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Pet Talk: They’re not ‘acting’ the goat

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Whether you keep goats for meat, or for milk, which is tasty, fresh, lactose free, and nutrient rich, or for the pleasure of watching them get up to their antics, especially the kids, goats are pretty cool animals, writes Dr Michael Baer of Te Are Manu Vet Clinic.

Opinion


Rongo selected to compete in ITF World Teams Competition in Sri Lanka

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Tennis

Tennis youngster Raetea Rongo has been selected in Team Pacific Oceania for the 2023 ITF World Teams Competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying Events to be held in Sri Lanka from February 13-18.

Tennis


Young Cook Islander authors children’s book

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

During the Covid-19 pandemic when children around the world were being forced into virtual learning, nine-year-old Leilani-Rose (Lalu) decided to work with her mother, Cook Islander Dr Selena Nicholas-Bublick, on a book that would review fun facts about the continents.

Education


Kata: Traffic Police

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Crown and defence haggle over details in assault case

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer got into a heated argument in court as a man was due to appear on multiple assault charges against a female.

Court

Vodafail? Telcom provider aware of ‘recent surge in dissatisfaction’

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Technology

A major telecommunications report has revealed a surge in dissatisfaction with Vodafone Cook Islands.

National


Wright-Koteka appointed ICI head

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Politics

Former Cook Islands high commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka has been appointed the new Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI).

National


Pukapuka boxer reconnects to heritage ahead of Europe tour

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Boxing, Sports

A Pukapuka boxer is proudly taking his Cook Islands heritage to Europe to fight for a spot in the 2023 Boxing World Championships. By Atutahi Potaka-Dewes, Te Rito Journalism Cadet, PMN News.

Boxing


Radiothon for Auckland floods

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

A radiothon will be held today to fundraise for Cook Islanders and Niuean families who have been affected by the devastating Auckland floods last week.

Local


Vanuatu volcanic eruption ‘won’t affect Cook Islands’

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

An active underwater volcano that erupted in Vanuatu this week will not affect the Cook Islands, says the Cook Islands Meteorological Service.

Local


India demolish NZ, win T20 series 2-1

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

India 234/4 in 20 overs (Gill 126*, Rahul Tripathi 44, Daryl Mitchell 1/6) beat New Zealand 66 all out in 12.1 overs (Daryl Mitchell 35, Pandya 4/16) by 168 runs.

Cricket


US Coast Guard here on courtesy visit and training exercise

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, Local, National

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) vessel William Hart, docked at Avatiu harbour, is in the Cook Islands on a courtesy visit and training exercise.

Crime


Restoring Pacific Islands Forum to its full solidarity: Puna

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Fiji, Kiribati, Regional

Henry Puna, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says he is delighted with the announcement from the President of Kiribati Taneti Maamau confirming their return to the Forum.

Fiji


Kata: Covid-19 business grants

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Teams brave rain in opening day of touch season

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Cook Islands Touch Association commenced their season for 2023 and rain didn't dampen spirits at the National Stadium on Monday.

Sports


Comedy couple keep coming back for a taste of paradise

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Art, Features

Kiwi husband-and-wife comedians and writers Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court have lost count on the number of times they’ve been to the Cook Islands. They describe it as a destination where they can just “switch off”. The couple chat with deputy editor Al Williams.

Art


Beekeeping training opportunity for Cooks

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, Local, National

The Cook Islands does not export honey but the Ministry of Agriculture says they would like to do so in the future.

Business


Education Minister sends well wishes for new school year

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National

Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa says he has and will continue to take a personal interest in the level of performance of each of the schools.

Education


Tax changes confuse

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National

Businesses which have received Covid-19 business grants may now have to pay tax on them.

Economy


Identifying buildings for disaster response

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands

Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI) surveying team are conducting an exposure survey on all existing buildings including businesses and homes in Rarotonga, and later in Aitutaki.

Local


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