Shaun Bamber

Shaun Bamber

CI-born Kiwi looking to connect

Monday August 20, 2018

A New Zealand woman who was born in the Cook Islands almost 56 years ago left when she was two and recently returned for the first time to “make some memories”.

NZ disaster team visits

Saturday August 18, 2018

A disaster management team from New Zealand has spent the past week in Rarotonga training staff at the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) and meeting with some of their counterparts in the Cook Islands government.

Pukapuka freight costs ‘not on’

Saturday August 18, 2018

Pukapuka-Nassau MP Tingika Elikana says the high cost of freighting goods from Rarotonga to Pukapuka is “just not on” and he would like to look at the option of freighting goods from Samoa or Tokelau instead.

Male in court on 11 charges

Friday August 17, 2018

An individual facing 11 separate charges was one of 22 cases brought before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams at the courthouse yesterday.

An unveiling for two ariki

Thursday August 16, 2018

A special double unveiling took place for two Rongomatane Ariki in the Ngati Makea royal burial grounds at Taputapuatea on Tuesday afternoon.

Multi-vehicle smash in Tupapa

Thursday August 16, 2018

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in court today after the car he was driving struck three vehicles in a series of accidents in Tupapa on Tuesday morning.

The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa, which closed its doors last October, will soon be reopening according to whale researcher Nan Hauser.

It’s been 20 years in the making, but the Pukapukan translation of the Bible – the Puka Ya (phonetically pronounced Puka ‘Tha’) – is now almost complete.

Whale season off to slow start

Monday August 13, 2018

October, Rarotonga’s resident whale expert Nan Hauser says the mighty marine mammals should now “start to pour in, in greater numbers”.

Kids’ book for prison inmates

Monday August 13, 2018

New Zealand author Tommy “Kapai” Wilson has written a children’s book specifically for kids with parents in prison, and he wants to make sure every inmate in Arorangi Prison gets one.

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