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Beekeeping training opportunity for Cooks

Wednesday 1 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, Local, National

The Cook Islands does not export honey but the Ministry of Agriculture says they would like to do so in the future.

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Podcaster launches digital card to help people ‘save money’

Monday 30 January 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National

Businesswoman and podcaster, Chantal Napa launched Chantal’s Digital Card earlier this month with the aim to help people save money on Rarotonga when shopping, dining and enjoying activities.

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Businessman joins call for Cook Islands to share time with NZ

Friday 27 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Business, National

Rarotongan resident and businessman, Mike Pero has joined the call for the Cook Islands to share the same date with New Zealand.

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Fishing charter lands good catch – on land and at sea

Thursday 12 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, National

Despite heavy rain and strong winds forecast, three friends set out on an adventure with fishing charter company, Game Fishing Rarotonga on Tuesday.

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Cheaper foreign transfer service welcomed in Cook Islands

Wednesday 11 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, National

The Cook Islands Fijian community has welcomed news of the MPaisa platform - a way to send money to Fiji through Vodafone Cook Islands.

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Clean break for laundry services as rain persists

Wednesday 11 January 2023 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, National

Laundromats have been run ragged, as wet weather continues to punish Rarotonga.

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Lifting the standards of Cook Islands tourism products

Thursday 29 December 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Business, Local, National

Cook Islands Tourism is pleased to announce the launch of the nation’s new Cook Islands Quality Assured (CIQA) accreditation programme in January 2023, formally known as the Cook Islands Tourism Accreditation and Quality Assurance Programme.

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MCI appoints new management board

Friday 23 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, Local, National

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), administrators of the Cook Islands Ships’ Registry, has announced the appointment of a newly-formed Management Board comprising Moeroa Matheson, Paolo Favilli and Eleanor Roi.

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Risk insurance team meets with PM Brown

Tuesday 20 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, National

The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) management team recently visited the Cook Islands for the first time to hold a series of high-level meetings with relevant authorities including the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mark Brown.

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A career in tuna fisheries

Thursday 15 December 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, Education, National

Cook Islander Dr Lara Manarangi-Trott has dedicated her career to fisheries and holds one of the top jobs at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). She talks to Cook Islands News journalist Caleb Fotheringham at the recently concluded Commission summit in Vietnam.

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Wildin appointed new Audit head

Tuesday 6 December 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Local, National

Desmond Wildin has stepped into the role as director of the Audit Office after more than a decade in public service in the Cook Islands.

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Historic Tuna management procedure adopted

Tuesday 6 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, Economy, Environment, National

A management procedure was adopted at the 19th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Da Nang, Vietnam over the weekend but one NGO says it’s “disheartening” the agreement is non-binding.

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Navigating new opportunities for Cook Islands tourism

Saturday 3 December 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, National, Travel

The announcement of direct flights between the Cook Islands and Honolulu and Cook Islands and Sydney has been welcome news for tourism operators wondering what their future held.

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Aloha! Direct Honolulu flights to give Cook Islands access to US market

Thursday 1 December 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, National, Travel

Direct flights between the Cook Islands and Honolulu will begin in May next year.

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‘Christmas has come early’: Direct flights from Sydney to Rarotonga set to return

Thursday 1 December 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, National, Travel

The Cook Islands Government has signed a new partnership with Jetstar, bringing direct flights between Sydney and Rarotonga.

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Innovative new trust product features at STEP Asia 2022

Tuesday 29 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, Economy, National

The new Cook Islands International Relationship Property Trust (IRPT) recently featured at the prestigious STEP ASIA 2022 Conference in Singapore.

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Final defects programme to ‘complete’ multi-million dollar Te Mato Vai project

Tuesday 29 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, Local, National

The final defects programme for the Rarotonga water project should be completed in December, bringing an end to the “nearly” $90 million project.

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Sydney flights on the horizon

Monday 28 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Business, Economy, National, Travel

Cook Islands tourism sector is set to receive a timely boost with the return of direct flights to and from Australia.

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‘Significant investment’ in low latency data route

Wednesday 23 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Business, Economy, National, Technology

The Avaroa Cable has made a ‘significant investment’ by buying capacity on a route that promises better internet connectivity.

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Struggling during the down time

Saturday 19 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Business, Economy, National

Tourism operators are likely to go into hibernation over the long summer period as they struggle with the relative lack of flights and visitors. Matthew Littlewood talks to those in the industry about the outlook.

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