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Cooks doctor awarded rural health medal

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features

A Cook Islands doctor and Otago postgraduate student has been awarded the Dr Amjad Hamid Medal at the 2022 National Rural Health Conference held in Christchurch this month.

Features


School celebrates athletics success

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Apii Takitumu students are chuffed to have won the Junior Overall Champion Trophy at the annual Prince of Wales Primary School athletics sports event this week.

Local


Sonny Williams shares deep passion for language

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Features

Sonny Williams is passionate about Cook Islands Māori, and wants others to immerse themselves in the language. He talks to Cook Islands News journalist Matthew Littlewood about his role as a translator and what he wants to see happen with the language.

Features


Tribute to the protector of Peu Maori

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The late Mauri Toa believed in the strength of the three pillars of the nation – the Government, the Church and Traditional leaders – and how they interacted with each other and affected the lives of the people.

Local


Tauira’s dance of faith

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Like the rest of the world, when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the Cook Islands came to a standstill. To capture the resilience of the nation in the face of such adversity, the Ministry of Finance and Economic management (MFEM) commissioned a song as part of this year’s annual budget themed ‘Keep the Faith’. The official video for the song was released this week.

Local


A natural enemy for the invasive African tulip tree

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Native to South Africa’s tropical rainforests, one of the world’s worst invasive plants is under attack by flea beetles in Rarotonga, writes Te Ipukarea Society.

Opinion


Community rallies with fundraising effort

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Local, National

The community is rallying round a family who lost almost everything in a housefire.

Local


Party hires NZ barrister for petition cases

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National, Politics

The Cook Islands United Party has bolstered their legal team in their challenge over the election results in the Pa Enua.

Court


Businesses support Clean up the Cooks campaign

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service (NES) held its Clean Up The Cooks event on Friday. Volunteers were allocated places to collect waste by NES, which also provided bags.

Environment


Bread prices up

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The cost of living continues to soar with bread prices increasing by an average of a dollar and the price of fuel also set for another increase.

Economy


Kata: NZ barrister

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


LETTERS: Rising cost of living

Saturday 17 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, More reason to move back to New Zealand or Australia … with minimal wage, sky rocket interest rates at the bank, petrol diesel costs are high and food in general is of high cost, then by all means I’ll be more than happy to be an agent to recruit to support our locals […]

Letters to the Editor


Kata: Surcharges on power

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Tennis youngsters in finals

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports, Tennis

The Cook Islands development team recorded excellent results at the Pacific Oceania Junior Tennis Championships being held in Lautoka, Fiji.

Sports


Cooks finish third in T20 Qualifier

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Cricket, Sports

Cook Islands cricket is expecting an improvement in their rankings after finishing third in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia-Pacific Qualifier in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Cricket


May she rest in peace

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Since last week, we have been coming to terms with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. For most of us, given she reigned for 70 years from 1952, she is the only monarch we have known. However, some of us may also have known the previous king, George the Sixth who became king in 1936, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

Church Talk


LETTERS: Only in the Cook Islands

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,   Before New Zealand could declare a public holiday to mark the passing of the Queen, I believe the matter had to be passed in parliament.   In Cook Islands, to declare a public holiday to do the same, the Prime Minister only had to make a statement from South Korea.   We […]

Letters to the Editor


SBMA prepares inspectors for exploration expeditions

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority’s (SBMA) held a sea survival training course this week to prepare their inspectors before sending them on exploration vessels as part of its monitoring and compliance programme.

Local


Water quality survey raises concern over stream health

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Environment, National

A report into Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s water quality shows good results for lagoons, but some concern for streams.

Environment


Breach leads to extension of community service sentence

Friday 16 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A man has had his community service sentence extended by seven months after breaching his probationary conditions for the second time.

Court


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