Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Teina Rongo’s theory of migration

Monday November 20, 2017

Having had a nasty bout of ciguatera poisoning for the seventh time, you’d think Dr Teina Rongo would have learned his lesson once and for all about eating reef fish.

Living in a town nearly two-hour’s drive from Sydney with a population of only 2,500 people, Elizabeth Cranny says she sees some similarities to calling Rarotonga home.

Local link to Paradise Papers

Monday November 20, 2017

Asiaciti, a trust specialist headquartered in Singapore with a Cook Islands branch in Avarua, has been implicated in the Paradise Papers saga.

A motorcyclist who died following a crash in the early hours of Wednesday morning was laid to rest yesterday at the Ngati Ora Burial Ground, after a service at the Arorangi Seventh Day Adventist Church.

All go for Queen’s Baton

Thursday November 16, 2017

The Queen’s Baton Relay organisers won’t forget their trip to the Cook Islands in a hurry.

Plastic fires prompt another warning

Thursday November 16, 2017

A spate of publicity about island residents burning plastic has prompted Community Health Services to issue a reminder that they will take action against offenders - despite the fact they have never taken legal action against anyone for the offence.

Law ‘too soft’ – burglary victim

Wednesday November 15, 2017

A victim of a burglary is calling for stronger punishment of offenders, saying the law is “too soft” on burglars.

Donors make breast checks possible

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation president, Jaewyn McKay says that without the generous assistance of local donors, the funding necessary to screen the average 350 women who present themselves for yearly breast checks in the Cook Islands wouldn’t be possible.

TMS fitness trainer Tamaiti Samson, aka “The Mighty Samson”, says he didn’t know if Thomas Wynne had what it takes to stick with his seven-week Zuu fitness challenge.

Local businessman Keith Christian, who sold a New Zealander the 54-foot steel-hulled yacht that sank 390 nautical miles out to sea last week, refutes claims by the new owner that he sold him a “picture perfect” boat. He also says he strongly warned the inexperienced yachtie against sailing to Whangarei alone.

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