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Cook Islands Touch Open heats up with close games

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Despite the heat, Cook Islands Touch Open competition continued with close games and good sportsmanship at the National Stadium in Nikao on Monday.

Sports


Changing the landscape of women’s football in Cook Islands

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In the vast, turquoise waters of the Pacific, stands a modern-day trailblazer redefining the world of football in the Cook Islands.

Football


NZ Minister sets ‘long-term’ house price target of 3 to 5 times household incomes

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by RNZ | Published in New Zealand, Regional

The new housing minister has set a target of having homes costing just three to five times household incomes - well below what they are now in most of New Zealand.

New Zealand


PNG ‘susceptible to rapid increase of transnational crime’ - Research

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) government needs to do more work to address transnational crime in the country.

Papua New Guinea

Pet Talk: Five freedoms- the foundation of animal welfare

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Justice Potter Stewart, in a famous US Supreme Court ruling, said, roughly, “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it”. He wasn’t talking about animal welfare, but he could easily have been.

Opinion


Letter: Rethinking ‘village politics’

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, It’s been a few years since I have had to deal with someone having a go at me for my opinion and making it personal (Letter: Village voters, February 20).

Letters to the Editor


Absentee landowners major issue

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Economy, Environment, Local, National

Cook Islands is reforming its land laws and have started public meetings on Rarotonga to gather suggestions and feedback from Cook Islanders.

Economy


New student leaders committed to service and fostering positive school culture

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Apii Nikao has joined Tereora College in signing up to the Student Volunteer Army Service Awards.

Education


New Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House set to be elected

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Parliament

Parliament resumes today with the election of the Deputy Speaker at 1pm and the Public Accounts Committee report on the Appropriation Amendment Bill 2024 (Supplementary Budget).

National


Man avoids reckless driving charge, found guilty of EBA

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A man who was charged for traffic offences more than two years ago was discharged without conviction for careless driving, but convicted for excess blood alcohol.

Court


We are not included: Disability council accuses emergency agency of exclusion

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The national disability body has accused Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI) of excluding them in discussions on disaster management and preparedness.

Local


Marsters, Lindsay among names mentioned for CISNOC top job

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) has received a number of expressions of interest and applications for the Secretary General’s role, says organisation president Hugh Graham.

Other Sports


Cook Islands and Saudi Arabia prioritise economic resilience and renewable energy

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Economy, Environment, National

The Cook Islands and Saudi Arabia have prioritised economic resilience, culture, technology and renewable energy as areas for possible future cooperation following a series of bilateral discussions in Rarotonga.

Economy


Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Brilliant idea from our Prime Minister that we common folk grow much of our own tucker. Perfect for the young family with a couple of toddlers and both parents working two minimum wage jobs each just to get through the week.

Letters to the Editor


Letter: Reconsider land law sub-committee

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I read with interest the appointment of the special sub-committee regarding two private member’s bills currently before the house. (Cook Islands News, Friday 23 February).

Letters to the Editor


Tereora College invests new leaders

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Twenty-four (24) students were bestowed with the honour to lead the student body at Tereora College Student Leaders Investiture on Friday last week at the Princess Anne Hall.

Education


WHO affirms ongoing health support to Cook Islands

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, National

World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to the Cook Islands Dr. Kim Dickson reaffirmed the world governing body’s support to the Cook Islands in a meeting with Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) Tepaeru Herrmann last week.

Health


Driver acquitted of failing to stop, convicted of refusing breathalyser

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A driver who did not stop ‘immediately’ after police lights and sirens were activated was acquitted for failing to stop but convicted for refusing a breathalyser test.

Court


Autism Cook Islands visits outer islands

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

Autism Cook Islands is committed to visiting as many of the outer islands.

Health


Rarotonga welcomes cruise passengers for sightseeing and shopping

Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National, Travel

Majority of the passengers onboard Crystal Serenity came ashore during the cruise ship’s visit to Rarotonga on Saturday.

Economy


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