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Going the distance

Friday September 13, 2019

After blood, sweat and 3200 kilometres of hard slog, it’s finally over. James Talbot yesterday handed a $26,700 cheque to the Creative Centre.

After years in which government has promised an animal welfare law to protect dogs, cats and livestock from neglect and mistreatment, the plans have been shelved.

Cock-a-doodle don’t!

Wednesday September 11, 2019

A French court has ruled in favour of a cockerel owner after their bird’s early morning crowing provoked a noise pollution complaint from neighbours.

The Business Professional Women’s Association launched the 2019 Jane Barclay Emerging Entrepreneur Awards last night with a tribute to the woman who inspired them.

Flower power at the market

Tuesday September 10, 2019

The head garland – ‘ei katu or ‘ei upoko – along with the neck garlands – ‘ei kaki or ‘ei karaponga – are the Cook Islands’ most colourful icons. They are also one of the first examples of Cook Islands culture tourists experience on arrival.

Five “excited” women of the Girl Guides Association have showcased Cook Islands pearls, ‘ei and other treasures at the 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference and the Young Women’s Event in Taipei.

Rarotonga’s Jehovah’s Witnesses following swelled from 300 to 1700 at the weekend as brothers and sisters from all over the world gathered for a regional convention in Avarua.

Newspaper a first draft of history

Monday September 09, 2019

Archivists’ work to scan and digitise Cook Islands News editions dating back to March 1957 has been made faster and easier with the Ministry of Culture’s new Scansnap SV600 technology.

Taking the high road

Monday September 09, 2019

Two mature coconut palms shading the road at Tupapa were the latest collateral damage in the widening of Rarotonga’s main thoroughfare.

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