Shae Osborne

Shae Osborne

Young not exempt from law

Thursday November 16, 2017

Excusing school children from the law is “not a reality” and the Police statistics and court results prove young college students are just as likely to break the law as young people who are no longer at school, says police media liaison officer Trevor Pitt.

Man heads for airport instead of court

Thursday November 16, 2017

Having defendants flee the country is nothing new for the Cook Islands Police Service, but it still creates a nuisance for them and for lawyers and Justices of the Peace.

Taro leaf theft costs man dearly

Thursday November 16, 2017

A Rarotonga resident who pleaded guilty to stealing $100 worth of taro leaves was fined $200 when he appeared in the Avarua High Court yesterday.

Marine scientists survey Manuae

Wednesday November 15, 2017

A team of marine scientists and local fisheries officers are conducting marine surveys and collecting vital baseline data in the outer islands.

Plastic waste a growing problem

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Cook Islands “plastic problem” is getting worse, says Water, Waste, And Sanitation (WATSAN) director Jaime Short.

Fifteen people appeared before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court last Thursday.

Defence lawyer Mark Short has withdrawn from representing a defendant facing six burglary charges and five charges of theft.

A 17-year-old was given a suspended sentence when he pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

Past plays part in bail refusal

Friday November 10, 2017

A local man’s history of breaching probation, contempt of court and reoffending contributed to him being refused bail again this week.

Aussie vet enjoys clinic work

Friday November 10, 2017

Local animal clinic Esther Honey is lucky enough to have the help of two veterinarians – not something that happens often at the volunteer-dependent shelter.

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