Phillipa Webb

Phillipa Webb

Wairau finally free from reef

Friday January 22, 2016

Tireless efforts by rescuers saw the stranded longliner Wairau rescued from the reef at Betela yesterday afternoon.

Weather fails to deter drunk drivers

Wednesday January 20, 2016

On top of dealing with a category three cyclone warning last weekend, police were kept busy with drunk driving incidents around the island.

MPs aim to combat corruption

Wednesday January 20, 2016

Combating corruption is the focus at parliament this week with a special United Nations workshop being held to address the contentious issue.

Over-the-reef appeal to be heard

Wednesday January 20, 2016

The Rarotonga Enviroment Authority will meet this week to hear an appeal by the company wanting to build at over-the-reef pipeline to supply fuel to Rarotonga.

Departure checks still on track

Tuesday January 19, 2016

Despite the removal of departure cards last year, the government is confident they can still track the amount of people leaving the Cook Islands.

From hair and beauty, mechanics and construction to hospitality and culinary arts, The Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute is ready to bring the Cook Islands another year of high-quality education courses.

A local businessman is calling on the government to work more closely with the private sector to help the Cook Islands prosper – and keep more kukis at home.

Starving pigs spark outrage

Monday January 18, 2016

It appears the New Year is not immune to animal cruelty, with reports of starving pigs in Rarotonga sparking outrage on social media.

The National Environment Service seems to be going easy on the second piggery dirtying Ngatangiia’s waterways, which has not been closed down despite assurances from the government agency last year.

There’s a bad smell in the air when you drive through Avana, causing motorists to hold their breath along the stretch of road in Ngatangiia.

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