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LETTERS: Motorbike accident

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Kia Orana, A young Fijian man had a bike accident near the end of the airport runway at 3am. It is believed that stray dogs were involved. This is a call out to the Fijian community to rally around him while he’s convalescing at home. Waka comes from a small island that was decimated by […]

Letters to the Editor


Kata: $18K Missing

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by webmaster | Published in


‘If we win, it’s going to be huge!’

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

The Cook Islands national cricket squad departed for Auckland yesterday to join the other half of their team before going to the East Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Qualifying Tournament in Vanuatu.

Cricket


Pa Enua in youth athletics champs today

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

The BCI National Youth Athletics Championships is on today. - 19091019/ Picture: ATHLETICS COOK ISLANDS

Athletics


CHURCH TALK: How you can be the salt of the earth

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Last week I queued up with many others in our community to participate in a nation-wide health survey carried out by Te Marae Ora.

Church Talk

Cook Islands author gets $5000 research grant

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

Kuki Airani novelist Maria Samuela has been awarded a $5000 Research Grant out of four participants in New Zealand for her novel about young Cook Islands women migrating to New Zealand between the 1930s to 1950s.

Local


LETTERS: Lost tourists and duty of care

Friday 2 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Kia orana editor, There was a recent front-page story about tourists who became disoriented and lost their way while doing the cross-island trek. In response, the Police media spokesman seemed to think that prosecution of lost tourists to recover the costs of potential rescue efforts might be a way to deter such occurrences. In fact, […]

Letters to the Editor


$25k Onu gift helps our young ‘dolphins’ swim

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

Swimming enthusiasts will soon be decked out in professional looking dry fit apparel thanks to the kind sponsorship of Onu Sportwear.

Local


US$16m batteries store Sun’s energy, reduce oil need

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

Three newly commissioned battery systems on Rarotonga which cost US$16 million (approx. NZ$24m) will reduce the island’s dependence on oil-fuelled power generation and continue the shift to solar power.

Environment


Raising private sector climate ambitions

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

Members of the private sector met last week met to raise “ambitions” when it comes to climate resilience.

National


Former BCI teller acquitted in missing $18k trial

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

A former bank teller from the Atiu branch of the Bank of the Cook Islands has been acquitted of charges that she had taken $18,000 from a community housing fund.

Court


Papa Ezekiela celebrates 90th at Are Pa Metua

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

Ninety-year-old Rongo Ezekiela was thrown a surprise birthday party last week at the Are Pa Metua, hosted by the centre and his family.

Local


No jail for $34k USP theft

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

A young mother has been sentenced to six months’ community service and two years’ probation for stealing more than $34,000 from the University of the South Pacific’s campus account.

Court


Kata: Punanga Nui market toilets

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Kata, Opinion

Kata


Titikaveka and Tupapa start mid-week football fixtures

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

Today will be the first of the football season’s senior fixtures, where Titikaveka FC and Tupapa Maraerenga FC will be taking the first lot of mid-week games.

Football


Trained, blessed, and ready for take-off

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Cricket, Sports

The Cook Islands national men’s cricket squad departs today for Auckland, the first stop on the road to the East Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Qualifying Tournament in Vanuatu.

Cricket


Please keep power on for UV filters to work

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in

The venues hosting Rarotonga’s 18 community water stations need to ensure that the electricity to the ultraviolet (UV) filters is not turned off as they need power to safely disinfect water.


Jury in $18k trial deliberates late into the night

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National

A former bank teller from the Atiu branch of the Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI) charged with stealing more than $18,000 from a community house fund was last night awaiting the jury’s verdict.

Court


‘Owning the narrative’ of our treasured history in a tech world

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture, Local, National

Cook Islanders are being encouraged to contribute their knowledge and ‘own the narrative’ of their taonga stored in digital records.

Culture


Cooks welcomes second cruise ship this year

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Travel

The Cook Islands has welcomed the second cruise ship of the year when the Paul Gauguin arrived in Aitutaki on Tuesday from Huahine, French Polynesia.

National


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