Crime

Manslaughter accused on bail

Monday January 22, 2018

JUSTICE of the Peace Georgina Williams took some time to deliberate Pera Junior Tamanu Pera’s manslaughter charge at the High Court in Avarua on Thursday.

Cook Islands Police are concerned about a spike in cases of domestic violence at the end of last year and say the figures are “shocking”, despite a fall in recorded incidents in 2017.

Wedding visitor ends up in court

Tuesday January 09, 2018

A New Zealander visiting Rarotonga to attend a wedding, ended up in court on Friday after being arrested on Thursday night.

Domestic violence disappoints police

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Police are disappointed that despite the advent of White Ribbon Day in November and a 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence, incidents of assaults on women continue to occur on Rarotonga. 

Man, 52, arrested for shop burglary

Friday December 22, 2017

A 52-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in court today in relation to the burglary at Mareko Island Creations last weekend.

The owners of a local business say they are “devastated” after their offices were targeted by thieves who stole a safe containing shop takings, staff bonuses, family savings and passports over the weekend.

Rape accused granted bail

Wednesday December 20, 2017

A man facing a charge of rape has been granted bail.

A man facing nine charges of sexual assault involving the violation of several children under the age of 15, pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Avarua High Court on Wednesday.

Guilty of indecent assault

Monday December 04, 2017

Eleven jurors last week found Clark Iona guilty on two charges of indecent assault on a girl under 12, and not guilty on a third similar charge.

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