Raro on my mind

Rachel Reeves worked for three years as a journalist with Cook Islands News, and has remained a regular contributor to the paper with this column. She covers a range of topics relevant to the Cooks, together with her own musings and reflections.

Peering into legal loopholes

Tuesday April 23, 2013

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reports that the Cook Islands is a tax haven and a “black hole” for the world’s money; financial services industry representatives counter that this is an outdated and sensationalist perspective which discredits the country’s laws and regulations.

By now the world knows tragedy exploded in Boston this week.

Deep-sea mining is not a new-fangled idea in the Cook Islands, but local and global developments are making it an increasingly relevant topic of conversation.

Mining debate gaining momentum

Tuesday April 02, 2013

The deep-sea mining debate is gaining steam at home and abroad, as technological advances make mining more possible and economics make it more likely.

The true value of sport

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Sport is about more than fitness, than statistics, than victory, even.

In two days’ time the world will celebrate half its population.

There is a big difference between freedom of information and a culture of freedom of information.

Obesity plagues the Pacific

Tuesday February 19, 2013

Non-communicable disease has reached epidemic proportions in our island paradise.

1 billion are rising

Tuesday February 12, 2013

Tomorrow, one billion people in over 200 countries will dance.

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