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Chinese teacher shares Spring Festival cheer in Rarotonga

Monday 12 February 2024 | Written by Candice Luke | Published in Culture, National

Saturday, February 10, marked the beginning of the most significant date on the Chinese Calendar: Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.

Culture


Legacy waste project comes with $700,000 price tag

Monday 12 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Environment, National

A two-year project to clean up legacy waste across Rarotonga has cost taxpayers more than $700,000.

Environment


New trucks tackle sludge, improve water supply

Monday 12 February 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Local, National

Two vacuum trucks, donated to To Tatou Vai (TTV) by the Government of Japan, will assist with the management of the water network on Rarotonga.

Local


Lagoon resort causeway still under investigation

Monday 12 February 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Environment, National, Outer Islands

National Environment Service staffers appear to be taking their time in delivering an assessment on a temporary causeway at the redevelopment of upmarket Lagoon Private Island Resort on Aitutaki.

Environment


Letter: The Constitution and marijuana

Thursday 8 February 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in

The Constitution forms the basis of law within the Cook Islands and defines the principles of which the government, including the justice system must operate.


Airport’s longest-serving employee reflects on 45 years of service

Saturday 27 January 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Memory Lane, Weekend

Amidst the bustling hub of aviation activity at the gateway to the Cook Islands, Rarotonga Airport, stands Rescue Fire Services’ dedicated manager, George Nicholls, who has committed nearly 45 years of solid-service to the community. Melina Etches reports.

Features


Kata: CISNOC

Thursday 25 January 2024 | Written by webmaster | Published in


Immigration policy changes on hold awaiting PM approval, says MFAI

Tuesday 23 January 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Economy, National

The proposed immigration policy changes considered by the National Labour Advisory Board (NLAB) in September last year are sitting with Prime Minister Mark Brown for his approval, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI).

Economy


Avatiu FC first Cook Islands team in OFC Women’s Champions League

Wednesday 17 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

History will be made as the Avatiu women’s football side heads to the OFC Women’s Champions League in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from March 10-23, 2024, after securing their fate with a first-ever Rarotonga Round Cup win.

Football


People are not cooperating: To Tatou Vai

Wednesday 17 January 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, Health, Local, National

Water levels in the Rarotonga catchments have quickly fallen again as the island hopes for more rain.

Environment


Chutney and coins vanish from café

Wednesday 17 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, Crime, National

On Sunday night, the Sea Monster Café, located near Avatiu harbour, had a break-in, leaving owner Komera Dean questioning what the alleged culprit expected to find in a small business.

Business


Letters: Visa extension fees

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

My wife and I are also world travellers from cold, cold Canada. With the exception of the Covid-19 years, we have faithfully returned to the Cooks year after year once we discovered its charm.

Letters to the Editor


Letters: Questioning our governance

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Constitution Amendment (No 30) BIll, which proposes to expand the Cabinet from six to eight ministers. This bill also seeks to remove the provision that allows for the appointment of Ministers from outside the ranks of elected Members of Parliament.

Letters to the Editor


Cook Islands' beach football talent on display

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Football, Sports

The Cook Islands Beach Games 2024 sizzled with excitement on Saturday, as teams clashed on the sandy courts in a vibrant display of beach football.

Football


Ruta Mave: What’s in a flag?

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

The first official interview for Prime Minister Mark Brown was a nine-year-old interviewer who asked “What’s your favourite country apart from the Cook Islands, and are you thinking of changing our flag?”

Opinion


Research team discovers multiple burial sites

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Features, Weekend

Cook Islands WWI NZEF ANZAC Soldiers Research Project team believes their research has led them to between 370 and 410 Cook Islands returned soldiers who are buried throughout the nation.

Features


Chamber of Commerce calls for widespread CCTV coverage

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, National

Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce says, given the number of businesses being targeted by criminals in the past 12 months, street cameras are something that must be considered.

Business


Pero parks his ideas of a North American connection for Cook Islands

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Travel

Businessman Mike Pero has parked his proposal for a North American connection with the Cook Islands.

National


Lewis tipped to be new Education Secretary

Monday 15 January 2024 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Education, National

A new Secretary for Education is set to be appointed this week, with National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) secretary-general Owen Lewis tipped to land the job.

Education


Letter: Quit relying on tourism

Tuesday 9 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, While the people of the Cook Islands witnessed firsthand the devastation that the Covid-19 pandemic had on the economy, the business sector of our nation and the community alike told Prime Minister Mark Brown to get moving on plans to diversify the economy and quit just relying on tourism to drive growth.

Letters to the Editor


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