As a regular visitor to the island I’m continually blown away by the random acts of kindness from locals.

Proud to be a New Zealander...

Friday November 16, 2018

After living in the Cook Islands for nearly 50 years, Ingrid Caffery felt happy and relaxed when she received her New Zealand citizenship certificate yesterday.

Armistice Day a very special one

Wednesday November 14, 2018

The Cook Islands celebrated a hugely significant historical event on Sunday, when a commemoration at the Cenotaph marked 100 years since the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War One.

Six set to become New Zealand citizens

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Six people will receive New Zealand citizenship tomorrow in a ceremony at Ngatipa, the NZ High Commissioner’s official residence.

League player keen to give back

Tuesday November 13, 2018

While visiting Rarotonga last month, Brisbane Broncos player Alex Glenn, devoted some of his time to encouraging local youngsters to make the most of their rugby league talent. 

Cruise ship death revealed

Tuesday November 13, 2018

A 70-year-old woman passenger on the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam died off the Port of Avatiu last Wednesday afternoon while transferring from a tender boat on to the ship. 

CI fashion hits the big-time

Monday November 12, 2018

The founder of a small Cook Islands-influenced dress line named Varu has received the ultimate accolade – his designed feature in this year’s London Pacific Fashion Week, held in September.

A story on the Stuff website claiming the Cook Islands “is said to be” on the brink of signing a deal allowing China to build a deep water port on Penryhn, has drawn a formal complaint from the Office of the Prime Minister to Fairfax Media in New Zealand.

A twin-engined Air Rarotonga Embraer Bandeirante with 11 passengers on board suffered an engine failure on departure from Aitutaki last Tuesday evening.

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