The launch of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s new Takurua O Avaiki Raro, Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui programme, designed to promote local cuisine, ended in spectacular style with a special dinner for invited guests at Te Vara Nui Village on Monday night.
The decommissioning of the old water ring main continues this week, following last month’s announcement that the new ring main has gone “live”.
It was all hands to the pumps at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute kitchen yesterday as the visiting chefs, ably assisted by locals, staff and students, began creating a gourmet delight for a special event at Te Vara Nui last night.
Airport Authority chief executive Joe Ngamata says he is very pleased that the work on Rarotonga International Airport’s new $2million instrument landing system has now been completed.
Two officers from Fire and Emergency New Zealand were in Rarotonga last week to look into “areas of concern” that could boost the delivery of fire-fighting services on the island.
The Cook Islands Girls’ Brigade gave a cheque for $1410 to Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Services yesterday, after raising the money earlier this month through a route march from the Cook Islands Christian Church in Avarua to the Nikao CICC grounds.
An appeal has been started to raise money for Friendly Mart owner Doreen Boggs, her staff, and their families after the iconic Arorangi store was destroyed by fire on June 14.