Richard Moore

Richard Moore

The problem with Health...

Saturday April 01, 2017

With health spending in the news recently, a CI News reader has contributed this feature which highlights deficiencies in the national health budget. The writer, who is well qualified to comment on this issue, has asked not to be named. He says Health spending is currently $10 million below recommended minimum

Despite the Cook Islands having professional and sincere police officers who care for their community, public perception of the police force is not good.

A man who has been before the courts three times before for fighting in public has been told in the High Court that he was a “smidgeon” off going to prison.

Police are investigating an early morning brawl outside a bar area in Avarua last Saturday.

How did they miss the guns?

Thursday March 30, 2017

Just how did a Customs search fail to find guns and 3000 rounds of ammunition during a search of double murderer Chris Rimamotu’s container when it arrived from New Zealand in 2010?

The official opening of the RSA memorial archway saw a who’s who of dignitaries at the occasion.

QR pays homage to links with NZ

Wednesday March 29, 2017

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

•  Identify the primary causes, decisions and actions that led to this incident occurring.

 Opening comments of retired Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Denis McDermott, (AM APM, SIM) on behalf of the review team that included retired Cook Islands Police Commissioner Tevai Matapo (OBE, MBA).

The following events on the afternoon of October 18 have been detailed by the shootings inquiry review team of Denis McDermott and Tevai Matapo.

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