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MEMBERS of the public, especially Muri residents, have been warned to keep their pets under close watch after the Esther Honey Foundation reported an increase the number of animals apparently poisoned by the dangerous weed killer paraquat.

WITH an estimated 1897 people in the country suffering from some form of mental illness, Te Kainga group is stepping up to promote awareness of mental health and what can be done to improve it.

Though the disease is present in some other Pacific countries, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health has still not recorded any confirmed cases of Zika virus this year.

“GREATER things are achieved when we work together ,” says Year 11 student of Mitiaro School Tiana Haxton.

FOREIGN workers have the legal right to raise their grievances with their employers if they believe they are underpaid and overworked, says Internal Affairs secretary Bredina Drollet.

Big day for speech finalists

Wednesday April 20, 2016

EIGHT young orators from various secondary schools will come together to take part in the WW100 Secondary Schools Speech Competition at Ngatipa, the New Zealand High Commissioners residence at 5pm today.

Kiwi team checks eye problems

Wednesday April 20, 2016

ADVANCED eye cataracts have become a common problem among elderly Cook Islands residents says visiting New Zealand ophthalmologist Dr Alison Pereira.

Fighting breast cancer

Wednesday April 20, 2016

IN a bid to raise awareness of breast cancer, the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation (CIBCF) will provide a free screening programme in July.

Lawyer and former politician Norman George has asked the Cook Islands Government to look into the latest round of complaints by foreign workers who claim they are being underpaid.

Rarotongan woman Elizabeth Hosking was not sure what to expect when she first arrived in Fiji on February 23 – just two days after Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated parts of the country.

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