CITC car winner announced

Wednesday August 22, 2018 Written by Jaimie Keay Published in Local After 13 weeks it has finally been won – on Monday CITC announced the winner of the brand-new Hyundai Kona which was to be given away as a part of their spend $20 promotion that started back in May. CITC general manager Gaye Whitta said the feedback from customers had been very positive. “I think a lot of people appreciated that you could get something simply from buying your groceries, and not having [...]


CITC opens Matavera store

Friday July 27, 2018 Written by Jaimie Keay Published in Local The latest Cook Islands Trading Corporation venture, “KAPS Matavera”, was officially opened on a wet Wednesday afternoon. The new convenience store is a partnership between CITC and the Cook Islands Party’s Kaka Ama, who spoke on Wednesday about finally realising a dream. “It has been a long dream of mine to get this place to what it is today. To be honest the first building that was here in 1998 and it wasn’t [...]

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Supermarket worker ‘Facebook-famous’

Monday March 05, 2018 Written by Jaimie Keay Published in Local For CITC supermarket employee Malcolm Browne, it is always an easy decision to help customers with their groceries.   The 27-year-old, who started working for CITC as a groundsman, has become Facebook-famous after being celebrated for helping customers load heavy groceries into their vehicles. Browne, who is in charge of cleaning the carpark, returning the trolleys and general maintenance of the grounds, says helping customers with [...]


2017 Tropical Christmas Parade

There was an amazing array of Christmas floats lined up for the Santa Parade this year.  As each float took to the street, the children were treated to not only a brilliant array of color but also lollies being tossed out from every float.  Talk about a sugar rush!!  The CITC float was decorated from front to back with brilliant colors and with brightly painted fruits along the sides.  On the back was a brightly colored balloon painted with [...]


Tropical “Tutti Frutti” Christmas

Our Tutti Frutti Challenge, really got our Tutti Frutti Christmas off to a roaring success.  Each division was given their own fruit and told to use it in their decorations.  Then Santa’s elves got together and went through the divisions to see what had been done. Well they were blown away!!  There were so many incredible decorations and inventive uses of the fruit that almost every division won a prize for something! Congratulations to all the teams who took the time [...]

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The Christmas Box

CITC took giving seriously this year and also assisted the Christmas Box to provide for all those less fortunate families in the Cook Islands! There are many families out there that need our help and CITC was both proud and humbled to be able to do our little bit. Next year both the Giving Tree and the Christmas Box will be a focus for CITC and Tropical Christmas.

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BSP Giving Tree

CITC decided to assist with the BSP Giving Tree and help put a smile on a child this year.  The company picked up 120 tags and through the staff and customers we managed to provide gifts for children, not only in Rarotonga but in the outer islands as well. The gifts were for children from 1 month to 12 years old and ranged over every island. Almost every person who picked up a tag, felt blessed that they had been [...]


Vaka Eiva 2017

Vaka Eiva 2017 is the biggest international paddling event on the Cook Islands Canoeing Calendar. It was held from November 24 – December 1. It was a huge event and as usual Moana always shows up for the event. The calm seas turned into 2 – 3 foot swells, rain poured down and the sun seem to have disappeared for the weeklong event. Local Club, Ngakau Toa, Open women’s team is captained and coached by our very own Tara Cumming, who [...]

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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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 [...]