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Jetstar takes over Sydney direct service

Wednesday 30 November 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Travel

Jetstar will commence operations into the Cook Islands non-stop from Sydney from June 29, 2023, Prime Minister Mark Brown announced today.

National


Lagoons and streams assessed

Monday 28 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in

Rarotonga’s lagoons and streams have received a mixed report in the latest environmental survey.


‘Fighting for what is right, writing to make things right’

Monday 28 November 2022 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

Good people who see bad things and say nothing are as bad as the bad people doing them. We need people to stand up and say ‘The emperor is wearing no clothes’, writes Ruta Mave.

Opinion


Cook Islander crowned Aussie boxing champ

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Boxing, Sports

For Cook Islander Tiana Baker-Echegaray, boxing has been one of her hardest challenges. She is now the Australian Boxing 54kg Bantamweight Champion, winning the title last week in Adelaide, Australia.

Boxing


Final fight for Championships

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga FC will host Nikao Sokattak in the final round of the Rarotonga Football season at CIFA Complex this afternoon.

Soccer


Graduates prove age is no barrier to learning

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, Features, National

One hundred and thirteen (113) graduates walked across the stage to receive their certificates in the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute graduation at the National Auditorium on Friday.

Education


Small school with big heart

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

The sweet voice of Elijah Nootai singing the National Anthem with such passion and pride rang soundly at the Nukutere College prizegiving ceremony on Friday.

Education


Tivaivai treasures on display in Mangaia

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Go Local

A magnificent display of newly made tivaivai was held on Mangaia recently, organised by the women’s group (vainetini) from the Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC), Oneroa. By Pamela Steele.

Features


Punanga Nui Market turns 30

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Features, Go Local

It’s been 30 years since vendors gathered to sell their tasty homemade goods, produce, and locally-made wares at what is now popularly known as the Punanga Nui Market. Auntie Mii Upu, aka Mrs Q, was there in 1992 and can be still found at the Avarua site, five days a week, selling her own brand of crafted materials.

Features


Making her voice heard

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Features, Weekend

Teherenui Koteka wants Cook Islands and Pasifika people to survive and thrive in the topsy-turvy world of creative arts both here and abroad. The playwright talks to senior journalist Matthew Littlewood about her latest work and her aspirations for the future.

Features


Fish harvest strategy ‘removes politics and focuses on science’

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown claims the country is part of the best-managed tuna fishery in the world, but Glen Holmes from Pew Research’s international fisheries programme says this would be true if a harvest strategy is implemented.

Environment


Why we need a moratorium on deep seabed mining

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Do we have to trash the ocean to save our climate? No, we do not. New analysis shows how technological innovation and circular economy models can meet the demand for minerals without deep seabed mining.

Opinion


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to review electricity rates?

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

TAU (Te Aponga Uira) were quick to respond to fuel increases by increasing their electricity rates across the board.

Letters to the Editor


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Making up law as they go?

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, In 2020, Te Marae Ora, through the Director of Clinical Services put out a release that stated “There are no laid down import regulations for methadone”. Methadone is a Class B controlled drug in the Narcotics and Misuse of Drugs Act 2004.

Letters to the Editor


CIFWA to hold inaugural Feminist Forum

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National

Aiming to empower and build capacity for young women, the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association (CIFWA) will be hosting Cook Islands National Feminist Forum on November 29.

Local


Arrest warrant for rape accused

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Mangaia man who failed to turn up to the High Court for sentencing

Court


The location is just brilliant: Hospo veteran finds his tropical paradise

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Features, Go Local

Aro’a Beachside Inn and its beachside restaurant Shipwreck Hut are getting a makeover after a visiting Kiwi fell in love with the place.

Features


Cook Islands step up campaign to end violence against women

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Court, Local, National

The Cook Islands Police Service marked White Ribbon Day in a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (INTAFF) starting with a 7am Mass at the St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral on Friday.

Court


Petition survives: Cook Islands United Party petition to have its day in the High Court

Saturday 26 November 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Politics

Cook Islands United Party candidate Margharet Matenga’s petition that claims several voters in the Titikaveka electorate were ineligible and should not have been counted will get its chance in the High Court.

National


Paddlers battle extreme conditions

Friday 25 November 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling, Sports

There were 24 paddlers on the start line in Wednesday’s Oe Vaka Nationals Singles event which was raced in very challenging ocean conditions with strong south easterly winds and swell.

Paddling


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