Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:57:19 GMT

Cook Islands

@CookIslands Tourism have signed up to support the biggest international event on the sporting calendar, the 2019… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A teenager was revived after not breathing for about 15 minutes following a motorbike accident on Saturday morning.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cooks doctor: ‘If MPs can fly business class, why can’t they pay for doctors?’ cookislandsnews.com/national/healt…

Emergency med-evac flight from Mangaia highlights doctor crisis cookislandsnews.com/national/outer…

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Check out the Top 7 must explore beaches in #Aitutaki and #Rarotonga ❤️🌴 New Blog is up! cookislands.travel/blog/7-best-be… pic.twitter.com/dlJnFMxe03

Guests told they’re ‘dirty’, ‘drunk’, ‘liars’, and their child will be ‘punched in face’ cookislandsnews.com/national/item/…

Seventy-eight (78) dengue cases have been reported since the outbreak in January this year. Ministry of Health says… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Argh! Just another day in a little paradise 🌴 twitter.com/ReadySetHolida…

Cooks’ ‘seasoned guru’ leads climate talks @ Pacific Islands Forum meet. Reports Anneka Brown @maraetefano Pacific… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The escalating tiff between a Rarotonga couple & New Zealanders who rented their elegant holiday home has made inte… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Andrew Iroa has been appointed the new Cook Islands Sevens coach. Fijian-born Iroa, the former national Sevens and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

CI News Anneka Brown is reporting from the 50th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. twitter.com/ForumSEC/statu…

A Rarotonga couple who rent out their beautiful waterside beach house are feeling bruised by criticism in an online… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

CI News August 9 front page.Back to the Ballot BOX as Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams has dismissed a petition, fil… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Sir Tom Marsters has been reappointed for a 3rd term as Queen’s Rep for the Cook Islands. PM Henry Puna said the na… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The new Nukutere College classroom block is innovative, furnished with fire alarms, tiled floors, modern sturdy cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A household in Rarotonga could pay from $33 to $71 a month in water bills. The body overseeing Rarotonga’s multi-mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The variety of shows at Te Maeva Nui International night was appreciated by the large crowd that turned out in supp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A company alleged to owe Cook Islanders a “substantial amount” of money is facing multiple charges in an Auckland c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

An unexpected explosion in data demand has encouraged Bluesky Cook Islands to increase its satellite capacity, and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The female dancer of the Pukapuka/Nassau group who fainted on Monday night after the group’s performance has recove… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Te Maeva Nui cultural performances kicked off last night with Aitutaki Enua (pictured) starting the show with a pe’… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Police have arrested two men on drugs charges, as the community turns up the heat on the drug trade.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Happy 70th birthday Prime Minister Henry Puna. Puna celebrates his birthday today in true Cooks style, enjoying it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Te Maeva Nui annual float day drew a large expectant crowd that patiently waited for the start of the annual float… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Police are investigating an allegation that MP Albert Nicholas had a .22 rifle sawn off for him.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islanders have joined hundreds of other protestors at Ihumatao in Auckland, New Zealand, who have occupied the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The PSC has ignored its own guidelines by paying five top government officials outside their salary bands – with on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Health experts have stepped up with forthright warnings about the need for a disinfection tool to combat the danger… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The national superannuation fund is preparing to help its members with the costs of housing and critical illness. B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands’ first-ever director of national security will take responsibility for high-level security and intelli… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Government says independent tests confirm the island’s water supply has high levels of potentially harmful bacteria… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

An injured Ashleigh Iro was greeted by a family member as she was wheeled out of the Rarotonga International Airpor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Te-Hani Brown is still being paid the salary of a MP – and even pocketing the 45 per cent pay rise – even though sh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The South African High Commissioner to New Zealand Vuyiswa Tulelo brought tears to the eyes of women who listened t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A landowner has applied for a court injunction to stop the chlorination of water intakes by applying to the High Co… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A Maritime Cook Islands surveyor is in Scotland to check the condition of a Cooks-flagged cargo ship Alexander Tvar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Australia’s foreign affairs minister Marise Payne’s on her first official visit, intended to strengthen bilateral c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Financial Intelligence Unit, Crown Law Office, and the Cook Islands Police Service helped US investigation into… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

What's in a name? I applaud the option to change Kuki Airani, there never is a right time, why not now? Let’s focus… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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GOLD: Alex Beddoes has done it again, winning gold in the men's 1500m. #teamcookislands #samoa2019 pic.twitter.com/dKeMGoc4PW

