The ability of sex offenders to disappear into communities has prompted the New Zealand government to begin legislating the setting up of a child sex offenders register.

Voyager embarks on fashion journey

Saturday April 02, 2016

A voyager by day and sewer by night.

One hundred and seventy six years ago – today in Rarotonga, yesterday in Aotearoa – the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in the Bay of Islands.

Island life the way it once was

Monday January 11, 2016

New Zealand residents John and Tuaine Bailey have plenty of reminders of how life used to be in the Cook Islands back in the late 1960s.

I came to Rarotonga in 1980 and over the next few years periodically saw a humpback or two.


Gerald McCormack of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust who wrote this three-part feature, says dedicated researchers in the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium, including Nan Hauser, have made a large contribution to the recent explosion of information about humpback whales. “Although science is always a “work in progress” this seems like a good time to review the situation,” he says.

An internationally-renowned documentary crew has finished 46 days of production in Rarotonga, Pukapuka, Aotearoa, and Hawaii.


This week CI News features a 50 Tamariki Kuki Airani profile on Cook Islands singer and recording artist Tangee (Tangi Kokaua).

This week CI News features a 50 Tamariki Kuki Airani profile on Cook Islands scientist Teina Rongo. The 50 Tamariki series was started on Facebook last year by Cook Islands journalist Florence Syme-Buchanan. It profiles ordinary Cook Islanders doing extraordinary things.

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