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Long Service Awards 2017

Once again it was time to honor the staff whom have been with the Company for 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years. This time the ceremony was held up at the Tuoro Cafe.  It was one of the biggest crowds we’ve had for a Long Service ceremony and there were lots of both 5 and 20 year recipients! Trevor was very proud to provide a little story about each candidate and there were many ei’s provided from both staff and...

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Upgrade to Kavera Central

CITC’s Revamped Kavera Central Store was officially opened on Monday, 10 April 2017.  A large number of invited guests attended the event, including the landowners, Tinomana Ariki Tokerau and other traditional leaders, CITC representatives including director Trevor Clarke and General Manager Gaye Whitta. Cook Islands News was there to record the opening of the new-look store.  Kavera also has a modern fuel dispenser and a revamped takeaway store.  There’s an ice cream bar and the store also serves smoothies! Overall, the...

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Biodegradable plates a pleasant surprise

Sometimes life can drag you down and despite all your best efforts to stay positive and hopeful, you can become sceptical that things can and will change for the better and that when a person or business promises better environmental practices that they will actually follow through. When my children studied sustainable waste management at school and came home to tell me the supermarkets were going to outlaw plastic bags by 20-something and choose to only import environmentally friendly disposable...

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Say NO to Polystyrene!

In our efforts to be more environmentally friendly and to encourage healthier living, we here at CITC Avarua invited all Management and staff of our stores to reduce the use of polystyrene and eventually stop the use of it in our shops. Polystyrene contains the toxic substances Styrene and Benzene, suspected carcinogens and neurotoxins that are hazardous to humans. Hot foods and liquids actually start a partial breakdown of the Styrofoam, causing some toxins to be absorbed into our bloodstream...

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CITC and Anchor proudly present the Anchor Cow Art Sculpture Competition.

Very soon now, you may see the occasional purple or pink cow on the streets of Rarotonga! CITC, in partnership with Anchor, would like to help promote the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink message throughout our schools in Rarotonga.  Anchor products, as a part of a balanced diet, allow children to build strong bodies and through art, children can stimulate their creative minds. All Schools on Rarotonga have been invited to participate in the first CITC and Anchor Cow Art Sculpture competition. ...

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50 years of Changes in the Cook Islands

In the past 50th years there have been changes galore throughout the Cook Islands. Here within CITC the changes have been for the good of the Company, however mainly for the good of our Community. We as the largest Employer within the Cook Islands have strived on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis to ensure that our customers are supplied with the best service and products that are available at that time. Our internal customers……..us…. have not been forgotten, below...

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citc celebrating 50 years

Celebrating Cook Islands 50th!

Everyone in the Cook Islands knows that 2015 marks 50 years of Self Government & CITC, the largest locally owned company in the Cook Islands, employing over 250 Cook Islanders decided it was time to celebrate. As CITC is one of the oldest companies in the Cook Islands, operating for over 120 years, it has been a big part of the last 50 years & saw the celebrations as an opportunity to involve staff, Key suppliers & customers in a...

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No more excuses to litter at Avarua school

There will be no excuses for littering at Avarua primary school with the instalment of a new recycling station donated by CITC, as part of their environmental conservation programme. The funds used to purchase the recycling bins and signs come from the money received from the priced plastic bags at CITC supermarkets. The 10c received for each plastic bag goes towards the purchase of the recycle stations for schools on the island.  Avarua primary is the third school on the...

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