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Pa Enua schools turn trash into treasure in Sanitarium Creative Art Competition

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National, Outer Islands

Students in the Pa Enua demonstrated their artistic prowess by designing sculptures from recycled Sanitarium product packaging in the Sanitarium Creative Art Schools Competition, facilitated by the Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC).

Education


Netball calls for unity and community support to elevate the sport

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Cook Islands netball team finished fifth at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Pacific Games 2023


‘Our people should be proud of our athletes’: Team Cook Islands falls short of 25-medal target at Pacific Games

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Unique displays of Cook Islands cultural practices were showcased at the 2023 Pacific Games, which concluded with the closing ceremony in Honiara, Solomon Islands, last night.

Pacific Games 2023


TIS: Scientists raise alarm over radioactivity risks in polymetallic nodule mining

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Opinion

Is the radioactivity of polymetallic nodules an problem? The simple answer to that question is, we do not know. Yet.

Opinion


Apii Takitumu honours dedicated teachers and academic achievers

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from Titikaveka participated in the Apii Takitumu prize-giving event held on Thursday morning at the Revival Church in Matavera.

Education


Athletics expresses gratitude to hosts with stationery donation

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Athletics Cook Islands expressed their gratitude to their hosts at the 2023 Pacific Games, the St Nicholas College, by donating stationery supplies to the school in Honiara this week.

Pacific Games 2023


Fishermen, environment group seek solutions to dwindling fish stocks

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Joanne Holden | Published in Local, National

Dwindling fish numbers and the potential impact of deep sea mining on fish are among the issues in Cook Islands waters that fishermen and an environmental group want to see addressed at an upcoming meeting in Rarotonga between the Pacific’s fisheries ministries.

Local


CISNOC head’s remote work arrangement questioned

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in

The Cook Islands Sport and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) has this week admitted that its secretary-general, Owen Lewis, had been granted permission to undertake contract work overseas while receiving full pay, six months after stating he was on approved leave.


Vet waves goodbye to the Cooks

Monday 20 November 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Veterinarian Michael Baer has been a familiar face in the Cook Islands for the past couple of years. He chats to deputy editor Al Williams as he prepares for another chapter in his life.

Local


Aotearoa whanau reach out to draw strength from their Pacific heritage

Monday 20 November 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National

Aotearoa Marae on Rarotonga played host to a group who were here reconnecting with their heritage.

Local


Avatiu FC reign supreme in women’s football, claiming first-ever championship title

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports

In a rescheduled round 15 match between Avatiu FC and Matavera-Ngatangiia FC this Monday, the women’s teams faced off in a fight for the esteemed Islander Hotel Women's Championship title. The game, which was initially planned for Thursday, had to be brought forward due to the national women’s team leaving for Solomon Islands to participate in the Pacific Games.

Football


MMA mania hits Rarotonga: Ultimate Rage Fight Night promises thrilling encounters

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are in for a thrilling treat with the Cook Islands 682 Ultimate Rage Fight Night – an adrenaline-fueled display of combat sports – set to take place this Friday in Rarotonga.

Other Sports


Family appeals for help in locating missing teen

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Local, National

The family of a 15-year-old Arorangi boy who has been missing for a week is pleading for support from the community to bring him back home safely.

Local


Letters: Communication breakdown

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Is it too difficult for national federations/CISNOC (Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee) to name teams/managers/coaches/entertainers etc who are representing the country at this month’s Pacific Games in Solomon Islands?

Letters to the Editor


Pet Talk: ‘Big shoes to fill … but those shoes aren’t mine’

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Pet Talk

Mark Twain had the dubious pleasure of seeing his own obituary printed in the paper and over the last week I have had a similar feeling. While far from being an obituary, a Facebook post about me leaving has attracted heaps of comments, writes Dr Michael Baer, the outgoing Te Are Manu Vet Clinic medical director.

Opinion


Dedicated to their faith: Rasmussen and Jessie ordained as CICC Reverends

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features

Driven by their unwavering faith and a calling from God, Saungaki Rasmussen and James Jessie were ordained as Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) Reverends (Orometuas) earlier this month.

Features


Cook Islands League Nines teams scramble for alternative travel arrangements after cancelled flight

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in League, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

The Cook Islands rugby league Nines teams were left stranded in Auckland yesterday after their scheduled flight to Nadi, Fiji, was cancelled due to Tropical Cyclone Mal.

League


Police make eighth arrest in nightclub brawl case

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Court, National

Police have made another arrest in connection with last week’s brawl at a Rarotonga nightclub, as an online petition questioning the bail conditions of co-accused continues to gain traction.

Court


Climate change a major threat to children’s rights in Pacific region: UNCRC

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are returning to the Pacific Island Countries to take stock of their efforts to advance children’s rights.

National


Suwarrow guardians return to Rarotonga after six-month mission

Wednesday 15 November 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Outer Islands

After six months away to carry out necessary monitoring of sailing vessels to the Cook Islands Suwarrow National Park, veteran park ranger Harry Papa’i and assistant park ranger Maarateina Vakapora have safely returned home to Rarotonga on MV Lady Moana.

National


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