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Virtues in Paradise: What are your intentions for 2024

Saturday 6 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

“Looking forward, looking back. I’ve come a long way down the track,” sings Australian country singer Slim Dusty. It’s a great song for the New Year, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


For the culture: How community carnivals are helping grow the game

Thursday 28 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in League, Sports

A chance to help young players better connect with their cultural identity inspired Cook Islands international Will Samuel to return from his maiden overseas campaign at the Pacific Championships with an empowered passion to represent his nation.

League


Beyond the tinsel: A time to remember the true gift

Saturday 23 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Editorials, Opinion

We live in a highly commercialised, materialistic world, even here in Paradise. What do our children think Christmas is all about when they attend Christmas in the Park, only to see Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty and Spider Man tossing candies and handing out gifts.

Editorials


‘Peace and love to all’: Santa prepares for tropical Christmas in the Cooks

Saturday 23 December 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Art, Entertainment, Features

Santa is busy preparing for a long night on December 24 and has a message for Cook Islands kids.

Art


Football braces for semifinal showdown

Saturday 9 December 2023 | Written by webmaster | Published in

Thrilling semifinals are set for the 2023 Championship at Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA and Takitumu School Grounds today.


A Cook Islander representing global university Pasifika distance learners

Thursday 7 December 2023 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Features

An Australia-based Cook Islander elected as a student representative for Pasifika distance learners at Massey University is working on forming a “Kuki Club” for students and alumni around the world.

Features


‘Oversold’ flight delays Team Cook Islands’ homecoming

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Pacific Games 2023, Sports

The remaining Team Cook Islands athletes and officials at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, were unable to board their scheduled flight on Sunday due to an “oversold” situation.

Pacific Games 2023


Rain or shine, netball heats up in paradise!

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Netball, Sports

The heavens have opened up and blessed Rarotonga with much needed rain but the netball action in the BSP Netball in Paradise is only heating up!

Netball


CIFA ousts Arere after court decision, 10-year ban upheld

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Football, Sports

Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) has officially dismissed its president, Tiraa Arere, after months of a leadership dispute that ended up in court.

Football


Climate change, overfishing: Pacific tuna faces ‘unprecedented challenges’

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National, Regional

The annual regional fisheries meeting to discuss and address crucial matters concerning tuna fisheries and the marine ecosystems they inhabit began yesterday with a traditional welcome and official opening ceremony at the National Auditorium.

Environment


Letter: Sheraton ‘land bank’

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The thing most clear about Tim Arnold’s explanation of the historical decisions about the Sheraton is it’s all about the money (‘Pa Ariki acted in good faith, Crown must follow suit’, Cook Islands News, November 18). He didn’t deny she (Pa Ariki) received payments; he is arguing she didn’t receive enough money.

Letters to the Editor


Letter: CISNOC transparency demanded

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Will CISNOC (Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee) show us where their policy allows the Secretary General to leave his post and work for someone somewhere else and more to the point when and who made the policy? (CISNOC head’s remote work arrangement questioned, Cook Islands News, December 2).

Letters to the Editor


Cook Islands and Samsung team up to spark innovation in youth

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Education, National, Technology

South Korean mobile phone manufacturing company Samsung aims to foster a culture of innovative thinking and problem-solving among Cook Islands youth through the launch of design thinking innovative Solve for Tomorrow challenge.

Education


Tupapa legacy waste collection dates released

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National

In an effort to rid the island of legacy waste, the ‘Titā ki te Titā kore’ collection project will continue this week in the district of Tupapa, starting tomorrow through to Friday.

Environment


‘It’s all down to the attitude’: Rarotonga motorists still not getting the message

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National

Police say motorists are missing the point in displaying attitudes that are ‘overly casual’, following another disappointing weekend on Rarotonga roads.

Crime


Jury trial thrown out following two days of delays

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Court, National

The jury trial of a man facing charges of threatening to kill and threatening to cause grievous bodily harm has been thrown out following two days of hold ups.

Court


Pacific tuna at stake: Global leaders gather for sustainable solution

Tuesday 5 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment, National, Regional

Cook Islands is hosting the 20th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC20), which oversees the world’s largest tuna fisheries, this week.

Environment


Rarotonga football season's knock-out rounds

Monday 4 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

The Rarotonga football season is nearing the finals matches, and the knock-out rounds have turned up the heat on the island's football fields.

Football


Ruta Mave: Be thankful while the countdown is on

Monday 4 December 2023 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Opinion

Finally, it is December and we can hear Christmas coming with all the jingles bells and whistles.

Opinion


Year 13 students tackle work experience

Monday 4 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Year 13 students from Tereora College, are participating in a five-day work experience programme across several divisions of the Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC).

Education


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