Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

The Cook Islands and New Zealand governments have again delayed announcing details of an air-bridge between the two countries.

Showing our stories to the world

Saturday July 25, 2020

Moves to market Cook Islands to the world as a film location have sparked a challenging discussion: Are Cook Islanders ready to run their own film industry, or is this a chance to learn from international actors, directors and crew? 

Mac or Whopper, island style

Saturday July 25, 2020

GOING LOCAL: It’s Burger Friday when we turn up at Avatea Café, on Aitutaki. That means one thing: the community’s new favourite, the Island Mac.

Defiant in the face of Covid

Friday July 24, 2020

Tereora College head boy Piritau Nga Jr seized the attention of more than 2000 people at the National Auditorium last night, with an impassioned dance depicting triumph over the coronavirus pandemic.

Empire Cinema’s long-awaited reopening is tonight. What is the first movie it will screen? Wait! Do you know which movie was filmed on Aitutaki in the 2003? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

 

Cook Islands netball goal attack Chantelle Tikitau has been named in Australia’s Northern Rays and, this week, in the champion Cairns Leprechauns division 1 team. What is her nickname? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

 

Infrastructure Cook Islands completed 120 metres of Vaima’anga coastal rock wall in August last year. How many more metres are being completed now? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

 

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s Vaka Pride awards was held on Friday. Cash prizes of $10,000 were shared out to community groups and individuals. Who won the Akono i te Ao Rangi category which is directed towards the cleanliness of public areas on the island? Be a part of today's quiz to find out.

 

Kukis’ ‘home away from home’

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Middlesbrough is a football town. All they know about Cook Islands is that the country is named after a sailor born in their town. But as they host the Kukis’ World Cup match against Tonga, they promise a ‘home away from home’. 

New cyclone forecasting tool

Wednesday July 22, 2020

New science allows storm-planning six months out, aided by older knowledge like the arrival of mangoes, the incidence of fish poisoning, and the spread of predatory starfish. 

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