Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott is the former editor of several community newspapers in New Zealand. He is now editor of the daily Cook Islands News, a position he has held previously. A former travel writer and features editor, he has operated an advertising and public relations company as well as a small publishing venture. Before moving back to the Cook Islands he worked as a freelance writer and relieving community newspapers editor for the Bay of Plenty Times in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

The Price Tribunal has farewelled two long-serving members.

Family grieves passing of Ivirua MP

Monday November 19, 2018

Ivirua, Mangaia Member of Parliament and local businessman Anthony Touariki Armstrong passed away last Thursday.

Five drink drivers land in court

Monday November 19, 2018

The “don’t drink and drive” message is simply still not getting through, says police spokesperson Trevor Pitt.

Police are investigating the case of an abandoned new-born-baby, allegedly found “in a field” in Turangi on Saturday morning. 

Cruise ship docks in our harbour

Friday November 16, 2018

The comparatively unusual sight of a cruise ship docked at the Port of Avatiu drew a steady stream of spectators to the wharf yesterday morning.

Armistice Day a very special one

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The Cook Islands celebrated a hugely significant historical event on Sunday, when a commemoration at the Cenotaph marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War One.

At a public consultation in Titikaveka last week, there was backlash to government’s plan to issue foreign companies five-year licences to explore the Cook Islands’ seabed.

Cruise ship cancels island visit

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The captain of the visiting cruise ship Maasdam decided to cancel plans to bring passengers ashore by tender after becoming concerned about northerly sea swells off Avatiu early in the morning.

Public consultations regarding government’s plan to open tenders for the exploration of the Cook Islands’ seafloor have ended on Rarotonga.

Cruise ship death revealed

Tuesday November 13, 2018

A 70-year-old woman passenger on the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam died off the Port of Avatiu last Wednesday afternoon while transferring from a tender boat on to the ship. 

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