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LETTERS: Power bill rise ‘inevitable’

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, It was inevitable (Rarotonga electricity prices to increase by $0.15 per unit, September 20). Anyone who looks at the charts of fuel pricing on the major world indexes (Brent and West Texas) can see they have increased dramatically over the last 6-7 months. This is not just a one of blip for a […]

Letters to the Editor


Reviving traditional vaka building

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National

Thirty years ago, vaka/canoes from across the Pacific and the islands of the Cook Islands sailed to Rarotonga for the 1992 Pacific Festival of Arts. These days the traditional art of building a canoe from tree logs is rarely seen, however, things are about to change.

Culture


Dates set for Titikaveka seat recount and hearing

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Politics

A recount of the Titikaveka seat will take place on September 28.

National


CJ reserves decision on bid to strike out petitions

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Politics

A lawyer representing the respondents to the Cook Islands United Party’s electoral petitions is asking for them to be struck out.

National


Losacker’s new book features locations from the Cook Islands

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Long-time Cook Islands medical practitioner Dr Wolfgang Losacker has added another book to his collection called “Cruising in the South Seas a lecturer reminisces”.

Local


Increased likelihood of flooding

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, National, Weather

People living in low-lying areas should brace themselves for the likelihood of flooding in the coming months, as the Cook Islands is due to experience another La Nina season.

Environment


More cases of hand, foot and mouth disease recorded

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

There are more cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) but it’s not yet an outbreak, says the director of Hospital Health Services, Doctor Yin Yin May.

Health


750 kilos of waste from clean-up day

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Clean Up the Cooks Day on Friday resulted in a waste haul of 750.8 kilograms – the majority being general waste and scrap metal.

Environment


Toka’s Cook Islands inspired garments a big hit

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, National

After a successful whirlwind trip to Paris and London for the Pacific Fashion Week shows, emerging designer Toka Toka is on his way home.

Culture


Iro wins top ocean prize

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, National

Ocean advocate and former rugby league star Kevin Iro has been named the recipient of the 2022 Seacology Prize for his commitment towards the world’s largest multi-use marine park, Marae Moana.

Environment


Raising the bar

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

An overwhelming number of 94 weightlifters have registered to participate in the upcoming Cook Islands Games which starts in two weeks.

Other Sports


New bread prices here to stay, Raro bakers say

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The new bread prices following an increase over the weekend is likely to stay despite the price being reviewed in six months’ time.

Economy


Kata: Medicinal cannabis

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


TMO ‘can import’ medicinal cannabis

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Health, National

Cook Islands Secretary of Health Bob Williams says there is no ‘urgency’ to push on with legislation legalising medicinal cannabis because there is already one type available to access from New Zealand.

Health


LETTERS: Accessing medicinal cannabis

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Listen to this, while we’re waiting on the Government to introduce a medical marijuana plan, we can now import our own personally prescribed medical marijuana by mail from New Zealand. Certain criteria must be met in order to do this, namely, your first step is to discuss medicinal cannabis with your doctor over […]

Letters to the Editor


Rarotonga electricity prices to increase by $0.15 per unit

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National

Te Aponga Uira (TAU) is introducing a flat surcharge of $0.15 per unit of electricity next month, blaming the rising costs of fuel due to the Russia-Ukraine war, and other supply chain issues.

Economy


The final farewell

Tuesday 20 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown was one of the many dignitaries who was invited to the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday morning.

National


Kata: To Tatou Vai

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Niukore given special exemption

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Marata Niukore has been given a special exemption to play for the Kiwis at next month’s Rugby League World Cup.

Rugby league

Tupapa leads after big win

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Tupapa Maraerenga premier men’s side has taken the lead in the 2022 Rarotonga football club competition after a convincing win over the weekend.

Football


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