Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Travelling the world, thumbs out

Saturday September 01, 2018

Hitchhikers Lena Beier from Germany, Martyna Ksiazek from Poland and Cassandra Martin from London did not know each other before they met at the International Backpackers in Arorangi last week.

New Agriculture minister Rose Brown visited a number of agricultural establishments on Friday, including an organic fertiliser company, some schools, a hydroponic farm and vanilla orchard.

Prison service gets a new name

Saturday September 01, 2018

The Cook Islands prison and probation service will be renamed as a new agency, the Department of Corrective Services.

To deal with a recent case of chicken pox on the island Pa Teuraa mixed up a blend of noni leaves, chilli and cider vinegar. 

Resort reaches out to the community

Thursday August 30, 2018

A member of the Creative Centre is now working part time on work experience, at the Pacific Resort.

Design is in her blood, and weaving is her passion.

Met service has a say at Fiji meeting

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Met service director Arona Ngari earlier this month attended a weather conference in Fiji where he contributed to discussions on education training for Met Service personnel, particularly in the maritime and aviation industries.

Fudge always a firm favourite

Wednesday August 29, 2018

The Cooks Fudge Factory’s reputation often precedes them, and has spread possibly all the way around the world, as visitors come to buy the retail outlet’s indulgent treats.

Atiu journals gifted to island museum

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Atiu resident Roger Malcolm has handed over a set of 40 issues of the Atiu Journal to Mareta Atetu, Atiu's Tourism officer and keeper of the Atiu Museum and Library. 

Clam thieves strike again

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old, have been stolen from their shells at the Tikioki ecotourism reserve in Muri. 

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