Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Whimper, not a roar, from Lyon

Saturday October 12, 2019

Cook Islands businessman Stephen Lyon’s tilt at a seat in the New Zealand Parliament looks to be over even before it began.

Four people have died as a result of road crashes this year, police say. They were all riding motorbikes – and none was wearing a helmet.

When more than 60 passengers were left stranded by budget airline Jetstar, good-hearted locals came to their aid.

Tax cuts on horizon after $55m surplus

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Finance minister promises income tax review – but also answers call for spending on health, education and infrastructure.

The manufacture of the 3600km Avaroa Cable has been completed and engineers will begin laying it later this year – but authorities are still awaiting Rarotonga landowners’ agreement to bring it ashore at Rutaki.

Te-Hani Brown is enjoying an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to talk about what it means to be a young MP – even though she was forced to quit Parliament.

Churches feed the 500

Thursday October 10, 2019

Ministers and delegates attending the Cook Islands Christian Church General Assembly will converge in Atiu this week.

PM demands Jetstar answers

Thursday October 10, 2019

After an exhausted tourist confronted Henry Puna and poured out her heart to him, he has ordered Cook Islands Tourism to look into the budget airline’s treatment of travellers. 

Tourists say ‘fantastic’ Cook Islands tourism experience tempered only by budget airline’s failures.

Land-owners yesterday offered the lease of a new block of land, in a proposed swap for the Avana Point block whose proposed development has angered thousands of people.

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