Pa Enua residents rejoice the return home

Wednesday 1 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in

Alert Level 2 has created noticeable changes on Rarotonga, including a spike in the use of CookSafe cards and hand sanitizers, plus the sudden vanishing of tourists and overseas friends. With the Covid-19 buzz, residents from the Pa Enua are clamouring to get back home to their peaceful and laid back island homes. But with flights being cut back and plans halted, many have faced some difficulties.

KATA: There's a new sport in town

Tuesday 10 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in

KATA July 16

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in

LETTERS: Requirements for inbound workers

Tuesday 13 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in

Letters for July 13, 2021

Epetoma No Te Reo Maori is Maori Language week

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

As the Cook Islands marks Maori Language Week, one government official has said that official use of the language is on the rise.


Tourist death attributed to cardiac arrest and drowning

Friday 2 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

A Kiwi tourist suffered a cardiac arrest and drowned in Rarotonga on Tuesday.


Progress, not perfection, for Plastic Free July

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Editorials, Opinion

Plastic Free July is just around the corner and honestly it could not come any sooner, writes Te Ipukarea Society.


Hope, faith and love unite Muri Night Market’s vendors

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Features, Go Local

The Muri Night Market has been revived this week following a long break. Those behind the operation say there is hope, faith and love as they look to the future.


A family of kayakers

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Features, Weekend

Cook Islands 2020 Sportswoman of the Year Jane Nicholas was back on Rarotonga this week for a brief break in a busy schedule before the upcoming Olympic Games. Al Williams caught up with Nicholas and her family.


100 demerit points and you’re walking

Tuesday 8 June 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

Cook Islands residents with stacked minor driving offences run the risk of losing their licence with police enforcing demerit points on old offences dating back to 2016.


Living the Good Samaritan’s legacy

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Most of the time, we are so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget about our duty of care for the less fortunate brethren, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa.

Church Talk

Old-growth trees cut down to make way for beautification project

Thursday 27 May 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

The Avarua CICC Church proceeded on Wednesday with cutting down six ironwood (toa) trees in preparation for what it described as a beautification project, which it expects will commence in two years.


Cable operator looking for new chief

Monday 24 May 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in National, Technology

With the Manatua Cable in operation, internet firm Avaroa Cable Ltd is looking for its next chief executive to steer the company through the next stages of its development.


Aitutaki expects slow, steady tourism restart

Friday 14 May 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Outer Islands

Aitutaki tourism operators are anticipating a slow and steady start as the Cook Islands opens up a travel bubble with New Zealand.


KATA: International Women's Day

Wednesday 12 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in

OPINION: Building upon the Henry Puna dynasty

Saturday 8 May 2021 | Written by Wilkie Rasmussen | Published in Opinion, Tropical Chronicles

There are examples of countries that when their leaders retired, they handed over the top job to their wives. Are we seeing this in the Cook Islands now? By Wilkie Rasmussen


CHURCH TALK: The power of the spoken word ‘to heal or destroy’

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in

Gossip has been around for centuries. Have modern men and women mastered gossip or is it still rampant in our families, the workplace, schools, churches, politics and clubs? By Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

Threatening to kill charge withdrawn

Monday 19 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in

In the High Court on Thursday the Police prosecution asked to withdraw a charge against Nigel Hoeflich of threatening to kill, based on a lack of evidence.

Woo Store robbery: Two plead guilty, bail for one

Saturday 17 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in

A Cook Islander deported from Australia involved in the Woo Store robbery was denied bail in High Court this week.

OPINION: Is there a plan to deal with Covid-19?

Thursday 15 April 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Kata, Opinion

There is a much greater risk than Covid-19 entering the Cook Islands if a travel bubble does not start soon, writes Dr John Dunn.


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