Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Maritime Day makes a big splash

Monday October 02, 2017

Around 500 excited students from around the island descended on Avatiu wharf yesterday morning for a fun-filled World Maritime Day celebration.

A seven metre, 150 horsepower-engined boat named “Yewola”, meaning “unbeatable”, will soon be hauling in fish around the coast off Rarotonga, thanks to a generous donation via the Japanese Grassroots Human Security Project.

An increase in the number of visitors to Rarotonga and Aitutaki is resulting in them leaving behind a much bigger “foot-print” than ever before - in the form of raw sewage.

Fruit and vegetable levies that were set to push up the price of some produce this month until November 30 have been dropped.

Following two thefts in the last couple of days, police are reminding visitors to the island to be on guard.

Partnering ministries there to help

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Meet two friendly faces of the Public Service, for business and tax. 

Rain minor boost for water supply

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Water pressures around the island only received a minor boost following a heavy overnight rain early last week.

Just talk to us: Amnesty office

Wednesday September 27, 2017

“Come forward and talk to us.”

Barge finally hits the water

Tuesday September 26, 2017

After several weeks delay, the Ports Authority Aitutaki barge was finally loaded safely onto container ship Imua II on Saturday.

State funeral for Dame Margaret

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Following a final farewell for Dame Margaret Makea Karika at Karika Palace on Thursday morning at 9.00am, there will be a funeral procession for the late traditional leader along the Ara Tapu main road, and down Victoria Road to the National Auditorium for her State funeral.

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