Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Population figures remain uncertain

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Preliminary 2016 census results show a decrease of two per cent in the Cook Islands population compared to the 2011 census.

Population loss on Mangaia is the theme for a photographic exhibition at the National Museum which starts this week. 

Fundraising first for ‘op shop’

Tuesday January 16, 2018

The SPCA opportunity shop’s primary role is to raise much-needed funds for animal health and care.

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.

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