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From chips to riches

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Hard work and determination have taken Mike Pero from relatively humble beginnings, working in his father’s fish and chip shop, to becoming one of New Zealand’s most successful businessman.

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Fix dengue, paramount chief says

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Growing cases of dengue and a mystery virus casts doubt on Cook Islands health system’s ability to handle serious illnesses including Covid-19, Takitumu chief Pa Marie Ariki says.

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Doctor and firemen on standby at hot chilli eating contest

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The heat was on recently at Vili’s Burger Joint in Matavera for Paul Lynch’s Chilli Eating Competition and Hot Burger Challenge.

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Bubble sign off by end of week, government says

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Final signoff on the travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand by the top health officials in both countries is expected to occur later this week, a government spokesperson says.

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Landowner passionate about land court publication

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Justice Secretary Tamatoa Jonassen has apologised for the inconvenience caused by his decision to not publish the Land Court Panui list in the local newspaper.

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Infrastructure boss suspended, joins husband under police investigation

Thursday 6 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Public Service Commissioner has suspended another head of a government ministry on full pay, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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Failure to advertise postpones Rarotonga Land Court sittings

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Judge Wilson Isaac has adjourned until further notice the land court sittings that were scheduled to be heard this week and next, due to the lists not being published in accordance with the High Court’s Code Civil Procedure.

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Smooth sailing on vaka Marumaru Atua

Wednesday 5 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Father Freddy Kaina conducted a blessing of Vaka Marumaru Atua before she was relaunched into the waters of Avatiu harbour yesterday.

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The ocean welcomes back Vaka Marumaru Atua

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

After nearly five months on dry dock for safety throughout the cyclone season and maintenance tasks, Vaka Marumaru Atua is now planned to return to the water at Avatiu harbour this afternoon during high tide.

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"Today we start our journey of recovery", PM says

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The Cook Islands will open its border to Kiwi tourists in a fortnight after the announcement of the two-way quarantine-free travel between the two countries starting on May 16 (Cook Islands time).

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Travel bubble to begin May 16 pending final health checks

Sunday 2 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have announced two-way quarantine-free travel will commence between the two countries on May 16.

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Rarotonga traveller in quarantine after breach

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

With a traveller from the Cook Islands in quarantine in Western Australia, the Opposition is re-iterating its call for a nation-wide vaccination programme before a bubble is established with New Zealand.

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Major announcement imminent, sources say

Saturday 1 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

Sources are speculating an upcoming announcement could see either a date set for a travel bubble with New Zealand or solid plans put in place for a Covid-19 vaccination programme, but the Government is staying tight-lipped for now.

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Officials to determine Rarotonga's dog population

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

A survey to determine Rarotonga’s canine population to address the dog problems on the island is now underway.

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Data shows increase in gender-based violence

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

More efficient data collection methods have revealed a disturbing increase in gender-based violence in the Cook Islands.

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Our firefighters of the future

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

For their last outing for April, Autism Cook Islands yesterday visited the team of firefighters at the Rarotonga Fire and Aviation Rescue centre.

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Not a brand, but ‘a movement’

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

Two local fitness fanatics have launched the Cook Islands’ first activewear brand to encourage people to invest in their fitness and create more healthy lifestyles for themselves.

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Shark caught and released

Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

The catching of a male tiger shark on Monday highlights the difficulties local fishers can have when interacting with sharks, and the need for further education to ensure the ‘near threatened’ animals are protected when accidentally caught.

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Family unveils WWI soldier’s headstone

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

Seventy-eight years after his death, the headstone unveiling ceremony for Private Namiro Mauore Service No. 60657 was held at the Nikao cemetery on Saturday morning.

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Buyers scramble as ship unloads eggs

Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Eggs return to Rarotonga’s store shelves today after a week of low stock.

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