will meet Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Dr Jim Gosselin, and other government officials to discuss projects funded by the government of India under a grant scheme. Diplomatic […]


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