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Faulty electrical wiring causes fire at old Abattoir building

Thursday 28 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

An old building located in Avana Valley erupted into flames on Tuesday morning after an electrical issue caused damage to the building.

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Mental strength workshop for tourism industry

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

A mental health strength and wellbeing workshop aims to help the tourism industry get through a trying time.

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Oktoberfest thrills the taste buds

Monday 25 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga tasted a slice of Germany on the weekend with the return of the annual Oktoberfest.

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Getting back into the spirit of learning

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, Local, National

The youngest students at St Joseph’s School had a busy week back in class refreshing their brains on important subjects and preparing for a busy final term of 2021.

Education


Tupuna’s hopes and dreams

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

At 25, Edmund Tupuna has hopes and dreams for his young family and he’s prepared to put in the work to get there, despite Covid-19 setbacks.

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Plenty of big voices in tonight’s karaoke finals

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Eleven finalists will take to the stage tonight to give it all they’ve got in the final round of the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club Karaoke Idol competition.

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Parliament hawks discount airfares as seats left empty

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Taxpayers will likely pick up the shortfall after a number of people took early flights to Aitutaki’s Bicentennial celebrations, leaving Parliament with the bill for empty seats.

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Busy dog desexing clinic in Avarua

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, Local, National

Te Are Manu Veterinary Clinic hosted one of their biggest dog desexing clinics yet, serving dog owners from the Takuvaine, Tutakimoa, and RAPPA puna.

Health


Japanese cooking class celebrates diplomatic relationship

Friday 22 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) is running Japanese cooking classes to mark a decade of diplomatic relations between the Cook Islands and Japan.

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Life in managed isolation

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

A million-dollar view, a luxury room, varied and nutritious meals, and dancing whales providing some ‘rare’ entertainment is making up for the loneliness of those completing their managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) at the Edgewater Resort in Arorangi.

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Artists Gathering set to become annual event

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Gallery Tavioni has announced that their popular Toki Indigenous Artists Gathering will now be an annual event.

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Traditional voyage for Aitutaki’s 200-year celebrations

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

GPS and modern navigation will be switched off for the overnight trip to Aitutaki on Vaka Marumaru Atua. Instead, the crew will be using traditional wayfinding techniques guided by stars, wind, swell, and the sun.

Local


Lyp sync battle set to begin

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga Sailing Club is encouraging people to get their dancing shoes on and favourite songs memorised as they prepare for the return of their ever popular lip syncing competition.

Local


Ports Authority attends Aitutaki Careers Expo

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National, Outer Islands

More than 200 students on Aitutaki attended the Careers Expo at Araura College that was held last month.

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Nga Pu Toru and Mangaia contribute to Aitutaki’s Bi-Centennial

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Local, National

More pellets of frozen and dry goods will make its way to Aitutaki this week thanks to the shipping freight provided by Matson Shipping Limited.

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Bringing the taste of Germany to Raro

Wednesday 20 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Rarotonga will get a taste of Germany with the return of the annual Oktoberfest this coming weekend.

Local


Dressed to impress! Mamas turn up in style at annual fishing comp

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

On Saturday morning, 93 reef fishing enthusiasts dressed in bright and bold garments, took to the sea near the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa for the 2021 Mama’s Reef Fishing Tournament.

Local


Business and professional women use rehab theme to highlight vulnerability

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

An organisation which works to support women and children who experience family violence is $5000 better off thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of female professionals.

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Renowned artist lays bare his secrets as poetry meets music

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Mike Tavioni needs little introduction as a well-known master carver, but he has now expanded his artistic talents to incorporate recorded original works.

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Be Fruitful ice creams now in supermarket chillers

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Fans of the real fruit ice creams served from the colourful Be Fruitful mobile caravan now have many more places to buy one following new retail partnerships.

Local


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