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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 Business, National

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

Business

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


Days of the ‘good read’ on the decline

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

Thousands of items including books, compact discs and DVDs are up for grabs at bargain prices, as the Cook Islands Library and Museum Society struggles to keep up with a continuing influx of donations and declining membership.

Education


It’s a long drive to the top

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Golf, Sports

Ranked number one in the world for women’s long drive, Cook Islander Phillis Meti MNZM, a New Zealand golfer, visited Rarotonga last week with her mother Phillis Sr.

Golf


On the lookout for touch talent

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

The touch season will kick off in early February and the categories this year will be, in the open division, men and women and then in the mixed division, opens, 18s and masters.

Sports


Cooks proactively conserving biodiversity

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

Committed to achieving 25 per cent of our land as a Protected Area in the Cook Islands under the Cook Islands NSDA2020+, our island nation is exploring new ways to do this.

Environment


India complete 3-0 whitewash versus Black Caps

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

India vs New Zealand – ODI Series – 3rd ODI. India – 385 for 9 in 50 overs (Rohit 101, Gill 112, Hardik 54, Ferguson 0/53) beat New Zealand 295 all out in 41.2 overs (Conway 138, Thakur 3/45, Kuldeep 3/62) by 90 runs.

Cricket


Questions remain in Cooks Air NZ tax case

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

It is still not known what dollar figure taxpayers have been lumped with in a tax case involving the Revenue Management Division and Air New Zealand.

Economy


Vets given warrants to enter properties

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Local, National

SPCA and Te Are Manu vets now have official legal rights to enter properties to desex or treat animals.

Local


Rarotonga-based author to release ‘Kūki ‘Airani’

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Art, Features

Cook Islands, Rarotonga-based author Jean Tekura Mason’s book, Kūki ‘Airani, written in Cook Islands Māori and English will be launched next month.

Art


Cannabis found in underwear

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A man who was found with a small amount of cannabis on him after being stopped for drink-driving has been sentenced to 12 months’ supervision.

Court


Blackrock the first back to school

Wednesday 25 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Blackrock, the country’s first and oldest early childhood education centre was the first to kick off the 2023 academic calendar for schools in the Cook Islands opening on Monday.

Education


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