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No invite for Cook Islands in Pacific nations meeting

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National

US President Joe Biden will host leaders of Pacific Island nations in Washington later this month but the Cook Islands didn’t get the invite.

National


Local surfer at spot x

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

A surf photographer from New Zealand has spent the last couple of months in Rarotonga and has taken the opportunity to snap some pictures of local surfers.

Local


Free classes: Taking small steps to improve food production

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Environment, Local, National

Free agriculture classes are returning that focus on permaculture, regenerative farming and sustainable living.

Environment


18 months’ probation for $5k justice ministry theft

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A young woman has been sentenced to 18 months’ probation and six months’ community service for stealing more than $5000 from the till during her time as a Ministry of Justice employee.

Court


Father’s Day christening for Isaia

Monday 5 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

Yesterday’s Father’s Day was extra special for the William and Heather families with the christening of baby Isaia Geoffrey Heather, who was born just over five weeks ago on July 27 in New Zealand.

Local


Kata: Do some work

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


33 months jail for $240,000 Police theft

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A former finance administrator of the Cook Islands Police service has been sentenced to 33 months’ (two years and nine months) imprisonment and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparations for an “unprecedented” defrauding of the police of $240,000 over a nearly four-year period.

Court


CJ slams private prosecution in jet charter challenge

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

Citizens Against Corruption’s private prosecution against Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown and former Prime Minister Henry Puna has been slammed by Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC.

Court


‘Reflect upon your drinking’, judge tells defendant

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A man who badly injured a fellow motorcyclist on Christmas Eve, 2021, has avoided a prison sentence.

Court


Ethical research: New safeguards to protect us

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National

The Cook Islands has established a new Research Ethics Committee to ensure the highest possible ethical standards are met, protecting those participating in research in the nation.

National


Aitutaki Liftoff aims to become South Pacific’s biggest fitness festival

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features

The Aitutaki Liftoff – the island’s biggest fitness festival – kicked off its all-inclusive event that promotes health and wellness for everyone, last weekend.

Features


Young athletes compete

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Athletics, Sports

Around 120 young people took to the stadium for the BCI National Youth Athletics Championships.

Athletics


Cook Islands U19 football squad heads for Tahiti today

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands football squad are eager to attend the OFC U19 Championship and will set off for Tahiti today. The competition starts on Wednesday September 7.

Football


Early morning training for tennis champs

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Sports, Tennis

Four junior Cook Islands tennis players – ranked in the top four of the East Pacific – will depart next week to compete in the Pacific Oceania Junior Championships in Lautoka, Fiji.

Sports


Matavera faces Nikao on home turf today

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Today the football mayhem starts as Matavera FC will be welcoming Nikao Sokattak FC to their home grounds for their first face off, while Puaikura FC host Avatiu FC to a severe lot of fixtures.

Football


House Blue’s winners and grinners

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National

The saying winners are grinners was evident at St Joseph’s primary school yesterday with the House Blue overall sports champions students full of smiles proudly holding their coveted trophy.

Local


Cooks first: Starlink keen to start satellite service here

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Technology

SpaceX, the California-based company launched by the world’s richest man Elon Musk, is understood to be looking to start the Pacific commercial rollout of its Starlink satellite internet service here.

National


A young Atiuan warrior’s 1972 migration to Rarotonga

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features

In October 1972 Tere Akava from Atiu said his final goodbyes to his grandparents as he left for Rarotonga, carrying only a small suitcase and a dream of becoming a motor mechanic.

Features


Beyond the physical value of sport

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National

Governments need to understand the value of sport because that will bring investment, resources, and the will to grow the sector says the secretary-general of the Cook Islands National Olympic Committee, Owen Lewis.

National


Schools can nurture being waste wise

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Schools not only play a significant role in education but also have a vital role in establishing sustainable cultures that are practiced within the wider community.

Opinion


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