Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

The fuel company at the centre of the diesel leak in Avatiu harbour is stalling investigations into the major spill.

Cable comes with vow to cut data costs

Wednesday January 08, 2020

Local internet providers are promising cheaper data plans once the submarine cable goes live.

Security officers were called in to “keep peace” amid fears landowners would take over the Youth with a Mission property, in a dispute over unpaid rents.

Sand, sun and lots of fun

Tuesday January 07, 2020

The inaugural Cook Islands Beach Games got off to a superb start with overwhelming entries in the four sports being played at the Beach Courts in Nikao this week.


Americans will pay from $10 to $58 per person to hear the Cook Islands Prime Minister speak in San Francisco tomorrow.

Bears claim Nines title

Monday January 06, 2020

The young and spirited Arorangi Bears stunned top teams to win the Bishop’s Cruises Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise tournament over the weekend.

League slams champions Sea Eagles

Saturday January 04, 2020

Cook Islands Rugby League yesterday slammed champions Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles for failing to field a full team on day one of the Nines tournament yesterday.

The water debate continues

Saturday January 04, 2020


Several weeks ago, the Cook Islands water authority, To Tatou Vai, announced it was conducting a six-month trial of Poly-Aluminium Chloride (PACl) as a flocculation agent. 

Flocculation is a process of settling out particulate matter, for example dirt, from the water. Given that PACl is a chemical that produces a potentially toxic sludge as a byproduct of the flocculation process, this trial needed to be properly assessed for environmental impacts before it was approved.

Plastics ban deferred

Saturday January 04, 2020


The ban on single-use plastics has been deferred to the next Parliamentary sitting scheduled for next month.

Stage set for Nines

Friday January 03, 2020

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers are wary of the challenge in the Bishops Cruises Rugby League Nines in Paradise which will kick off today at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.

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