A new legal aid system is now available to women involved in domestic violence relating to children.

Three men were set to appear for sentencing in front of Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi at the High Court on Thursday, having already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including assault on a female, assaulting a police officer and breaching probation.

The total number of incidents reported to the Cook Islands Police Service last month has exceeded the number for the previous month.

Community reacts to burglaries

Wednesday August 22, 2018

A community meeting called last Thursday amongst residents of the Vaimaanga, Avaavaroa and Turoa areas to discuss possible strategies to the rising number of burglaries in the area has generated a positive response, says resident Tina Newport.

The Cook Islands Police Service has recovered a quantity of items in the execution of search warrants recently and is providing an opportunity for the public to view these items and possibly claim ownership of property, which may have been stolen.

Male in court on 11 charges

Friday August 17, 2018

An individual facing 11 separate charges was one of 22 cases brought before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams at the courthouse yesterday.

A police chase on Tuesday ended at Turangi with the arrest of one juvenile offender and the escape on foot of another young male.

Following a spate of burglaries in Vaimaanga, local residents are joining to put a number of measures in place to make their community safer.

Multi-vehicle smash in Tupapa

Thursday August 16, 2018

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in court today after the car he was driving struck three vehicles in a series of accidents in Tupapa on Tuesday morning.

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