Shae Osborne

Shae Osborne

Technicians get to root of problem

Friday September 08, 2017

Nearly 30 metres of thick, hardened tree root growing between the threads of High Voltage (HV) cable appear to be the contributing factor in the power outage around the north-western side of Rarotonga, last Saturday night.  

Defendant still in limbo after two years

Thursday September 07, 2017

A woman has appeared in court for the 15th time regarding a case that has been going on for more than two years.

Run raises $9000 for helpful charity

Thursday September 07, 2017

Members of a local family have raised over $9000 to help a charity that helped them maintain their daily lives while their grandson received treatment for a life-threatening illness in New Zealand.

The court granting leniency to a foreign contract worker would give immigrants a major advantage over other offenders, says Justice of the Peace John Whitta.

Vehicle crashes on the increase

Thursday September 07, 2017

The number of motor vehicle crashes happening on the island is becoming a serious concern for Cook Islands police.

Earth blamed for power cut

Tuesday September 05, 2017

An hour-long power shortage that affected parts of the island on Saturday evening is thought to have been caused by earth movement.

Criminal court session fast and short

Monday September 04, 2017

Criminal court was a fast and short affair last week, with just 12 cases appearing before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

Lawyer Mark Short is bemused at the ongoing saga which has seen 42 youngsters caught up in the judicial system due to minor traffic offences.

It was a bittersweet goodbye for a long-time visitor to the Cook Islands, who after two decades of annual visits, left Rarotonga for the last time recently.

Police ID powers questioned

Thursday August 31, 2017

Lawyer Norman George has questioned whether the Cook Island Police Service is capable of correctly identifying drug paraphernalia and filtration devices used for smoking cannabis.

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