Shaun Bamber

Shaun Bamber

Airport eyes first ‘master plan’

Tuesday September 11, 2018

For the first time in its 44-year history, Rarotonga International Airport is looking to put together a master plan that will help guide the facility’s future development.

Week of chaos on Rarotonga roads

Monday September 10, 2018

A number of motor vehicle accidents on Rarotonga roads have kept the Cook Islands Police Service busy this past week, including one involving an unmarked police vehicle.

Water safety hot topic at Muri meeting

Saturday September 08, 2018

Water safety legislation, visitor risk and safety standards were topics of discussion raised at an urgent water safety meeting called by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation on Wednesday.

Rakahanga petition fails

Saturday September 08, 2018

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne’s Rakahanga petition has failed, giving final confirmation to the Cook Islands Party’s position in government.

Assaults lead to 17 charges

Friday September 07, 2018

Fourteen individuals faced 17 separate charges for violent offences at the courthouse yesterday, appearing in front of Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi.

Six months on, still no word on Ponia

Friday September 07, 2018

Despite two reported deadlines for the completion of the investigation into suspended Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) secretary Ben Ponia having already passed, it seems Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas is still unable to comment on Ponia’s current situation or his future as MMR secretary.

New BTIB board mostly women

Friday September 07, 2018

Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) minister George Maggie has appointed a diverse mix of people to the government agency’s new board of directors.

Murienua petition fails, Arioka named MP

Thursday September 06, 2018

The Murienua petition has been decided, with Cook Islands Party candidate Patrick Akaiti Arioka named the elected Member of Parliament for the electorate by the High Court of the Cook Islands.

Last subsidised voyage for Taio

Thursday September 06, 2018

The Taio Shipping vessel Lady Moana is on the last of the company’s five northern-island voyages scheduled for this year under the government-funded shipping subsidy.

After a story in CINews last week regarding the discovery of asbestos in the remains of the burned-out Raromart building, owner Don Carlaw wants to clarify just how little of the potentially deadly substance was actually found.

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