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Yesterday’s front page news story highlighting the presence of a Quasi-Christian sect currently on Rarotonga has caused a stir in religious quarters — with people questioning the organisation’s unconventional beliefs.

A QUASI-CHRISTIAN organisation claiming to represent ‘God the Mother’ is in the Cook Islands preaching their brand of religion under the cover of a volunteer environmental project.

Thefts growing

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Theft on the island has been a growing concern for the community, with countless posts on local Facebook page, Rarotonga Community and Beyond urging residents to lock their doors and secure their valuables.

Moving past a personal battle of self-contrition and the consuming questions of ‘why’ and ‘what if’, a mother of 16-year-old boy who committed suicide in August last year has realised not enough is being done to prevent suicide in the Cook Islands. Memory Mills sat down with CI News reporter Shae Osborne to discuss the complex and confronting issues of teen suicide.

Seven youths graduated from Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) last week as part of a programme that catered to troubled and at-risk youth.

Drug-accused denied suppression

Thursday July 20, 2017

The integrity of the “open court” was emphasised in the Avarua High Court last week, when a young defendant pleaded for name suppression on account of her professional boxing career and the embarrassment the publicity of her offence would bring to her future.

It’s a daily sight on Rarotonga: Crowds of people lined up on the seawall footpath, gazing expectantly into the distance for the first glimpse of an approaching airliner.

Cook Islands Justice of the High Court Colin Doherty will preside over a wide range of criminal and civil court cases for the next two weeks.

Government and non-government organisations from the Cook Islands and New Zealand joined forces last week at the first mental health and well-being stakeholders meeting.

For most people, running into a massive clump of smelly intestinal gunk jettisoned from a whale’s bottom isn’t exactly the best way to end a perfect day at the beach. But for those in the know, it could be like winning the lottery.

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