Kuki patients referred for medical care in NZ often get lost in the system. Secretary for Health Dr Josephine Herma… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Climate Change Cook Islands says Penrhyn/Tongareva is the populated island under most immediate threat from global… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Changing the name of “Kuki Airani” to a traditional tupuna Maori name is back on the agenda of the Ui Ariki this we… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Ui Ariki will initiate the name change to replace “Kuki Airani”, and recommend it to relevant authorities inclu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Local photographer Melanie Cooper, cut free a bull whose owner had left it tangled up in a rope on her property for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It was a wet and windy Saturday in Mulifanua, on Upolu’s west coast. The V6 women’s marathon team had just claimed… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Aitutaki, home to the world's most beautiful lagoon and those picture perfect screensavers 📲😍 How would you best de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Government is ready to spend $500,000 a year on 100 tonnes of chlorination chemicals. The public has been kept in t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Principal Immigration Officer Kairangi Samuela confirmed that Immigration had last month stopped six known members… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Minister for Health and Agriculture Rose Brown is acting prime minister while PM Henry Puna and his deputy Mark Bro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Radio Cook Islands has criticised the decision to demolish the 107-metre Matavera AM radio mast, leaving the outer… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Fresh flowers strewn across the beach of Aitutaki’s exquisite One Foot Island; reached by vaka over a crystal clear… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Four Cook Islands swimmers – all medal contenders, have been banned from competing in the Pacific Games. Papua New… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Cook Islands men's triples team on the podium with their silver medals🥈. #teamcookislands #samoa2019 pic.twitter.com/VAZ9hFRjmB

To help raise awareness of a free breast screening programme that started yesterday, Jaewynn McKay invited Cook Isl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

DAY two of the Pacific Games was yet another successful one for Team Cook Islands. Records were broken and medals w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Swimmer Wesley Roberts has beaten yet another national swimming record. 2019Pacific Games#Samoa.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Kiwi prime minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Rarotonga yesterday for a holiday with fiancé Clarke Gayford and thei… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Ariki have had a significant role to play in our communities, and our history. Be it land, war, peace, the acceptan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Amid growing public concern that the consultation was a sham, deputy prime minister Mark Brown explained that water… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Despite a public consultation process on water chlorination in the Cook Islands, critics say: 'It was all a sham'.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Island MP for Christchurch-East Poto Williams was sworn in at Government House in Wellington yesterday as the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A powerful chant was recited by national sportsman Romani Katoa to show respect for traditional leaders who welcome… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Catriona Rowntree from Getaway is back on the Cook Islands cruising around Rarotonga in a Mini Cooper covering all… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Prime Minister and three senior ministers are driving new electric cars at a cost of $240,000 to the public. Ea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Veteran netball player Luciana Nicholas has been named the flagbearer of Team Cook Islands to the Pacific Games whi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), an international ship registry, has appointed Angelos Chatzigeorgiou to succeed Glenn… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New $500,000 study into helping Cook Islanders and Niueans mentally and emotionally harmed by fleeing island homes.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

People living in the Turangi area have raised concerns after diggers flattened the site on the boundary of Matavera… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands Pukapuka Island Administration executive officer Pio Ravarua said they were aware of the reports of dr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Munokoa Poto Williams a NZ-born Cook Islander with connections to Manihiki, will be sworn in next week as minister… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

There will be far more seats in the public gallery, opening the MPs up to scrutiny from curious locals. There will… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Special one off Rocketman screening @the Empire Cinema tonight. After an international outcry, it has been given a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Seven longline vessels have transferred 850 tonnes of albacore tuna on to the big Chinese freezer ship that has cau… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands police have been accused of failing to intervene to help a man being beaten up outside a popular night… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

There aren’t enough flu vaccine doses in the country for the sick, elderly and vulnerable – but there were enough t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The visiting fishermen on board Te Manga skippered by George Koteka were all stoked to take part reeling in the fis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

NEARLY 1200 recalcitrant taxpayers have applied to have old taxes and penalties written off – in return for agreein… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

cookislandsnews.com/national/crime… -Dog owners on the south of Rarotonga are being warned to keep their pets safe amid reports… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands’ declaration of two million square kilometres of ocean as “sacred” captured the imagination of delegat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Roberta Rangiteavae’s prayers have been answered. The mama who lost her bag during a trip to the Bahamas earlier th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

After an international outcry at the Cook Islands’ proposal to ban the acclaimed movie Rocketman, Internal Affairs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Island taxpayers will pay an extra $700,000 a year to meet MPs’ massive salary increase. The unpopular 45 per… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

James Talbot has walked the length of New Zealand to raise funds for the Creative Centre. Only now has his family r… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Traditional leaders worry Cook Islands are heading back to the old practice. Koutu Nui president Terea Mataiapo Pau… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands News has tracked down the owner of Noumea-registered yacht El Nido – and discovered an extraordinary s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands speaker Niki Rattle says Parliamentary rule changes will allow for more sitting days. And that's backe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

There is fast- growing concern about Cook Islands move to ban the movie Rocketman on moral grounds. A prominent law… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It’s been screening for a week in Rarotonga, it’s the talk of the town – but now the movie of the life of superstar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Husband and wife describe ordeal at hands of alleged resort intruder. cookislandsnews.com/national/crime… pic.twitter.com/tCceGidvbv

