Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Teuira Napa’s family will be watching with some trepidation as she boards an Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster plane to Sydney this weekend, to dance as a member of the Cook Islands team at the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Journalists aren’t well-known for keeping secrets. We tend to demand disclosure and transparency of our leaders.

EDITORIAL: This weekend, my friend David and I absconded. We shirked all home and childcare responsibility and climbed up the valley behind Avatiu to Te Rua Manga.

$11k stolen from lonely woman

Saturday October 05, 2019

A lonely Cook Islands woman in her 60s has been scammed of $11,000 by an internet con artist pretending to offer her love.

Government-owned insurance companies of different descriptions are common around the world.

New warning as dengue bites back

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Three new cases of dengue were admitted to Rarotonga Hospital last week, after a lull in which public health officials had hoped this year’s outbreak was tapering off.

The Government is in talk with insurance companies and is open to ideas for a “tailored” solution for the high-risk Cook Islands market.

The Office of the Prime Minister has rejected a report that Prime Minister Henry Puna was “frustrated when Evans won the internationally-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize for her work creating Marae Moana”, according to sources, “as he believed he was its champion”.

The Prime Minister’s Office categorically denied Puna had ever taken the view, or held the position that he believed he was Marae Moana’s champion, or that he should have received this award himself.

Editorial: Cooks paint it black

Tuesday October 01, 2019

Some couples we know arrived from New Zealand at the weekend. Another family, close friends of our, flew in last night to stay with us. More families arrive in the next few days.

Editorial: Finals fun at Raemaru Park

Monday September 30, 2019

The mama at the sausages and drinks shop at Raemaru Park reckons this weekend was the first time Arorangi had ever hosted the rugby final.

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