Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Manslaughter accused on bail

Monday January 22, 2018

JUSTICE of the Peace Georgina Williams took some time to deliberate Pera Junior Tamanu Pera’s manslaughter charge at the High Court in Avarua on Thursday.

Paulina Pierre stands at the Punanga Nui market on Saturday mornings selling an unusual drink.

The noni fruit “is so full of nutrition that not only is it a health tonic for anyone who is not well, but also for those who are in good health,” says healthy-food advocate Cheryl Marsters.

Henry reunion draws crowd of 120

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Aitutaki was the venue for this year’s Henry family reunion, which was attended by about 120 people.

Population figures remain uncertain

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Preliminary 2016 census results show a decrease of two per cent in the Cook Islands population compared to the 2011 census.

Population loss on Mangaia is the theme for a photographic exhibition at the National Museum which starts this week. 

Fundraising first for ‘op shop’

Tuesday January 16, 2018

The SPCA opportunity shop’s primary role is to raise much-needed funds for animal health and care.

Mango season has slow start

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Longer periods of humidity this year may have had an impact on the mango season, says Ministry of Agriculture senior extension officer Brian Tairea.

A trip back in time to when Rarotonga was first settled many centuries ago is portrayed in a light, entertaining and interactive trip through museum-like huts around the Te Vara Nui village in Muri.

Three visitors to Rarotonga faced excess breath alcohol charges when they appeared in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.

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