Health

Data shows dirty water at stations

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Two of Rarotonga’s most notorious drinking water stations have cleaned up – but the remaining four continue to have high contamination levels.

Dengue cases rise to 78

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Seventy-eight (78) dengue cases have been reported since the outbreak in January this year.

The 5-star Aitutaki Nui resort has got rid of chlorine and installed an expensive anolyte water disinfection system to give its guests safe and drinkable tap water.

Rakes, mowers, weed eaters and rubbish fires will be sparking into action this weekend in preparation for the tutaka inspection beginning on Monday, a health initiative started in the 1930s.

Keep abreast of your health

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Women don’t like talking about getting their breasts checked. It’s a taboo subject for some.

Banana crops around the world are facing collapse because of a devastating disease – so the Cooks have taken a step to safeguard the country’s colourful range of fruit.

The decision to chlorinate the water supply is a done deal, critics say, despite a public consultation process. 

 “I picked up a child for kindy at one time and the child looked like she was not cleaned the night before. She sat on the car seat, looking like she was not there. Food was hanging on her face.”

Counsellors say they are ready to help young people, regardless of their age, sexuality or psychological issues.

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