Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:37:09 GMT

Cook Islands

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…

Over the years Helen Clark has looked at political representation of women in the Pacific, saying, “Actually the Co… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers — Coconet thecoconet.tv/know-your-root…

What a difference 10 years makes in the browser wars. March 2009 vs March 2019 #chrome #InternetExplorer #firefoxtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Aituaki sand bars... Serving up rest, relaxation and stress relief since forever 😌🏖️ Have you enjoyed our sand bars… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

‘Inspired’ Nicholas returns: With a reignited desire to help his community and people, Albert Nicholas took the oat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Just a heads up to all of our lovely followers that our website is currently down. We will hopefully be back up and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Prime Minister Henry Puna has jetted off to New Zealand to attend a National Remembrance Service today, to honour t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Iconic musician Jake Numanga also well known as Papa Jake, received the Golden Ukulele Award on Wednesday evening a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands women’s representation in Parliament is an encouraging sign of progress in the Pacific.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

#BREAKINGNEWS - COOK ISLANDS NEWS has announced the appointment of a new editor, as its online readership is hittin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Cook Islands police have rejected claims of a sexual abuse complaint made to them by a Fijian woman who was recentl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Cook Islands netball side collected a silver medal at the Pacific Nations Cup in New Zealand over the weekend.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A New Zealand arrest warrant has been issued by the Manukau District Court in Auckland for government Member of Par… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Artist Hori Miller has put a modern twist on cultural carving for an art exhibition today at the Islander Hotel.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New Zealand’s well-known transgender personality, @MaryHadStan and husband William Staniland, an executive with New… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

When facebook and instagram have a freak out... we head to the beach! #instagramdown #facebookdown >>… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Facebook and Instagram is down...meanwhile in the Cook Islands... #FacebookDown #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/we8tDiqaKw

The sporting fraternity has lost one of the most beloved and respected personalities. Mata “Kanny” Vaile, 65, pass… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Undefeated Titikaveka leads the premier division in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition on six points after thre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Arorangi Bears’ unbeaten run has come to an end after the side lost to Tupapa Panthers over the weekend.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Ten dengue cases have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and there are another five probable cases are yet to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The supporters backing the name change for the Cook Islands will face an uphill battle in achieving their landmark… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Five more people have come out in public claiming they have fallen victim to the wedding operations involving the N… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

More than 1000 wrecked or abandoned vehicles on Rarotonga are waiting to be scrapped. ://www.cookislandsnews.com/n… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas entered a plea of “not guilty” in the Manukau District Court this week, to the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Te-Hani Brown has quit the Democratic Party and will stand as an independent candidate for her current seat in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A Cook Islands traditional chair was presented to the In Flanders Fields Museum in Belgium in remembrance of Kiro L… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Students traveling to and from school must not take driving responsibilities lightly. cookislandsnews.com/national/crime…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Opposition Leader Tina Browne has slammed the government’s politicisation of taxpayer-funded infrastructure project… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Many of the recommendations made by the McDermott and Matapo report into the Cook Islands prison service will requi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Congratulations to those at Apii Arorangi who recieved awards at their end of year prizegiving ceremony!… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It is with a great sense of pride that the government of the Cook Islands has been able to gift the Cook Islands Vo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The next generation of Cook Islands athletes are in their final preparations for this week’s Oceania Athletics Cham… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether an interim stay on a by-election in the Rakahanga electora… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A story on the Stuff website claiming the Cook Islands “is said to be” on the brink of signing a deal allowing Chin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ALMOST the entire committee of the Cook Islands Nurses Association has been suspended, just days after organising a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Police and fire authorities are contending with the aftermath of another blaze following the partial ruin of a beac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It will be a clash of the titans affair today when top of the table (men’s) teams, Nikao and Matavera, go head to h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The final day of the 19 South Pacific Nurses Forum on Thursday featured presentations on the theme, “Transforming N… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Cook Islands celebrates food all year long, but yesterday the Punanga Nui marketplace hosted a special event to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Gallery owner and businessman Ben Bergman is a champion of modern Pacific art and is about to exhibit a new wave of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Defending champions Tupapa and Turangi suffered their first losses in the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition round… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The inaugural holiday programme to teach Rarotonga children the local culture and way of life through farming and o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A former government minister is warning the Cook Islands faces a similar situation to the 1996 economic crisis that… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Manatoa claimed the first Steinlager Sevens, held at The Swamp in Avatiu on Saturday. cookislandsnews.com/sport/rugby-un…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Sisters Jade and Lily Tierney have made the Cook Islands proud after stamping their mark in a canoe sprints event i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

