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Cricket plans bumper season

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Cricket, Sports

After a successful finish to the 2022 cricket season, the national association is looking forward to some exciting development programmes this year to improve the profile of the sport in the Cook Islands.

Cricket


Church talk: The mission of the Seventy

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

There is no victory won anywhere by any lonely disciple, or handful of disciples, that does not react on the entire battlefield, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.

Church Talk


Empowering women entrepreneurs through free business education course

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Seventeen industrious women have signed up for the Taki Tahi Entrepreneur Development programme which starts next week on Monday, February 6 through to Sunday, February 12.

Local


Investing in beekeeping

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

A Rarotonga beekeeper is working with the Ministry of Agriculture to boost and encourage Cook Islanders to venture into the beekeeping, honey making industry.

Local


Crown Law mum on review of Crimes Bill

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, Economy, National, Politics

Moves to remove homosexuality from the Crimes Act are still awaiting sign off from Crown Law.

Court


PM Brown welcomes Kiribati back into PIF

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Kiribati, National, Politics, Regional

Prime Minister Mark Brown is welcoming Kiribati back into the fold of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Kiribati


Children on dyslexia spectrum can now be assessed here

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

Parents with children who are struggling with reading, writing and spelling are encouraged to make an appointment with the Cook Islands Dyslexia Society Incorporated (CIDSI).

Health


Land court to determine Manihiki Airport Upgrade project

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Court, National

The land court matter between Government and Manihiki landowners to allow works on the island’s airport upgrade project to proceed on terms that have been provisionally considered, will be heard next week.

Court


Cultural Development Secretary convicted of drink-driving and disqualified

Friday 3 February 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

The Secretary of Cultural Development has been convicted of drink-driving and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Court


Pet Talk: They’re not ‘acting’ the goat

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Whether you keep goats for meat, or for milk, which is tasty, fresh, lactose free, and nutrient rich, or for the pleasure of watching them get up to their antics, especially the kids, goats are pretty cool animals, writes Dr Michael Baer of Te Are Manu Vet Clinic.

Opinion


Rongo selected to compete in ITF World Teams Competition in Sri Lanka

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Tennis

Tennis youngster Raetea Rongo has been selected in Team Pacific Oceania for the 2023 ITF World Teams Competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying Events to be held in Sri Lanka from February 13-18.

Tennis


Young Cook Islander authors children’s book

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

During the Covid-19 pandemic when children around the world were being forced into virtual learning, nine-year-old Leilani-Rose (Lalu) decided to work with her mother, Cook Islander Dr Selena Nicholas-Bublick, on a book that would review fun facts about the continents.

Education


Kata: Traffic Police

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Crown and defence haggle over details in assault case

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

A Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer got into a heated argument in court as a man was due to appear on multiple assault charges against a female.

Court

Wright-Koteka appointed ICI head

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Politics

Former Cook Islands high commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka has been appointed the new Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI).

National


Vodafail? Telcom provider aware of ‘recent surge in dissatisfaction’

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Technology

A major telecommunications report has revealed a surge in dissatisfaction with Vodafone Cook Islands.

National


Pukapuka boxer reconnects to heritage ahead of Europe tour

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Boxing, Sports

A Pukapuka boxer is proudly taking his Cook Islands heritage to Europe to fight for a spot in the 2023 Boxing World Championships. By Atutahi Potaka-Dewes, Te Rito Journalism Cadet, PMN News.

Boxing


Radiothon for Auckland floods

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

A radiothon will be held today to fundraise for Cook Islanders and Niuean families who have been affected by the devastating Auckland floods last week.

Local


Vanuatu volcanic eruption ‘won’t affect Cook Islands’

Thursday 2 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

An active underwater volcano that erupted in Vanuatu this week will not affect the Cook Islands, says the Cook Islands Meteorological Service.

Local


India demolish NZ, win T20 series 2-1

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Rahul Patil | Published in Cricket, Sports

India 234/4 in 20 overs (Gill 126*, Rahul Tripathi 44, Daryl Mitchell 1/6) beat New Zealand 66 all out in 12.1 overs (Daryl Mitchell 35, Pandya 4/16) by 168 runs.

Cricket


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