Outer Islands

Dentist and doctor home to Mangaia

Tuesday January 14, 2020

After anger at the standard of healthcare in the Pa Enua, one island is welcoming the return of its own. 

After six years, the people of Mangaia again have a resident doctor on their island.

OPINION: With 2020 here, I’ve started the year with a change in scenery and lifestyle by moving from Aotearoa to the Cook Islands. More specifically, I’m living in Mitiaro – my family home island. But, along with this lifestyle shift has also come an academic responsibility.

Auckland to Amuri

Friday January 10, 2020

The island of Aitutaki supported its annual Koni Raoni fesitive season event with a massive fundraising effort.

Former Penrhyn MP Wilkie Rasmussen doesn’t have to be told that the weather can’t be controlled.

Penrhyn Christmas out

Tuesday December 24, 2019

Weather prevents Tongan ship from going to northern islands in time for big day.

Penrhyn boat trip still unconfirmed

Saturday December 21, 2019

Former Penrhyn MP Wilkie Rasmussen is looking forward to spending Christmas in his home island this year.

North islands run out of petrol

Saturday November 02, 2019

Northern Group islands are suffering shortages after detention of Taio Shipping boats. 

Uncertainty over rhinoceros beetle

Tuesday September 10, 2019

There is a growing dispute between Penrhyn islanders and the Agriculture ministry about whether coconut rhinoceros beetles have infested their trees.

The Cook Islands barge once named Layar Mas left our shores for the Bahamas.

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