Outer Islands

CINCW reps pay tribute

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

In respect of their former patron, the late Rongomatane Ada Ariki also known as Ada Teaupurepure Tetupu Nicholls, Cook Islands National Council of Women (CINCW) representatives attended the investiture of her son Nicholas Nicholls as Rongomatane Nicholas Ariki in Atiu earlier this month.

National


Aitutaki ranked one of the world’s best islands

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aitutaki tourism operators are welcoming guests again in growing numbers and have been given all the more reason to smile after landing a place on a prestigious list naming the best islands in the world.

National


Mangaia’s colonial building turns into community hub

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The refurbished Mangaia Lodge Community Centre is now home to the Mangaia Red Cross, the Mangaia Elderbility Home Care Services and Te Kainga Pa Metua on the island.

National


Internship motivates Atiu student

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aumai Teiotu, a 17-year-old student of Enuamanu in Atiu, has been interning at Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) for the last couple of weeks.

National


Government watching uptick in marine traffic

Monday 19 July 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Outer Islands

Officials are keeping a close watch on the nation’s borders as marine traffic picks up within the Cook Islands exclusive economic zone.

National


Ngamaru Ariki invested

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Hundreds gathered on the island of Atiu on Friday, to witness the akamarokura'anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as Ngamaru Tupuna Ariki, in the second ceremony for the same title. By Melina Etches.

National


Ngamaru Ariki investiture underway

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

In the past week, the island of Atiu has been in full swing, preparing for today’s akamarokura’anga (investiture) of 25-year-old Tupuna Moeroa Ngamaru as the new Ngamaru Ariki.

National


Suwarrow island shelter renovated

Wednesday 14 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

The island shelter on Suwarrow has recently undergone a ‘remarkable’ transformation with the help of a local construction company.

National


Suspect vessel was ‘licensed purse seiner’

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Outer Islands

The Ministry of Marine Resources has responded to a query by a crew member of vaka Marumaru Atua over suspected illegal fishing in the northern Pa Enua.

National


Nicholls returns home to assume Rongomatane Ariki title

Tuesday 6 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

Nicholas Paenui Te-iti Nicholls, Rongomatane Ariki Elect is “happy, excited and at the same time a bit nervous” to be invested with the title of Rongomatane Ariki on July 19.

National


Donations bring relief as temperatures drop

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aitutaki families in need have received a warm embrace from Rarotonga residents who have donated winter clothes to those less fortunate.

National


Aitutaki eggs cracking the Cook Islands market

Wednesday 30 June 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National, Outer Islands

Atai farms in Aitutaki has reignited its free range egg farm and is selling to Rarotonga cafes.

Economy


MP Akaiti Puna makes intentions clear

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands, Politics

The newest Member of the Parliament says she’s not in the House to make up numbers but for a greater cause to serve the people of this country.

National


Jet stranded on soft runway in Manihiki

Thursday 10 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Outer Islands

An Air Rarotonga aircraft was left stranded on Manihiki early this week when its nose wheel dug into a soft spot on the island’s unsealed runway.

National


Te Paa Tiare O Enuamanu launched

Saturday 5 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Outer Islands

The Atiu Tourism Industry Council and the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation celebrated a significant milestone this week by launching Te Paa Tiare O Enuamanu, the official community programme for Atiu.

National


Over 90 per cent of Aitutaki’s eligible population vaccinated

Thursday 3 June 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

The island of Aitutaki has taken heed of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination programme with a total of 1158 or 90.5 per cent of the eligible population vaccinated within three days.

Health


Aitutaki day tour gains momentum

Saturday 29 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Outer Islands

Since the travel bubble with New Zealand started, the Air Rarotonga Aitutaki Day Tour flights have increased to three a week compared to none.

National


Exports lead to high demand for Aitutaki taro

Saturday 29 May 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Outer Islands

The Auckland-based importer of Aitutaki taro wants more so he can trim freight costs to make the root crop affordable for his working-class clients.

National


Pukapuka Hospital refurbished

Saturday 29 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Outer Islands

Secretary of Health Bob Williams says he is pleased to see the difference the newly extended and refurbished Pukapuka Hospital has made to the island’s healthcare services.

National


Yacht permitted to shelter off Aitutaki

Friday 21 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Outer Islands

The yacht, named 'Captain Nemo' was travelling from Tahiti to New Zealand and is awaiting repairs.

Outer Islands


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