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New Parliament committee room to be named the Queen Elizabeth Gallery

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National

After about a month of renovations, an unused office in Parliament is ready to be transformed into the committee meeting room and library.

National


Disabled, LGBTQ+ and children experience human rights violence, says survey

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

For civil and political rights, Cook Islands is one of the best performers in the world according to the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), however, the rights of people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ population could be improved.

Local


Confusion reigns over Queen’s Memorial ‘public holiday’

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

There appears to be some confusion over the legal framework surrounding Friday, September 30 being deemed a public holiday as a mark of respect to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Local


Repeat child sex offender sentenced to 14 years in prison

Wednesday 28 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, Crime, National

A former taxi driver who committed multiple sexual offences against four girls under the age of 12 has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Matthew Littlewood reports. (Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of the offences committed by the defendant).

Court


Huge cocaine shipment seized in Tahiti

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in French Polynesia, Regional

Customs officials and police in French Polynesia have seized 423 kilogrammes of cocaine hidden in a Swedish yacht.

French Polynesia


Solomons PM defends China links

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says his nation has been unfairly targetted since it formalised diplomatic relations with China in 2019.

Regional


Pacific sport in brief

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

September 27, 2022

Pacific Islands


Climate change expected to be top of US-Pacific Islands summit

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional

Climate Change is expected to be the main issue of discussion at the first US-Pacific Islands summit in Washington D.C. this week.

Regional


Kata: Electoral petition

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Runners gear up for Nutters and Rock Relay races

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Running, Sports

The last two events of this year’s Round Rarotonga Running Festival starts this afternoon with the Nutters Run.

Running


Stage set for traditional games

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The revival of traditional games like rore (stilt) races and peipei tiporo (juggling with limes) were among the highlights of the 2020 Cook Islands Games. The Emo’anga Peu Tupuna or the Traditional Sports events are set to return in the 2022 Games which will get underway this Friday.

Other Sports


Rarotonga runners impress

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Running, Sports

Seasoned Rarotonga-based runners gave international participants a good run for their money in the 45th Round Rarotonga Road Race on Saturday.

Running


Amazing Grace: Toroma wins Karaoke Idol competition

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

Grace Toroma is the new 2022 Karaoke Idol, wowing the audience and judges with her powerful voice on Saturday night taking out the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club organised competition.

Entertainment


Motorcyclist receives multiple injuries in early morning crash

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

A female motorcyclist suffered injuries to her face, legs and arms following a crash in Rarotonga on Monday morning.

Local


Superfund partners with Smartshares to ‘accelerate global investment portfolio implementation’

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Business, National

Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund (CINSF) will implement its global investment portfolio of NZ$200 million using funds offered through NZX subsidiary Smartshares.

Business


Drowning incident referred to coroner

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National

The medical report for a 58-year old male tourist who is believed to have drowned at Fruits of Rarotonga has been referred to the coroner, says a Cook Islands Police spokesperson.

National


Cannabis ‘captain’ found guilty

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Court, National

The alleged leader of a cannabis operation is found guilty of drug related charges by a 10-person jury who deliberated for only an hour.

Court


Atiu petitions struck out, United Party ‘looking to appeal’ decision

Tuesday 27 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National, Politics

Petitions alleging that two political candidates in Atiu were guilty of treating during the 2022 general election campaign have been struck out by Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams.

Court


Games preparation in ‘final stage’

Monday 26 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports

Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) is in its ‘final stage’ of preparation for the 2022 Cook Islands Games.

Sports


Rarotonga football competition intensifies

Monday 26 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga football side continued its unbeaten run in the premier men’s competition beating Matavera 3-0 on Friday.

Football


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