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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


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


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