Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Making school less testing

Saturday September 14, 2019

School students will no longer have to pay a $67 annual fee to have their qualifications awarded, as schools across Cook Islands and New Zealand finally get to enjoy reforms to the curriculum.

As a doctor, Wolfgang Losacker knew he was needed here in the islands. The young man gave up his German practice as an internist in order to work as a volunteer at the Rarotonga Hospital.

New Zealand defeated New Caledonia and secured their 7th Oceania crown and their ticket to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Nigeria.

Golf and raffle fund Atiu appeal

Friday September 13, 2019

The Democratic party are fundraising to pay for their court appeal on the Atiu petition.

I, Robot, will take on the world

Thursday September 12, 2019

A wealthy Arab emirate is to pay to fly some of the Cooks’ smartest teenage engineers to Dubai to seek out a robotic solution to ocean pollution.

‘From firebrand to statesman’

Thursday September 12, 2019

Tearful champion of democracy dies far from home. Anneka Brown and Nick Perry report.

Tonga’s prime minister Samiuela' Akilisi Pohiva died in hospital yesterday after being evacuated to New Zealand in a medical mercy flight.

After years in which government has promised an animal welfare law to protect dogs, cats and livestock from neglect and mistreatment, the plans have been shelved.

Seabed mining to offer economic hope

Thursday September 12, 2019

Government has rejected international calls for a 10-year moratorium on undersea mining.

The University of the South Pacific has been critically weakened by lack of oversight, governance, and control of remuneration, an inquiry finds.

35 deaths spark call to action

Wednesday September 11, 2019

There is one young girl that Mereana Taikoko always remembers: the girl was bullied in school and teetering on the edge of suicide.

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