Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals are remarks and observations that range from the serious to the sarcastic. Typically anonymous, these quips capture the community's notes on life and events in the Cooks, or what's echoing over the Coconut Wireless. Smoke Signals and interesting island photos can be sent by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or text to 188, or call the newsroom on 22999.

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Friday July 13, 2018

Politics dominates today's Smoke Signals. Remember if you have a Smoke Signal you wish to send in, email it to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Saturday July 07, 2018

Welcome back to Raro – but watch out for those sharks

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Thursday July 05, 2018

Former MP’s emergency looks a tad suspicious...

Did you hear about the medical emergency in Penrhyn? The government sent the Air Raro jet and on the way collected the CIP MP elect for Pukapuka and the independent MP elect for Penrhyn, but  I believe medical referral was for the previous MP Willie John. We know poor Willie fell over in the elections but didn’t realise it was an emergency. Could be there was another emergency and not a medical kind?

Smoke Signals - 04/07/2018

Wednesday July 04, 2018


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Friday June 29, 2018

Driving on the island and the up-coming Rising Stars netball tournament dominate today's Smoke Signals.

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Thursday June 21, 2018

No airpoints for PM on flight to northern islands

Before the general election, caretaker PM, Henry Puna went on a taxpayer-funded trip to his constituency of Manihiki. That worked out very well for him, although there were no first class seats or airpoints on that trip.

Smoke Signals - 20/06/2018

Wednesday June 20, 2018


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Tuesday June 12, 2018

Billboards and adverts misleading, says smoke signaller

The colourful and promotional political billboards and campaign adverts by MP Albert Nicholas are totally misleading, and someone should be called to account for this.

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Monday June 11, 2018

On again, off again!

We were so happy that BlueSky turned our phone back on come Saturday afternoon after being without it over Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to technicians working in Matavera during this time.

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