Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Powerful show has sad message

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Mangaia is one of the most beautiful islands in the Pacific, but its population is declining. This is the strong message behind Fe’ena Syme-Buchanan’s photographic exhibition at the Cook Islands National Museum which opened on Friday.

Relief doctors plan to return

Monday January 22, 2018

Relief doctors, who have been helping at Rarotonga hospital over the Christmas period are set to leave the island this month, but are planning to return here for good once they have completed their studies.

AITUTAKI-BORN Dr Teokotai Maea has taken a permanent position as the new anaesthetist at the Rarotonga Hospital, after graduating from the University of Fiji with a Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia.

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.

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