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Netball comp intensifies as 2024 season takes shape

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Netball, Sports

Excitement is in the air as the third week of the Rarotonga Netball Club competition once again draws the attention of netball fans, promising a weekend full of action at three venues around the island.

Netball

Panthers lead tight race, Eels face Sea Eagles in crucial match

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in League, Rugby league, Sports

As the Cook Islands Rugby League season draws to a close, teams are racing to the top four of the points table. Each team has only one game left, and the premiership race is becoming increasingly competitive in these last rounds.

League


Young tennis stars earn medals

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Sports, Tennis

Tennis Cook Islands junior development team returned home this week with two gold and a bronze medal from the East Pacific Qualifiers held in Tahiti last weekend.

Sports


Solomon Islands PM retains seat, vote counting continues

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Regional, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands’ pro-China Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has retained his seat in the national election, according to local media reports, but it will take days to know if his party has won enough support to form the next government.

Regional


Secrecy and legal doubts cloud Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill 2023

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Economy, National

The Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill 2023 has been the talk of the town since it was revealed a week ago that the proposed Cook Islands legislation, drafted by a US-based company, could validate hacking into any account or system in the world.

Economy


MP Utikere: A privilege to serve his community

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National, New Zealand, Regional

The visiting New Zealand Parliamentary delegation includes a Cook Islander who is making his first ‘official’ visit to his homeland.

Local


Autism promotes awareness with Rescue Fire visit

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, Local, National

Autism Cook Islands received donations from businesses and took children on a visit to the Rescue Fire Service to promote awareness and inclusion.

Health


Balancing rights and culture: ‘Hard Talks’ panel discusses progress and challenges

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Local, National, Weekend

Thought-provoking candid conversations on human rights or tika’anga tangata on the evolving relationship of the LGBTQI Anuanua rights in the Cook Islands shed light on the challenges, progress, and aspirations for individuals in the community and abroad.

Features


Te Ipukarea Society: Earth Day 2024- Cook Islands champions plastic reduction goals

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

This coming Monday marks the 54th year recognising ‘Earth Day’. This is an event celebrated on April 22 every year to raise awareness on issues important to the health of our environment.

Environment


Thomas Wynne: Crypto Bill- A deep dive into murky waters?

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Thomas Tarurongo Wynne | Published in Editorials, Opinion

It is reasonable that today so many Cook Islanders are asking questions around the process that got the Tainted Cryptocurrency Recovery Bill into Parliament and currently before a Select Committee, writes Thomas Tarurongo Wynne.

Editorials


‘Rowdy tourist’ bailed, told to seek legal advice

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

An intoxicated tourist who was held in custody earlier this week has been advised to seek legal advice after her case was adjourned to April 24.

Court


Driver, 52, to be questioned after fatal Nikao crash

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Police will be talking to the 52-year-old pickup truck driver who is alleged to have struck a motorcyclist, causing her death, in Nikao on Wednesday morning.

Court


Strong first quarter fuels optimism for Cook Islands tourism industry

Saturday 20 April 2024 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Economy, National, Travel

International economists and leading resorts say the Cook Islands is on track for a record year in arrivals, buoyed by strong first-quarter figures.

Economy


Church Talk: The power of words

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Have you ever said something in the heat of the moment that you did not mean, but it had a lasting impact on the person you said it to? How did you feel? Kayla Kaimarama-Willie of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints writes.

Church Talk


CICA bolsters coaching staff

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Cricket, Sports

Cook Islands Cricket Association (CICA) has appointed former Samoan international Ian West as its New Zealand development officer and national team’s assistant coach.

Cricket


Letter: Due process claim ‘disingenuous’

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I read Tim Arnold’s comments in the paper on Wednesday with much interest and disbelief (Arnold denies Crown Law exclusion in drafting controversial crypto bill, Cook Islands News, April 17).

Letters to the Editor


Northern Cooks hit by dry spell, southern group could be next

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Cook Islands’ northern islands faced dry conditions last month, while the south may experience similar dryness in April-June and the north could see wet weather.

National


Local MPs discuss challenges with NZ Speaker Parliamentary delegation

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, New Zealand, Parliament, Regional

Cook Islands parliamentarians engaged in open discussions with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Speaker of the House of Representatives Gerry Brownlee and his delegation at Parliament House yesterday morning.

National


Woman jailed for repeated breaches

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A young woman who is seen by the court to have had a disturbing pattern of behaviour for reoffending has been sentenced to around four weeks in jail.

Court


Man gets four-year prison sentence for raping a minor

Friday 19 April 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

A 22-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for raping a minor.

Court


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