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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long service award

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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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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