Past cyclone experiences have prompted the government to take some bold steps in reviewing and updating its institutional arrangements for disaster management.
Wishing each of girls the best of luck in their upcoming beauty pageants, Polynesian Rentals have donated $3,000 to Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith, Miss Cook Islands International Salis Tuaputa, and Miss Earth Cook Islands Mona Taio, who is already in the Philippines for her campaign.
Gaylene Preston, a New Zealand film maker who visited Rarotonga to premiere her movie My Year with Helen last night, made time to see a group of young aspiring film makers on Monday afternoon.
A story in CINews last week highlighting problems caused by an increase in youth offending has caught the attention of local and international media.
A year ago today, the country reeled in shock and disbelief when a 47-year old escaped male prisoner took a .22 rifle, murdered two people, then killed himself 16 hours later with the same gun.
With cyclone season fast approaching and experts predicting between 8 and 10 cyclones for the Pacific Region, the Cook Islands Red Cross Society is taking no chances and is getting disaster-prepared.