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NZ Minister in Cooks on official visit

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

New Zealand Minister Munokoapoto (Poto) Williams, who is of Cook Islands descent, met Prime Minister Mark Brown on her first official visit to the country this week.

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Traditional healer found guilty

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

A 65-year-old traditional healer will be sentenced next week for putting his finger in the victim’s genitalia saying it was part of his therapy, describing it as ‘similar to a smear (test)’. Caleb Fotheringham reports.

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EU purse seine fishing deal extended

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

The European Union (EU) and the Cook Islands have extended a “sustainable” fisheries partnership by three years.

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Daily diary from the crew of vaka Marumaru Atua

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

An ongoing recap from the crew of vaka Marumaru Atua, who are currently sailing to the Northern Group of the Pa Enua.

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Kiribati community celebrates with song and dance

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Visitors and friends from Rarotonga joined the Cook Islands Kiribati community as they celebrated their country’s 42nd independence over the weekend.

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Maori King here for Te Maeva Nui celebrations

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National

Wednesday's rainy weather did not dampen the smiles of the New Zealand Maori King Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII, his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai and family members who arrived in Rarotonga yesterday afternoon.

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Grant to boost Cook Islands Covid-19 preparedness

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands is set to receive a portion of US$20.8 million (NZ$29.9m) Covid-19 related funding.

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Fitness group moves muscle for worthy cause

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

A Rarotonga-based fitness group is taking time off their daily grind to help raise funds for Autism Cook Islands’ awareness programme.

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New logo for Moana Foundation

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

The Moana Foundation has chosen a winning logo for their logo design competition.

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Cook Islands sailor proud to deliver vaccine support

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

Four sailors of Cook Islands heritage were involved in the mission to deliver Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to remote islands in the South Pacific including Palmerston.

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Better safe than sorry in Rarotonga's dangerous reef passages

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Local tour guides are becoming concerned at the number of overseas visitors seen swimming out through some of the dangerous passages in Rarotonga’s lagoons unsupervised.

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Support local, buy local at Trade Days

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Fifty-five vendors have been confirmed for next week’s Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) Go Local Experience Trade Days.

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Climate change warrants greater fisheries conservation, NGO says

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Environmental factors, including climate change, are affecting catches for local fishermen and more needs to be done to ensure Pacific tuna stocks remain healthy, says an official with the World Wildlife Fund.

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‘It’s not a casual dawdle’ - misadventure causing a mountain of problems for police

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Authorities are weighing up options including possible penalties after an elderly couple had to be rescued on Saturday evening when they slipped off the Cross-Island Trek in Rarotonga.

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Opportunity of a lifetime

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

A New Zealand Royal Navy protector-fleet offshore patrol ship is taking a week long break in Rarotonga as its crew of about 80 get out and about to look at the island.

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New ‘secret agent’ to ‘protect country and people’

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

The Cook Islands’ newest “secret agent” will keep threats at bay and protect the nation.

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Mobile community vet clinic focuses Akaoa

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

The free mobile community vet clinic started in the village of Murienua earlier this month and continues this week.

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Honouring Cook Islanders in NZ

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Te Maeva Nui o Aotearoa New Zealand Charitable Trust hosted the Tu Rangatira special Awards and Recognitions event on Thursday night to celebrate Cook Islanders who have made a significant mark in specific fields in a bid to bring recognition to their achievements.

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Cook Islands marks first World Drowning Prevention Day

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The first World Drowning Prevention Day will take place today, dedicated to spreading awareness and solutions to drowning in communities around the world.

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Making the Cut: Cooks’ Olympics Games outfits in Top 10

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Team Cook Islands flag bearers Kirsten Andrea Fisher-Marsters and Wesley Tikiariki Roberts held their heads high as they made their way into the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

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