Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

In October 2015, Titikaveka Growers’ Association (TGA) chairman Teava Iro said the organisation aimed to put organic food on the map as well as on the table locally.

“Don’t go there! It’s a very bad place…”

RACING to catch her flight at Rarotonga airport Thursday afternoon, beauty queen Lydia Simonis Tariu just had time to peck a couple of aunties on the cheek in a hasty “goodbye”, pick up her carry-on bag and snap a quick “head shot” for media before boarding her flight to Sydney.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are warning of a fresh round of an online scam under the guise of an email emanating from Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna.

A minor disagreement saved Shane Fredericks’ girlfriend from being involved in a nautical disaster, following his recent police rescue from doomed yacht Zangano, in rough seas 390 nautical miles from Rarotonga.

Doomed yacht in third rescue

Thursday November 02, 2017

Lying on the cabin floor of the yacht Zangano on Monday morning, wearing a wetsuit, and with a life raft at the ready, Shane Fredericks was ready to abandon ship.

The boat has sailed, but retired Victorian policeman and Rarotongan local Rod Henderson is demanding answers about the disappearance of a woman that went missing from the yacht Zangano over 12 months ago, and is now presumed dead.

Tiare Taporo case adjourned

Wednesday November 01, 2017

Following pressure on Tiare Taporo owners Pacific Schooners Ltd, to prove the previously immobile vessel was able to leave the port under its own power in the event of an emergency, the company is now under another court deadline to meet a creditors’ compromise.

Zangano sails into more strife

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Police patrol boat Te Kukupa was sent on a search and rescue operation on Sunday morning after a distress signal was made by the skipper of the yacht Zangano.

Little did carver Chauncey Flay know last year when he took a couple of pieces of coral back to New Zealand last year to experiment with, that it would draw him back to Rarotonga again for a once in a life-time opportunity to exhibit his work with leading Cook Islands artist Mike Tavioni.

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