Losirene Lacanivalu

Losirene Lacanivalu

A home away from home

Saturday August 22, 2020

They had a dream. The Cook Islands community in Queensland wanted their children to have the same chances as everyone else – and that meant finding a way to nurture them economically and culturally. 

Research in Aitutaki lagoon could change the way dive and snorkel tour operators entice fish around the world. 

New rash of chickenpox cases widens

Saturday August 22, 2020

Cook Islands does not immunise against chickenpox, unlike New Zealand and other countries.

One of the two people involved in an altercation a week ago has been given interim name suppression by the High Court.

OPINION: This is an urgent appeal for leaders to face up to the creative, courageous and often unpopular decisions necessary to address Covid’s economic impacts.

New Tourism Industry Council president Liana Scott says the road ahead is filled with anxiety, but pulling together is what will get everyone through. 

Rash of chickenpox case

Friday August 21, 2020

Some children kept home to protect baby siblings, as chickenpox hits Takitumu school. 

Since the border had closed, Te Are Manu clinic and its three- and four-legged patients have been surviving with very limited stocks of medications.

A 44-year-old father has been jailed for two months, for what the judge called a “poor decision”.

Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC has warned a 19-year-old teenager to comply with his probation conditions or face jail.

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