Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

The island community is rallying around a family who lost everything in a devastating fire that destroyed their home on Tuesday evening last week.

Two options are currently on the table for the repair of Vaka Marumaru Atua’s hull that was severely damaged by fire in early September, says Cook Island Voyaging Society secretary Cecile Marten.

‘Deliberate’ – house fire claim

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The fire which engulfed a substantial four-bedroom wooden constructed home in Avatiu valley must have been deliberately lit, the house owner claims.

Rarotonga’s popular Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre has closed its doors for the last time.

In October 2015, Titikaveka Growers’ Association (TGA) chairman Teava Iro said the organisation aimed to put organic food on the map as well as on the table locally.

“Don’t go there! It’s a very bad place…”

RACING to catch her flight at Rarotonga airport Thursday afternoon, beauty queen Lydia Simonis Tariu just had time to peck a couple of aunties on the cheek in a hasty “goodbye”, pick up her carry-on bag and snap a quick “head shot” for media before boarding her flight to Sydney.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are warning of a fresh round of an online scam under the guise of an email emanating from Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna.

A minor disagreement saved Shane Fredericks’ girlfriend from being involved in a nautical disaster, following his recent police rescue from doomed yacht Zangano, in rough seas 390 nautical miles from Rarotonga.

Doomed yacht in third rescue

Thursday November 02, 2017

Lying on the cabin floor of the yacht Zangano on Monday morning, wearing a wetsuit, and with a life raft at the ready, Shane Fredericks was ready to abandon ship.

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