Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Cyclists get a free run

Friday May 01, 2020

Cook Islanders locked down overseas are looking enviously at Tokerau Jim’s viral video footage and images of a new innovation: using Rarotonga Airport’s long, wide empty runway for cycling.

Flu shots are available for vulnerable people with weakened immune systems caused by pre-existing and underlying illnesses and the elderly.

Boy wins court injunction

Thursday April 30, 2020

A court injunction has been slapped on an Australian school, stopping the school expelling a five-year-old Cook Islands boy because of the length of his hair.

New emergency vehicles are part of a $3 million Japanese aid package.

Cases are stalled before the court because no judge is able to travel to the country to hear them. 

Government has lifted the ban on large group gatherings and eased alcohol restrictions. 

Covid-19 will be a major disruption to the livelihoods of Pacific peoples, says new regional tourism chair Halatoa Fua. 

Crown Law has sought a second psychiatric test for the man accused of a Molotov cocktail attack on a controversial coastal development.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – The French Polynesian government says the salvage of the Chinese fishing vessel stuck on the reef of Arutua Atoll in the Tuamotu group for more than a month will be a difficult operation.

- The total number of Covid-19 cases that have been confirmed in the Pacific is now 255, as of yesterday morning. Guam: 139; French Polynesia: 5; New Caledonia: 18; Fiji: 18; CNMI: 14; Papua New Guinea: 8.

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