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CISNOC representatives gain valuable insights at ONOC General Assembly

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) president Hugh Graham, senior vice president Romani Katoa and acting secretary general Owen Lewis attended the annual Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) General Assembly held in Nadi, Fiji last month.

Other Sports


KAPs conquer Mixed Touch competition with dominant final win

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in National, Sports, Touch Rugby

The 2024 Mixed Touch Season Competition wrapped up on Monday with thrilling semi-final and final matches that showcased the talent and competitiveness of the participating teams at the National Stadium in Nikao.

National


Letter: Hello Government, are you home?

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Re-Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill.

Letters to the Editor


Vaka Marumaru Atua sets direct course for Hawaii

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National, Travel

Vaka Marumaru Atua will skip Tahiti and sail directly to Hawaii with a youth crew to attend the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Honolulu in June.

Culture


Akava’ine to take centre stage as Miss Thunderhips strikes back!

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Entertainment, National

After a decade-long break, the electrifying Miss Thunderhips dance competition is back with a thunderous bang and taking to the stage tomorrow night at Te Are Kariori Domes for the Anuanua festival celebrations.

Culture


New Zealand Parliament Speaker visits Rarotonga

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Parliament

Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Gerry Brownlee is visiting Cook Islands this week.

National


Intoxicated tourist faces charges after rumbling arrival

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A tourist has got off to a bad start to her Rarotonga holiday after she was arrested and remanded into custody by police upon arrival at the Rarotonga International Airport on Tuesday night.

Court


National Geographic Orion docks in Rarotonga

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Travel

State of the art expedition cruise ship, the National Geographic Orion, arrived in Rarotonga yesterday.

National


Chamber calls out ‘favouritism’ in Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Parliament, Politics

Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce is concerned the Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill gives preferential treatment to a USA company Drumcliffe to do business in the Cook Islands.

National


60-year-old woman dies in first road fatality of 2024

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands recorded its first road fatality of the year after a 60-year-old woman died from crash-related injuries yesterday morning.

Local


Rarotonga grower raises concerns about produce theft

Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, National

A Rarotonga grower has raised concerns about what can be done to those caught stealing produce from other people’s farms.

Crime


Neururer claims 14th consecutive Maori Auri Tinman title, Murphy takes first win

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Sports, Triathlon

Roland Neururer claimed his 14th consecutive Maori Auri Tinman title at the 42nd edition of the annual event held on Saturday.

Sports


Titikaveka stage comeback to defeat Avatiu in premier clash

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Netball, Sports

Round two of the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition started off last week with exhilarating excitement and passion that left the crowd fascinated with a show of incredible athleticism and sportsmanship.

Netball


Youth development courses tackle mental health, de-escalation

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

A police prevention team along with members from New Zealand Defence Force and Blue Light NZ held Youth Development training courses in the country.

Health


Letter: ‘We need to hear the truth’

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Good on Minister Mokoroa for coming out straight and saying he wasn’t consulted on the Crypto Bill (‘I was not consulted’: Minister blindsided by crypto bill drafted by private firm, April 16, 2024).

Letters to the Editor


Catholic community gears up for arrival of new coadjutor bishop

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Church Talk, Features, Local, National

The newly appointed coadjutor bishop arrives in Rarotonga tonight to assist the retiring Bishop before eventually succeeding him.

Church Talk


April rainfall sets record, exceeding March total

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Rainfall recorded in Rarotonga last week from April 7 to 12 was 135 millimetres, exceeding March’s monthly total of 119mm.

National


Scammers use fake Cook Islands resort to lure overseas job seekers

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, Local, National, Technology, Travel

International scammers have created a fake Cook Islands resort to lure people looking for jobs in the tourism industry. They deceive victims into paying an upfront fee of at least $280.

Crime


Government insists on value of crypto bill despite criticism

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National, Technology

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has hit back at the critics of the draft Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill 2023, saying the media did not highlight positive aspects of the Bill.

Economy


Vaka Marumaru Atua makes a splash after docking for repairs

Wednesday 17 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

After months of careful restoration and maintenance on dry dock during cyclone season, Vaka Marumaru Atua has returned to the water in preparation for its voyage to Hawaii for the 2024 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Honolulu from June 6 to 16.

Local


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