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Ketch of the day

Friday July 19, 2019

Traffic ground to a halt throughout Avarua yesterday, as a 16-metre Formosa ketch made its way slowly through town.

Banking on the community

Wednesday July 17, 2019

The town centre now has clean bright barbeque tables for people to use, courtesy of Bank South Pacific (BSP).

The difference could barely be more stark: from the tropical atolls of the Cook Islands, to the Great Lakes on the border of Canada and the US, that ice over in winter.

The two-masted Marconi rigged schooner Argo has stopped by in Rarotonga with 17 students from the US and a crew of seven.

Because Rarotonga is reliant on visiting volunteer vets, sometimes there is nobody on the island qualified to help sick and injured animal. That’s why Te Are Manu is appealing for public help.

Deaths and injuries: ‘It’s not a matter of if, but when.’

Infrastructure agency provided staff with extra safety equipment and danger money, but not specialist supervision.

Far, far from the excitement of the Pacific Games, another Cook Islands team has won unexpected glory.

New Kiwis ‘honoured’

Monday July 08, 2019

After 17 years of living in the Cook Islands, Halatoa Fua has taken the oath of allegiance to New Zealand alongside a handful of others to receive his citizenship this month.

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