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Mining talk horrifies visitor

Wednesday November 21, 2018

A visitor who says he overheard two conversations last week between a group of Americans as to how they could best take advantage of seabed mining in the Cook Islands, says he was so disturbed by the conversations, he decided to go public with them.

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.

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. 

OPM wants Stuff story retracted

Monday November 12, 2018

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) media adviser Thomas Wynne has released details of a formal complaint submitted to Fairfax Media regarding an article published on New Zealand’s Stuff website.

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