Ousted MP to return as fisheries minister, provoking political attacks. The government appointment of a “seventh mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Australian couple blame resort’s lack of security fences and cameras for alleged sexual assault.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Congratulations to James Talbot for completing the 3200km walk in NZ. Talbot is raising funds for the Creative Cen… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Opposition Demo leader Tina Browne has sought details of the occupants of all government housing. DPM Mark Brown re… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Yeah - it's not just a steady march for mobile now. twitter.com/laurenkapraun/…

Puna case: ‘I had 6500 photos on my phone’...US Customs most likely offended by photos of ‘Cook Islands dancing lad… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

9yo Ngatupuna Raela eagerly boarded the plane home to Aitutaki today. Later her family spoke with @CINewsOnline as… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Nine-year-old Aitutaki girl Ngatupuna Raela is home with her family. After two weeks in a US detention facility, th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Single-use plastics harm the economy, human health and the environment. Cook Islands Parliament is to ban single us… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The world will stop and pray for the Cook Islands on the World Day of Prayer. So tell us: What divine guidance do o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Have your pray! Cook Islands have been selected to host the World Day of Prayer; the world will stop to pray for th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Little Puna’s homecoming: Aitutaki girl Ngatupuna Raela has been released from US custody and is being flown home t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Government can no longer rely on private sector shipping –says Cook Islands DPM Mark Brown Government will spend $2… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Nancy Kareroa Yorke has confronted P addiction at its worst. cookislandsnews.com/national/crime… - CI News 'Meth Menace" campai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Local companies in the Cook Islands can now bid for projects funded by China, in what the government says is a worl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Businessman Ewan Smith received one of the highest New Zealand honours after becoming a companion of the New Zealan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Do we need to disinfect our drinking water? Several reports have highlighted the need to improve the quality of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Two cases of influenza A which has caused deaths in Australia and New Zealand have been reported in the Cook Island… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working closely with both New Zealand and the United States government officials… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Nicholas eyes legal opinion on football ban cookislandsnews.com/sport/soccer/i… Former Oceania Football secretary general Tai N… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Puna Raela, a nine-year-old girl from Aitutaki, was detained at Los Angeles International Airport last week by Unit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

$8.5m in Budget for roads: Road works are set to receive its biggest allocation ever in the 2019/2020 Budget, which… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Former FIFA committee member and Oceania Football secretary general Tai Nicholas has been slapped with an eight-yea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

NZ’s police minister Stuart Nash has been approached by a Cook Islander in Auckland with some important information… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Google’s dominance of the browser market gives the company far-reaching control over how the web works—and who gets… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Local businesswoman Elena Tavioni led a small team of protesters at the Avarua wharf carpark yesterday to voice con… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

About a quarter of the aronga mapu (youth) in the Cook Islands experience sexual violence, indicates a study on sex… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Respondents to the 2019 CI News national political poll are against Members of Parliament (MPs) awarding themselves… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cabinet earlier this month tasked a multi-agency working group chaired by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Parliamentary commitments in New Zealand have led to shortening of the high level visiting delegation’s stay in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Opposition Democratic Party is disappointed with a change in the programme for this week’s New Zealand minister… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Ministry of Health continues to face a shortage of nurses in the Cook Islands, reveals new chief of nursing Mar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cooks win 'Best Island Pacific Rim' for 4th consecutive year! The award is voted by readers of the elite USA “Glob… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands youths are the most vulnerable to the emerging methamphetamine (meth) problem in the country, accordin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A footballer is suing the Football Association for $1 million, claiming he was unfairly sacked from the national te… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Tackling epidemic of meth in Cooks. The use of meth and other hard drugs is on the increase in the Cook Islands and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Telecom policy promises affordability: Cook Islanders are being promised affordable and quality telecommunications… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Battle over consulate future: cookislandsnews.com/national/polit… The Opposition Democratic Partys MP Tama Tuavera has questio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands high commissioner has been travelling New Zealand meeting Cook Islands students and challenging them t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Prevalent abuse a ‘secret shame’ : A mother allowed an older man to sleep with her daughter – in exchange for buyin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The family of shooting victim Mary Dean has made a claim of more than $2.5 million from the Cook Islands government… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cooks easy prey for drug lords: There have been reports of hard drugs such as meth and cocaine being supplied and c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cyber-crims attack Cook Island firms: The computer networks of one of Rarotonga’s best-loved restaurant businesses… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The country’s water-safety boss is demanding a crackdown on tourism operators who send visitors out into the treach… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The ocean is a living entity that needs to be given legal status as such, according to “Green Nobel prize” winner J… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

In a bid to rescue the ailing oceans of the world – particularly our Pacific waters – the Asian Development Bank ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Conservationist Jacqueline Evans led a five-year grassroots campaign to protect Cook Islands’stunning marine biodiv… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecast a fairly major slowdown for the Cook Islands economy in next year or… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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A total of 40 dengue cases have now been confirmed in the Cook Islands. cookislandsnews.com/national/item/… pic.twitter.com/9bjzTlf1lr

Jacqui Evans, director of the Marae Moana Coordination Office, has won the world’s most prestigious award honouring… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands Corrective Services has confirmed that the food budget for Arorangi Prison is not enough to feed the 4… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…