“These Boots are made for walking and that’s what the Cook Islanders are going to do, and one of these days these b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Alcohol has been the prime cause of motor vehicle crashes on Rarotonga over the past six months with court appearan… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Prime minister Henry Puna and a government delegation took a $20,700 flight to Manihiki yesterday morning to attend… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Police are hunting for two men involved in the robbery of a tourist at Muri Beach. cookislandsnews.com/national/crime…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The final round before the knock-outs in this year’s Rising Stars Netball Tournament has seen this year’s biggest u… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Fire has destroyed the Cook Islands Noni Marketing juice processing plant at Titikaveka causing more than $1 millio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A little bit of Antarctica has blown into Rarotonga over the past few days, courtesy of New Zealand’s Otago Museum.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

While the gymnasts of the Cook Islands may not yet be competing on the world stage, Raukura Ellison is helping to g… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Two Global Volunteers are currently spending time in class with students from Tereora College.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Fire brigades on Rarotonga had a busy afternoon yesterday with callouts to two blazes in the Titikaveka area.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

People in the Cook Islands have big open hearts, says general secretary for the Atiu community on Rarotonga Nga Tea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Prime Minister Henry Puna told Parliament yesterday to mention rumours in connection with absent Member of Parliame… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Government took a swipe at the Opposition in Parliament yesterday on the water shortage issue that was raised by th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The latest round of the Rising Stars Netball Championship saw a familiar face take the court once again.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The new Infrastructure minister, Robert Tapaitau, has assured parliament that the government has plans in place to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) educator Wayne Marsters is pleased with the level of understanding shown by the loca… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Swift action from the Rescue Fire Services doused a bush fire, which fire fighters say could easily have become cat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Weeks after the last visiting Te Maeva Nui teams from the pa enua were farewelled from Rarotonga, a large amount of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

It is believed Cook Islands Police Service are still on the hunt for the prisoner who espcaped Arorangi prison yest… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

To close Literacy Week on Friday, the country’s best young writers were honoured at a special ceremony.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

To mark the end of Literacy Week, a number of schools in Rarotonga took the opportunity to dress up as their favour… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne’s Rakahanga petition has failed, giving final confirmation to the Cook Islands… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The search for Miss Cook Islands 2018 got down to business on Saturday night with the first evening of competition… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Five years on from her last trip to the Cook Islands, Barbara Bull has kept a promise. cookislandsnews.com/national/educa…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Cook Islands Football Association has announced well known football coach Kevin Fallon as the new coach for the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New Zealand’s Massey University has announced a new scholarship for Pacific Island students.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A mobile library is hoping to help to increase interest in reading among the local community.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Accreditation scheme plans to strengthen water safety standards for all m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

No-one is owning up to writing a press release, supposedly from the Democratic Party, which sets out options for us… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Merchant of Paradise chairman Fred Webb says MOP and the owner of land earmarked for a proposed new Rarotonga resor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The first athletes from the outer islands have arrived to compete in Friday’s Youth Athletics Championship.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Miss Cook Islands Association event Project Runway Tropicana was a huge hit with the audience at The Islander o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A large contingent of friends, family and netball supporters gathered at Rarotonga Airport yesterday morning to far… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Twelve-year-old Ray Charles Marsters will make history when he boards the plane to New Zealand next week to compete… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Proposed new immigration legislation and regulations aim to manage the travel, entry, stay and departure from the c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Head's up CI News readers. Currently our website is down and we are not quite sure when we will be up and running b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

One Foot looking wonderful! Does anyone know the Cook Islands Maori name for this stunning motu? Hint: It starts wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

We're giving away 6 nights on Muri Beach at Pacific Resort Rarotonga PLUS NZ$1,500 to spend on-island PLUS a Day To… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Tupapa Panthers put in an improved performance on Saturday, but ultimately came up short against the table-topp… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

A new legal aid system is now available to women involved in domestic violence relating to children.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nine of the 24 public water stations in Rarotonga are contaminated and people are urged not to get their drinking w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Takuvaine Reds have ended the Tupapa Panthers’ unbeaten run after a strong performance in the opening match of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Buddy, the blonde island mix breed of “maybe a bit border collie, maybe a bit lab”, hit international headlines rec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The flu-like symptoms affecting a large number of Rarotonga residents at present do not constitute an epidemic, say… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…