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‘Agent Tetava’ at your service

Local

Prime Minister Mark Brown was recognised as the new leader of the country and Minister of Police at a special parade in his honour.

Local

Barge crew return negative Covid tests

Crew onboard MV Taunga Nui all returned negative results after being tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Economy

Finance ministry defends tender process

As a review takes place by the Audit Office after a public complaint, a government official has come out in defence of the tendering process for the Penrhyn Cyclone Shelter project.

Health

Face masks included in Covid-19 law

The country’s ongoing response to Covid-19 was front and centre at the last Parliament sitting for the year.

An extra special day for Nukutere College prize giving

Layered in a tower of ei’s, Nukutere College Dux of the Year Zhera Moetaua had to be guided back to her seat by classmates at the school’s prize giving day. The annual awards held at the St Joseph’s Hall yesterday was no different from any other. Parents, families and friends who attended the special day […]

Local


Stepping up their ‘floral game’

Nine schools participated in the Mire Tiare competition that wrapped up on Thursday.

Local


MPs attend intake tour

Elected officials and landowners were given a tour of the Avatiu intake on Thursday where trials are underway to test the recently completed water treatment system, but one opposition MP wasn’t impressed with what she saw.

Local


Navy aircraft conducts repatriation of French nationals to Tahiti

Three French nationals, who were stranded on Rarotonga due to Covid-19, boarded a repatriation flight to Tahiti yesterday morning.

Local

French national denied travel

An hour before a repatriation flight to Tahiti was due to depart, the High Court denied bail to a French national after he failed to pay a bond of $60,000.

Local


Lawyer charged with indecent assault bailed

Cook Islands lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen, who is facing indecent assault charges, has been granted permission to travel to Tongareva after agreeing to pay a bond of $5000 to the Ministry of Justice.

Local


Te Onu creation wows crowds

Apii Avarua’s turtle masterpiece has been proudly showcased in the school’s classroom to mark Te Mire Tiare - Rarotonga's annual flower festival.

Local


Barge granted permission to berth at Avatiu

The new barge MV Taunga Nui acquired by Cook Islands General Transport has been granted permission to berth at the Avatiu Port.

Local


Cook Islands prepares for PACER Plus regional trade agreement

The Government has recently conducted a series of consultations in the Pa Enua to educate people living there on the regional trade agreement deal.

Economy

Impressive floral displays for Te Mire Tiare

Drums from the Ministry of Culture alerted schools to the arrival of the judging panel for the Mire Tiare competition on Thursday.

Local


Cooks High Commissioner speaks on regionalism

Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka presented insights into the Cook Islands' perspective on Regionalism and International Security at the Pacific Security Dynamics Course yesterday, hosted by Massey University.

National


Barge crew swab tests needed before disembarkment

MV Taunga Nui crew members will be required to stay on board the barge while Te Marae Ora takes swab tests.

Local


ADB approve loan for Covid-19 support

A loan recently signed by the Government will provide $20 million towards Covid-19 financial assistance for businesses and individuals.

Economy


State funeral for a great son of Mangaia

Former Prime Minister the late Jim Marurai was a man of few words, but you could always count on those words being honest and straightforward. He will always be fondly remembered by a grateful nation.

Local


A man of faith and service

To mark his nomination for the Tane Toa Kuki Airani December-February 2021, Papa Tangimetua Kapi will be at the Islander Hotel on Thursday to celebrate with friends and family.

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