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Colleagues recall man with passion for nature

Saturday 7 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Weekend

Skilled botanist Joseph (Joe) Lawrence Brider passed away on May 1, at the age of just 41. His sudden passing, shocked family and friends locally and in the Pacific region who had worked with the man who had such “a passion” for the natural heritage of the Cook Islands.

Features


Covid cases up to 84, close contact quarantine ends

Friday 4 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

As of yesterday, close Covid-19 contacts are no longer required to spend seven days in self-quarantine.

Health


KATA: Mass testing

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTER: Prevention is better than cure

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I write to ask people like Mr Nubono, who came on TV the night before last, not to glibly say things like “Covid is not dangerous”; “not to worry”, “that it’s just a flu”, etc. Tell that to the families of about six million people around the world so far who have died from it.

Letters to the Editor


Contact sports suspended

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League domestic competition and the national Touch weekly matches are the two major sporting events affected by the latest Covid-19 related restriction.

Sports


Te Kukupa farewelled one last time

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Rapid antigen tests, a Bible reading from Exodus, and a brief promotion ceremony were the order of the day as police patrol boat, Te Kukupa pushed out from its Avatiu mooring for the last time.

Local


Inconsistent advice leaves Raro resident exasperated

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, Local, National

A Rarotonga man, who is a close contact of a Covid-19 positive case, says inconsistent information from Te Marae Ora health ministry staff has left him feeling exasperated.

Health


Facebook scam promotes online Cook Islands driver licence sales

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

An online scam claims people can get a Cook Islands driver licence without sitting a test.

Crime


Dangerous driver avoids loss of licence for ‘wheel stands’

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A 22-year-old man has escaped losing his driver licence following a conviction for dangerous driving.

Court

A piece of trash a day could change the world

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

In half of an hour, 410 pieces of carelessly discarded trash was collected along the main road and sea side area at Avatiu’s western harbour.

Environment


Pa Enua travel except Aitutaki remains closed

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Outer Islands

Passenger travel to Aitutaki remains open while the rest of the Pa Enua (Outer Islands) will stay suspended until midnight Sunday.

National

Covid-19 ‘stocktake’: PM Brown explains reason behind mass testing

Thursday 3 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands should have an accurate idea of how many positive cases are lying undetected in the community today following yesterday’s mass testing.

Health


Cook Islands face Solomon Islands, Tahiti and Vanuatu in Football World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Soccer, Sports

Cook Islands National Men’s football team is selected for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Oceania Qualifiers after Tonga withdrew from a deciding match.

Soccer


Touch association completes first round of weekly matches

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The round five of the Cook Islands Touch Association weekly competition marks the end of first round of open men’s and women’s round robin matches.

Sports


Cook Islands Olympian digs in for next challenge

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands 2020 Sportswoman of the Year Dr Jane Nicholas debated the big question in front of her following her outing at the Tokyo Olympics

Other Sports


PET TALK: Cuts, bumps and bites

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

When it comes to injuries, the noise and blood only tell some of the story, writes Dr Michael Baer.

Opinion

Man pleads guilty to assault and carrying offensive weapon charges

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Court, National

A man has entered guilty pleas to carrying an offensive weapon and three counts of male assaults female in the High Court at Avarua.

Court


Jetstar halts Raro flights for three months

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

Jetstar has cancelled all flights on its trans-Tasman and Rarotonga routes for the next three months.

Economy


Food parcels for homes affected by Covid-19

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Since the first positive Covid-19 case was announced in February, more than 25 food parcels have been packed and distributed to affected residential households on Rarotonga.

Local


Secretary of Health asks everyone to get tested

Wednesday 2 March 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Secretary of Health Bob Williams has called on everyone in Rarotonga to get tested as Covid-19 numbers climb by 11 bringing the total number of cases to 53.

Health


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