Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne

Floods and fires fuel pain

Monday September 30, 2019

Tourist operators ask government to step up, as big resorts’ flood and fire insurance premiums soar $1m-plus a year. 

What is a conduct issue?

That’s the question left hanging in the air by Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas’ explanation of why he has stood down Diane Charlie-Puna from her position.

The best thing about the Goldman Environmental Prize is that it recognises the efforts of the worker bee, not the leader whose job it is to celebrate and champion the honey.

It was no doubt humiliating for Cook Islands deputy prime minister Mark Brown to be excluded from the official photograph of delegates to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York this week.

Britain’s Paul the Octopus accurately predicted 8 from 8 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup by choosing food from flagged containers.

Boat wrecks on Rutaki reef

Friday September 20, 2019

The fishing boat Wairau has run aground today on the reef at Rutaki, Rarotonga.

Desperate hope for 7yo boy overboard

Friday September 20, 2019

‘The search is continuing.’  That was the word from police and their patrol boat Te Kukupa this morning, as they were joined by boats and planes in a massive search for missing Rakahanga boy Lapana Tupou.

A big air and sea search is underway after a small boy was reported missing overboard from an inter-island vessel near Aitutaki.

Baudinet eyes new heights

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Fresh off the plane back from the Middle East, Cook Islands tennis star Brett Baudinet was off to the office to get back to work on his local businesses.

Some of our reporters went to the glamorous Miss Cook Islands launch at the weekend. Some went to the Senior A rugby semis.

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