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Touch readies for 2023 season

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

Cook Islands Touch Association will commence their regular touch season on Monday, January 30, and this year the weekly matches will be held at the National Stadium.

Sports

Cricket champs on track

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Cricket, Sports

Defending champions Arorangi Redbacks and Muri will be hoping to retain their titles in the 2022 Rarotonga Cricket Club competition finals this Saturday at Raemaru Park.

Cricket


Church talk: R.I.P = Rest In Peace?

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

It is false hope and false wishes for any human person to transition from this life to the next without obeying and complying to true biblical plan of salvation in Jesus Christ, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church.

Church Talk


40 years of experience, Deputy Commissioner of Police Matapo to serve for another 2 years

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, Local, National

With over 40 years of service, Akatauira Matapo has been reappointed as the Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Crime


‘Regenerative tourism’ focus for new tourism manager

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s new destination and development manager is looking forward to a new approach to tourism.

Economy


Wilful damage charge admitted in ongoing dispute

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A 22-year-old male, in connection to an ongoing dispute between youths of neighbouring villages in Rarotonga, pleaded guilty at the Criminal Court in Avarua yesterday.

Court


Covid numbers declining, five in hospital with virus

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Health, National

Five people have been hospitalised with Covid-19 as of January 23, says Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health.

Health


Economist hopeful for Cook Islands growth

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National

Ministry of Finance and Economic Management’s top economist says the Cook Islands is ‘on the comeback trail – but with some caveats’.

Economy


Solid but unspectacular growth in numbers expected

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s boss is expecting steady growth in visitor numbers this year, as the country looks to bounce back from Covid-19.

Economy


Flights cancelled: Auckland under state of emergency

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Travel, Weather

Air New Zealand flight from Rarotonga to Auckland was cancelled this morning.

National


Kata: Food prices going up

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

January 25, 2023

Kata


‘The Flash’ impresses in France

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Former Tupapa Panthers speedster Peniasi ‘The Flash’ Dakuwaqa has made an impressive start to his professional rugby union career with the French Top 14 club, Stade Français.

Rugby Union


Historic Tokelau election: All three atolls vote in same electoral process

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tokelau

It was election day in Tokelau yesterday, with the population of about 1400 voting across four electoral locations.

Regional


Letter: The ‘truth’ of Australia Day

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, This is information that all Australians need to know. Especially those that believe it has to do with how anybody was treated. People should learn the true facts before opening their mouth to spew falsehood.

Letters to the Editor


Understanding locally protected areas

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

Committed to achieving 25 per cent of Cook Islands land as a protected area under National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+, the first ever ‘Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures’ (OECM) workshop came to a close on Wednesday.

Environment


Warden employed despite Corrections aware of previous convictions

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

Cook Islands Corrective Services employed a warden despite being aware that he had previous convictions for assault.

Court

Police report ‘nastiest dog bite’

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Crime, National

One of the nastiest dog bites Police have seen in recent months was inflicted upon a local resident (pictured), this week.

Crime


Cats desexing programme hailed a success

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Thirty-seven cats and kittens were desexed at the Paws and the Claws Cat Sanctuary in Matavera on Wednesday.

Local


Air NZ also silent in tax case costs

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

Air New Zealand won’t reveal costs – including legal costs to be borne by Cook Islands taxpayers – related to a case involving the Revenue Management Division and the airline.

Economy


Puna’s re-election desire: Govt reaffirms support for Micronesian candidate

Thursday 26 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Fiji, Local, National, Regional

The Cook Islands Government has reaffirmed their intention to support a Micronesian candidate for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General role following reports that Henry Puna wants another crack at the top regional job.

Fiji


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