Police feel the burn

Tuesday January 14, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Police feel the burn

Police patrol boat Te Kukupa officers Murray Wilson (left) and Apike Kata, with receptionist  Susan Keu Arataura, cooked up a sausage sizzles and chicken mushroom rolls to kickstart the fundraising week for casualties of the  Australian bushfires.


Wilson trained for two months at the Australia Maritime College in Tasmania last year. He acknowledged the positive relationship between the two countries: “I’m happy to help out for a good cause,” he said.

The biggest event starts on Thursday morning with the Round the Island donation run with Police and Australian-funded vehicles, and a concert to wrap up the evening.

Feedback from local entertainers has been positive, with many wanting to contribute and participate in the music festival.

Kids activities are planned for the day as well as giveaways.

The inland side of the main road (Maire Nui Drive) will be closed off to allow public access to walk around, eat and relax and enjoy the entertainment and food stalls. Marine Drive will be a two-way road.

Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has noted the Cook Islands Police long and close relationship with the Australian Defence Forces and the Australian Federal Police.

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