Nooapii Tearea was appointed as the new ombudsman for a term of three years and was sworn in at a special ceremony held at the Cook Islands Parliament last week.
The ripples of war and death have softened in the 100 years since the end of World War I and have transformed into rings of love and friendship between the people of Belgium and Cook Islands.
A 21-year-old man has died in a road crash at the seawall in Nikao in the early hours of yesterday morning. The deceased suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot of the accident.
James Talbot is on a difficult track along the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand as he continues to make his way to Wellington.
Inmates at the Arorangi Prison received about $2000 of linen consisting of towels, sheets, pillows, pillow protectors, bath robes and mattress protectors from the Pacific Resort kitchen staff yesterday.
For the past five years, Pacific Resort has run a community outreach programme where each department decides whom will receive their donations.
Luther Zainy, head chef at the resort approached minister Angene to inquire what items they could donate to the inmates.
Zainy said he hopes the inmates will have a good night’s sleep with the linen they have gifted, have good thoughts and maybe this will help out with their rehabilitation.
“We are a small community; we continue to give to the
Angene said he is thankful to Zainy and the Pacific resort kitchen department for selecting the Arorangi Prison as the recipient of the hotels March donation.
In the past the Teimurimotia Fire Rescue station, Creative Centre, Takitumu and Rutaki schools are only a few who have benefited from the generosity of the Pacific Resort community outreach programme.
To coincide with the Mana Tiaki week from April 1 Cook Islands Tourism with their partners have organised a Green Expo at the Discover Marine and Wildlife Eco Centre in Arorangi on Wednesday April 3 from 9am.