Shaun Bamber

Shaun Bamber

Culture secretary Anthony Turua and Prime Foods general manager Dan Forsyth were both very pleased to be putting pen to paper yesterday to bring Prime Foods onboard as a first-time sponsor of the annual Te Maeva Nui celebrations.

Taio has big plans for Grinna

Thursday July 19, 2018

After a journey lasting exactly three months and covering almost 12,000 nautical miles of ocean, Taio Shipping Ltd’s new vessel the Grinna has now arrived in Rarotonga.

Count shows more votes than voters

Wednesday July 18, 2018

There appears to have been more votes cast than there were eligible voters in two constituencies in this year’s general election on June 14.

Hundreds arrive from Pa Enua

Tuesday July 17, 2018

A huge crowd of people thronged Avatiu Wharf yesterday afternoon, ready to greet family and friends arriving on Rarotonga from the islands of Rakahanga, Penrhyn, Pukapuka and Nassau.

The worst-kept secret in the Cook Islands is now finally official: UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey are coming to Rarotonga for the first time ever next January 29.

Let’s get one thing straight right from the get-go: Hotel Transylvania 3 is most definitely a kids’ film.

We featured him in an article in yesterday’s edition of CINews, but artist Clinton Hewett’s digital paintings of Aitutaki heritage stories and legends are just so good, we had to share some more with our readers today.

Speaking at Thursday’s New Zealand citizenship ceremony from his official residence in Ngatipa, High Commissioner Peter Marshall said that the 11 new citizens before him “epitomise the energy and the diversity of the New Zealand that has now become a very exciting place”.

Minister Maggie off to Korea

Saturday July 14, 2018

While a smoke signal in yesterday’s CINews might have beaten any official announcement to the punch, CINews can now confirm that cabinet minister George Maggie is currently on a government trip to South Korea, representing the Cook Islands in his capacity as minister of cultural development.

Auckland-based Aitutakian artist Clinton Hewett has returned to his home island for some important work, collecting together old stories and legends of Aitutaki for a graphic novel he plans on publishing.

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