Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

Some of the Pacific’s leaders face big challenges this year, as the climate crisis, corruption allegations and regional loyalties clash. In the second of a two-part series, RNZ Pacific’s Jamie Tahana and Johnny Blades look at some of the region’s bigger players and the tensions looming in 2020.

Some will to go Tereora and Titikaveka colleges. Some will go further afield – one to Atiu. Monica Tafale among the Cook Islanders returning home to address the teacher shortage.

Kids to be taught to grow food

Tuesday January 21, 2020

The agriculture ministry has created a pilot school garden programme in partnership with the Korero O te Orau, to teach about agriculture and its importance for livelihoods.

Looking back on another year …

Tuesday December 31, 2019

With the arrival of a new year on Wednesday, Cook Islands News takes a look back at some of the news events that helped shape 2019.

Assault case deferred to Friday

Monday December 30, 2019

A man who has been charged with two counts of assault on a female will have his case heard again this Friday.

Patrick Luma represented by defense counsel Mark Short is charged for assaulting his partner and a family member.

Seventeen-year-old Brideena Kaiaruna is not just a normal teenager. She’s a teenage music artist who believes that things happen for a reason.

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation plans to focus next year on sustainable tourism and expanding the industry’s accreditation scheme.

Pair sentenced for assault

Saturday December 28, 2019

Two foreign nationals were sentenced on common assault charges in the High Court.

Repeat burglar granted bail

Saturday December 28, 2019

Lawyer claims incident a ‘one-off’ and family wants accused home.

Flight case adjourned

Friday December 27, 2019

Jet charter row heads to court early next year.

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