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Australia appoints acting High Commissioner

Monday 6 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

The decision to open our borders to Australia should be a decision of Cook Islands government, says the acting Australian High Commissioner to the Cook Islands.

Economy


People holding out for PR will have to wait

Monday 6 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

People hoping to get permanent residency will have to wait for early 2022 instead of the end of this month, says Prime Minister Mark Brown.

Economy


Fijians recruited as police struggle with resources

Saturday 4 December 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in

Police have recruited non-Cook Islanders for the first time as they struggle with resources.


Puaikura and Titikaveka face off in semi finals

Saturday 4 December 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in

After 15 weeks of consistent football games the teams today will be fighting for a spot at semis next week.


Promoting the importance of daily breakfast

Saturday 4 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

The students at Imanuela Akatemia enjoyed a special breakfast at school last week, compliments of CITC Avarua.

Education


Making local sports inclusive

Thursday 2 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in

The aim to make local sports inclusive took a giant stride yesterday with the first ever Ability Rippa Rugby Day programme at Ngatangiia field in Muri.


New cricket pitch for Amuri

Wednesday 1 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in

Since the closing of the Aitutaki Bicentennial celebrations work has quietly continued in the village of Amuri to complete the last of five remaining projects funded by donations from the Tokoroa Cook Islands community in New Zealand.


Kata: Media team

Tuesday 30 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in


Decision on seabed exploration licences to be finalised by Feb

Friday 26 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in

Prime Minister Mark Brown says he expects seabed minerals exploration licences to be approved or denied by February.


Record turnout expected for this years Te Kara Run

Thursday 25 November 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in

Autism Cook Islands’ biggest and most awaited event of the year, the renowned Te Kara Run will take place on Friday afternoon.


MP claims rash promises behind move to end Kiribati sanctuary

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in

An opposition MP in Kiribati says the government plans to open an internationally valuable marine sanctuary because it needs the revenue to pay for extravagant election promises.


Netballers set to jump for spotlight

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in

Rarotonga’s biggest netball event of the year is returning to the island and kicking off tomorrow. Netball Already in Paradise, a twist on the renowned Netball in Paradise event which usually welcomes overseas teams, will celebrate the local passion and skill for the round ball this year in the absence of overseas friends due to the global pandemic Covid-19.


Improved Empire Theatre to re-open Saturday

Wednesday 24 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in

The Empire Theatre will re-open its doors on Saturday with the completion of a new lobby.


Parliament to pass laws on nationality

Monday 15 November 2021 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in National, Politics

Parliament will sit again on Monday, November 22 and will first deal with who is defined as a Cook Islander.

National


‘Everyone’s getting on with their lives despite Covid-19’

Saturday 13 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features

Cook Islands tennis player and businessman, Brett Baudinet has been travelling the world since September and says the Cook Islands should have already opened its borders.

Features


Paintings celebrate Polynesian culture

Monday 1 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Apii Te Uki Ou held its annual art auction at The Islander Hotel to raise funds to support the school’s inclusive education model.

Local


Health ministry to consider vaccine for young children

Monday 1 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands would consider vaccinating children under the age of 12 if it was approved by New Zealand’s medicine safety authority, Medsafe, says a government spokesperson.

Health

Aftershocks of Covid-19 threaten to undo gains across Pacific says report

Monday 18 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Pacific Islands, Regional

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pacific Islands


PET TALK: What should you be looking for

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Dr. Ellen McBryde | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Just this week, we’ve had two cats brought into the vet clinic with blocked bladders. This is a serious emergency, almost always affecting male cats. Dr Ellen McBryde discusses what you should be looking out for, as well as steps you can take at home to help prevent this condition.

Opinion


Basketballers keep a bounce in their step

Thursday 16 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Basketball, Sports

More talent has been seen during week five of the Avaiki Basketball Tournament. It was jam packed on Wednesday last week with many exciting games played on the court.

Basketball


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