Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Who was the first Cook Islands man to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the USP? Be part of today's quiz to find out.

Ponu close to home

Thursday June 25, 2020

Photographer Charlotte Piho met up with Ponu again this week. Jonathan Milne tells how he was lucky enough to be out in the water with them.

How many pages were there in the two volumes of Budget books tabled in Parliament last week? Be part of today's quiz to find out.


At Bethany, what did Mary, the sister of Lazarus, and Martha wipe Jesus' feet with, after anointing them with oil? Be part of today's quiz to find out.

EDITORIAL: For the past few months, our Parliamentarians have said repeatedly, “we’re all in this together”. Last night, they demonstrated that newfound unity.

MPs have objected to what they say was incorrect reporting about MPs’ allowances, and asked the Speaker to require a Cook Islands News journalist’s withdrawal from Parliament.

Parliament last night passed a motion criticising Cook Islands News’ report, “MPs seek allowance top-ups in downturn”. So are they right to be unhappy about the news report – or are they shooting the messenger?

‘There’s no Plan B’

Monday June 22, 2020

Business leaders are concerned there’s no wage subsidy budgeted beyond September – all hopes are pinned on the return of Kiwi tourists. 

It’s crunch time for decisions on opening the border.

Deputy prime ministers Mark Brown and Winston Peters are to meet online this week, as Cook Islands tries to win New Zealand’s assent to open the border.

‘Miracle man’ in comeback

Monday June 22, 2020

Rugby star Matt Johnson walked out of hospital yesterday – a bigger comeback than anything his Blues rugby team has ever pulled off.

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