Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Mango season has slow start

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Longer periods of humidity this year may have had an impact on the mango season, says Ministry of Agriculture senior extension officer Brian Tairea.

A trip back in time to when Rarotonga was first settled many centuries ago is portrayed in a light, entertaining and interactive trip through museum-like huts around the Te Vara Nui village in Muri.

Three visitors to Rarotonga faced excess breath alcohol charges when they appeared in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

Healing tradition freely given

Friday January 12, 2018

Ngapoko Marsters administers traditional medicine for almost every health condition that comes her way on Mauke.

Hat-weaving proud family tradition

Thursday January 11, 2018

Mereani Taime, of Penrhyn, has been hand-weaving traditional hats since she was about 16, after watching and being taught by her mother.

Water disruptions expected at Muri

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Water will be shut off at various times in the Muri area later this week or early next week, as work on Te Mato Vai water mains project continues.

Injured pets keep new clinic busy

Wednesday January 10, 2018

In just one day at Te Are Manu animal clinic in Arorangi, a constant stream of injured and abandoned dogs and cats flooded through the doors, including a litter of seven puppies who had been rescued from a rubbish bin, where they had been dumped overnight.

Guest speaker boosts Chamber

Tuesday January 09, 2018

After a successful first luncheon for 2018, the Chamber of Commerce wants to invite more international guests to speak at their meetings.

Rubbish art teaches conservation

Tuesday January 09, 2018

Artist Gerhard (Woody) Baer is spending his tropical island holiday picking up rubbish – most of it refuse found on the beach.

A free whiteware disposal programme is helping to address some of the waste disposal problems on the island.

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