Technology

Raising safe internet surfing awareness

Thursday 17 June 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

From cryptocurrency pyramid schemes to social media scams, Cook Islands residents face a constant stream of online hazards, but a new web-based resource aims to get the upper hand against the thieves and crooks who prey on the unsuspected.

National


Justice ministry seeks improved IT support after power outage

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

Better information and communications technology (ICT) support and resources are needed by the Ministry of Justice in light of power cuts on Monday that affected court proceedings, the ministry’s Secretary says.

National


Car rally raises advocacy for electric vehicles

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Technology

The first ever Rarotonga Electrical Vehicle Rally held on Sunday brought together young and adult participants who competed to raise funds for environmentally favoured initiatives./

National


Cable operator looking for new chief

Monday 24 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

With the Manatua Cable in operation, internet firm Avaroa Cable Ltd is looking for its next chief executive to steer the company through the next stages of its development.

National


Fair play goal for telecom ‘ref’

Wednesday 21 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Technology

Bernard Hill is here to make sure our internet providers play fair. Hill was appointed to a three-year term at the beginning of last year as the chair of the Competition and Regulatory Authority.

Technology


Upskilling youth through technology based surveying

Wednesday 10 March 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Technology

Twenty-two-year-old Nooroa Tuakeu had an opportunity of a lifetime, travelling from her home island Aitutaki to Manihiki, through her participation on the Climate Change Adaptation Funded PEARL Project.

National


Mobile cash app targets Pa Enua

Saturday 27 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Economy, Features, Go Local, National, Technology

Sending cash to the far corners of the country has long been a challenge for many Cook Islanders, but a new electronic service is offering residents a cheaper and faster way. Will they adopt this new technology?

Economy


Facebook is the scammers tool of choice in the Cook Islands

Tuesday 22 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

With Facebook clearly the most popular source of internet traffic in the country, local financial fraud investigators say scammers are increasingly using the social media network to target residents.

National


Lights, camera, action!

Thursday 10 December 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Economy, National, Technology

A group of passionate film and television experts has established the Cook Islands Film, Television and Video Industry Council to set up the country as a hot movie location.

Economy


Internet migration disrupts TV service

Thursday 10 December 2020 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Technology

The customers of Vodafone Cook Islands’ owned and managed Moana TV will be experiencing continued disruptions to service with “poor picture quality and freezing on most of the international channels”.

National


Scammers tricked local company to transfer $71k

Tuesday 1 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

Hackers have recently infiltrated the email system of a local company resulting in a multinational investigation to recoup funds, prompting a call by investigators for public awareness of suspicious activity and potential scams.

National


Phishing scam targets regional bank clients

Thursday 29 October 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

Bank of South Pacific customers are being hit with well-disguised emails that are part of a phishing scam.

National


Digital makeover for Cook Islands News

Wednesday 28 October 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

Hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world - whether Cook Islanders, residents living abroad, or former visitors from the far flung corners of the globe – have come to rely on www.cookislandsnews.com for breaking news, in-depth features, and commentary about our island paradise.

National


Fibre-optic network construction work carries on

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

Replacing an outdated copper wire network in Rarotonga is key to bringing faster and reliable internet, but it’s a time consuming process that will take years to complete.

Technology


Will Manatua Cable deliver development?

Saturday 26 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

The multi-million dollar Manatua Cable is finally in use, but what role will it play in furthering economic diversification.

Technology


Digital dream realised as cable finally goes live

Thursday 24 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

Few may have noticed, but the Manatua Cable is finally in operation and delivering data from North America, through Tahiti, to internet users in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

Technology

Poor internet draws customer complaints

Friday 18 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

Internet users in Rarotonga have reported poor and slow service this week, with no imminent announcement of high-speed cable internet by stakeholders.

Technology

Storage units to assist renewables push

Monday 14 September 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Technology

The Cook Islands is moving closer to its renewable energy goals with soon-to-be-installed energy storage in Rarotonga.

Technology


Satellite provides back up if cable is cut

Wednesday 9 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

The Manatua Cable will help Cook Islands diversify its economy, but service could be disrupted by a break or cut.

Technology


New satellite tech could keep Pa Enua from falling behind

Monday 7 September 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Technology

Experts say satellite will continue to be the most cost-effective means to deliver connectivity to the sparsely-population Pa Enua.

Technology


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