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New Oasis

A fresh make-over is drawing even more customers to Oasis Energy Centre.

The popular food store has operated under CITC for over 10 years, and this year the managing team decided it was time for a fresh new look. Oasis Energy manager Louisa Poila said the company had been wanting to upgrade the store for some time, but a few interruptions slowed the process down. “But we got there in the end and we were able to make the changes and renovations to the store.” Poila said the store renovations took just over two months and CITC...

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rarotonga sevens

Raro Rugby 7’s tournament

The Raro Rugby 7s tournament was held from November 2 – 4. One of the biggest International events held during the month of November. There were a total of 16 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams. The weather was typically tropical, with sunshine, rain and wind coming in from all directions throughout the tournament. This did not deter the boys from displaying some great rugby. Teams came in from Australia and New Zealand and were lined with International Representatives, former...

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long service awards 2017

Long Service Awards – late 2017

I know we all understand the value of our Long Service Awards.  However, I had a conversation with the Supermarket team later in the afternoon that really hit home. One of Monika’s team did not want to come yesterday but Monika asked her to.  She told me she was happy she came as she felt appreciated.  I said but you are appreciated, the response from the group was “But now we feel appreciated.” That is so very important to staff. We...

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citc primary

Primary School Athletics

Avarua Primary took the overall title again finishing ahead of St Joseph’s Primary which was placed second and Apii Nikao for third. The Prince of Wales Athletics Championship 2017 was hosted by Apii Takitumu and Titikaveka College and was contested by primary schools from around Rarotonga. 101 officials worked hard to ensure that the competition ran smoothly. It got to the point where officials had to use ipads for photo finishes mainly in the senior to verify winners of each...

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miss cook islands

Miss Cook Islands!

MISS COOK ISLANDS 2017 ALANNA SMITH MISS EARTH COOK ISLANDS MONA TAIO MISS INTERNATIONAL COOK ISLANDS SILAS TUAPUTA Our 3 title holders called in to acknowledge CITC for the support to the Miss Cook Islands Association during the Managers meeting. The 3 title holders are now preparing for the International Pageant… Miss Cook Islands competing at Miss World in Singapore and then to China, Miss Earth Cook Islands competing at Miss Earth in the Philippines and Miss International Cook Islands competing at...

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Rakei Manava 2017

CITC was proud to sponsor $21,000 in cash prizes and staged Rakei Manava during Constitution Celebrations.  “Congratulations and Meitaki Maata to all CITC staff for your helping hand especially the Rakei Warriors” says Ina Richmond. “This was the best showcase yet – the high standard of costumes and quality was mind-blowing.” One of the best things about the Corporate Event is the Team bonding – right from the start with staff weaving our palm leaves, to cutting of bamboo and...

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oasis

Oasis Upgrade

Planning for the upgrade to CITC’s Oasis 24 hour satellite store and service station had been in the pipeline for some time prior to work commencing in July of 2017. The main contractor for the additions and alterations was Land Holdings with CITC’s maintenance, IT, refrigeration and electrical teams having a major input as well. With the amount of work involved it was a challenge to carry out the changes while still keeping the store open 24 hours a day. With...

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Leading the “Te Maeva Nui” the Avarua way 2017!

Every year during the month of July, the Cook Islands celebrate the national constitution week held at the National Auditorium.  CITC once again was a platinum sponsor for this special occasion. All CITC Divisions celebrated by participating in the Pe’e challenge.  Caroline Crummer was in charge to lead Team Avarua along with the support of her team.  1st Place went to CITC Admin and Team CITC Avarua came second. We based our PE`E on significant aspects such as our shop (E...

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Garnier sunscreen

Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen

Making protecting our coral reef more affordable. Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) an ingredient found in a number of sunscreens. Not only can it trigger allergic reactions, Oxybenzone is damaging our coral reef. Oxybenzone has been linked to coral bleaching and die-offs. The toxic ingredient causes endocrine disruption and the coral to crumbles within itself. This creates a detrimental flow on effect on the environment. According to new research, toxicity occurs at a concentration of 63 parts per trillion. That is the equivalent to one drop...

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