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Health to review phone system after complaints

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health will be reviewing the current process with a sole receptionist and consider a more centralised call station to improve call management for both the Tupapa Primary Care and Oral Health.


Unveiling the Cook Islands

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

The little-known Cook Islands, with its unique social, economic, and political situation, inspired a Polish research team to write a book about the country.


Penrhyn seeks government help to transport diaspora for CICC Mission House opening

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Penrhyn Island will be seeking government assistance to transport over 1000 guests expected to attend the opening of the Cook Islands Christian Mission (CICC) House next year.


March hottest month on record: Met Office

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Cook Islands recorded its highest temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius on March 27, says the weather office.


Cruise visitors down by 72 per cent due to weather

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Despite double the cruise ship arrivals this year, Cook Islands tourism industry suffers a 72 per cent drop in passengers due to bad weather impacting port calls.


Rare treat for Penrhyn

Monday 8 April 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Northern group island of Penrhyn is one of the first places to have witnessed a solar eclipse early this morning at around 6.39am.


Atupare Marae welcomes new shelter, Maori King for ocean initiative

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Environment, National

Tui Dewes, Aotearoa New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, had the honour of opening the new Taupare for Atupare Marae, alongside the Minister for Tauranga Vananga Ministry of Cultural Development, George “Maggie” Angene, last week.

Culture


Teenager confirmed wearing ‘approved helmet’ in crash

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Police have confirmed the teenager injured in a crash last Friday was wearing a ‘fully approved’ German helmet.

Local


Aitutaki’s Ngatamariki ready for Te Mire Atu debut

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Entertainment, National

Corina Mose Ngatamariki from Aitutaki is “excited” to be competing in tonight’s Te Mire Atu composer’s competition at The Edgewater Resort for the first time.

Culture


Court: Suspended sentence

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Well-known to the court for his previous conviction, Justice of the Peace John Whitta said he would not consider Travel Tuaputa’s previous record as it was not similar to the current offence.

Court


Court: Possible diversion

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, National

Crown Law has suggested a diversion could be confirmed by April 30 for Alberio Lazaro and Aaron Junior William, who are currently facing charges of fighting in a public place.

Court


Jet ski vandalism forces water sports business to cancel tours

Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, Crime, National

A Muri-based water sports tourism business was shocked to discover their jet skis were vandalised over the weekend, forcing them to cancel tours. Police are investigating the matter.

Business


Ex-Deputy PM, civil servants jailed for public funds fraud

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Court, Crime, National

The former deputy prime minister and two former senior civil servants have been handed prison sentences for fraudulently using $70,000 in public funds.

Court


Redemption or repeat?: Panthers face off against Bulldogs again

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in League, Sports

In a highly anticipated clash in the Cook Islands Rugby League Rarotonga 13s premier men’s competition this afternoon, Tupapa Panthers are gearing up to face off against Titikaveka Bulldogs at Aretere Park in Avatiu.

League


Churchtalk: Taking control of your circumstances

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

A beautiful and powerful message, most appropriate and relevant at controlling compelling or confrontational situations, conditions, age and time, was preached by Elder Peter Graham of the Apostolic Church of Rarotonga on Sunday 10/03/24.

Church Talk


Letter: Broken trust

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I am still trying to wrap my mind around the justification made by (Minister) Tingika Elikana during the recent consultations that because we now have more money compared to 10 years ago, this warrants increasing our number of Ministers in Parliament.

Letters to the Editor


Minister Elikana meets NZ Deputy Prime Minister

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Parliament, Politics

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Tingika Elikana paid a courtesy call on New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters in Wellington yesterday.

National


Fierce competition anticipated at the annual women’s triathlon event

Tuesday 19 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Sports, Triathlon

Cook Islands Triathlon Association is eagerly looking forward to the annual BSP Women’s Triathlon Race which will be held this Saturday at the Tikioki Tri Site, starting at 2pm.

Sports


Cook Islands aims to conquer OFC Qualifiers, despite underdog status

Tuesday 19 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands national men’s football team has landed on Tongan soil with a singular, burning ambition – to conquer the OFC Nations Cup Qualifying stage and progress into the OFC Men’s Nations Cup scheduled for June.

Football


Letters: Avatiu football

Tuesday 19 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am a recent convert to soccer. I have followed the progress of the Avatiu Women’s soccer team at the OFC tournament in the Solomon Islands.

Letters to the Editor


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