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Radiothon for Gita appeal

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Cook Islands Red Cross is calling on people to support their radiothon for Cyclone Gita Appeal on Radio Cook Islands this Thursday.

The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) is gearing up for a positive year as it continues providing popular education courses to the Cook Islands.

Last Wednesday at the New Hope Hall, WATSAN director Jaime Short educated Cook Islands youths about the dangers of poor waste management and land degradation, and what they can do to prevent it.

A delegation from the Cook Islands travelled to Fiji to take part in the 2018 South Pacific International Arbitration Conference held in Denarau last week.

Retirement homes mooted

Tuesday February 20, 2018

A working committee consisting of three ministries will create a proposal to Cabinet on the viability of retirement homes on Rarotonga.

Brown sways Chamber on tax amnesty

Tuesday February 20, 2018

It is hoped a special meeting of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce with finance minister Mark Brown last week will be the start of “more regular and open dialogue with the minister” says chamber president Stephen Lyon.

Ardern party confirmed

Tuesday February 20, 2018

The Jacinda Ardern-led Pacific Mission delegation to the Cook Islands and three other Pacific island countries will include Kiwi MPs, Pasifika community leaders, and NGO representatives.

Prime Minister Henry Puna told the Opposition not to bother about things “you can’t control” after question about the rumoured snap elections this May was raised in Parliament yesterday.

Royal meeting

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Cook Islands craftswoman Mama Tukua Turia had the once in a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange yesterday.

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