National

Fishermen land monster yellow fin tunas in competition

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Peia Patai won the 2021 Gordon Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament with a 64.9 kilogram yellowfin tuna, taking home $1000 cash and a trophy sponsored by the Murray family, on Saturday night.

Local


Vessels to have Cooks flag removed

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Two tankers are expected to be removed from the Cook Islands ship registry this week after allegations surfaced the vessels were transporting Iranian crude oil in defiance of US sanctions, while concealing their movements.

Economy


Air freight issue remains rife

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The two empty flights to Rarotonga last week made little difference to solve the ongoing issue of delay in air freight.

Economy


Demos question seabed mining consultations

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The Cook Islands Opposition has objected to the most recent northern Pa Enua seabed mining consultations saying that at least one representative from their team should’ve been included to ensure there was balance.

Environment


The smiling faces of Apii Rutaki

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Despite the relentless rainfall, it was all smiles at Apii Rutaki Grade One classroom as students enjoyed their indoor lessons Monday with Mrs Tuikairoro William.

Local


Teenager serving probation leaves Rarotonga after ‘police fail to act’

Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Crime, National

A teenager has breached the Cook Islands High Court probation conditions by leaving the country onboard an Air New Zealand flight on Saturday.

Crime


Dengue likely to have no effect on potential travel bubble, government says

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

Increasing number of confirmed and suspected dengue cases will not affect the timeline of the two-way quarantine free travel with New Zealand.

Health


Resort's lagoon-fed salt water pool gets green light from government

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

A Ngatangiia-based resort fulfilled all the requirements as per the Environment Impact Assessment in the construction of a new salt water pool, confirmed the National Environment Service.

Environment


A Second Chance at life for ex-inmates

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Crime, National

Over a period of 17 years, Mr X, a repeat offender, lived eight years of his life locked up in Arorangi prison. The former inmate was released three months ago, this time around he stands determined not to reoffend and not to ever return “inside”.

Crime


Passengers given green light to travel to Rarotonga

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

Government has decided to resume incoming passenger travel from Auckland to Rarotonga despite a new Covid-19 community case in New Zealand Sunday.

Local


Global vaccine rollout a glimmer of hope for local businesses

Monday 22 February 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Economy, National

As more and more people are getting vaccinated around the world, a survey shows optimism is returning to businesses in the Pacific region.

Economy


Seabed minerals consultations reach the most remote islands

Sunday 21 February 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National, Outer Islands

Palmerston and Nassau were the last islands to receive consultations on the Cook Islands seabed minerals (SBM) sector by the Government, as part of the recent government voyage on the MV Taunga Nui.

Environment


Providing better learning experience

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Education, National

Imanuela Akatemia is making a good progress with the 2021 academic year. The 2021 academic year started with term one studies on January 25.

Education


National college inducts anau leaders

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Education, National

Twenty-four Tereora College students were inducted as anau leaders at an investiture ceremony yesterday.

Education


Help save a life

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Ngatangiia netball members and Matavera puna representatives participated in the Red Cross First Aid course held earlier this week.

Local


Met Office: Rain ending soon, sunny days ahead

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in National, Weather

Rainclouds are expected to move away from Rarotonga later today and there could be some sunshine, says the weather office.

National


Tax season in full swing

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, National

Personal income tax returns are due on March 1, but thanks to a rule change, workers will be paying less in taxes this year and onward.

Economy

Facebook block hits region hard

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Australia, Economy, National, Regional

As an Australia-wide ban on news content by Facebook continues, it is emerging just how prominent the social media platform has become for Cook Islands residents and people throughout the Pacific region.

Australia


Encouraging people to save animal lives

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

In a bid to promote animal welfare, Te Are Manu (TAM) Vet Clinic will take its work out to the public next week.

Local


Cop facing suspension

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Crime, National

A female officer will be placed on suspension as of Monday, February 22, for her involvement in an alleged assault incident last weekend.

Crime


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