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Age is no barrier for generosity

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Sometimes, a simple act of generosity can have far-reaching and life altering effects. That’s certainly the case for Lachlann Muhl who at just 14 years old saved the lives of four individuals – one being eight month old Dominic Joseph-Kura, a young Cook Islands boy.

New Zealand’s top female enduro rider is taking time out of her fast paced, adrenaline fuelled life and is offering her services as a vet to the Esther Honey animal clinic.

Assault earns five months’ jail

Tuesday November 07, 2017

A man described as a recidivist offender was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison during last week’s criminal court session.

A visiting couple ended their Rarotonga holiday in the Avarua High Court last week, when one of them received a criminal conviction and $300 worth of fines.

Raro experience in song and sound

Tuesday October 31, 2017

A group of final year interactive composition students from Melbourne University was on Rarotonga last week, participating in a programme that immersed them in Cook Islands culture.

Minor offences and traffic infringements dominated proceedings at Wednesday’s criminal court session in the Avarua High Court last week.

Coconut tree smash earns $100 fine

Sunday October 29, 2017

A local man charged with careless driving after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car and hit a coconut tree, was convicted and fined $100 when he appeared before Justice of the Peace John Whitta on Wednesday.

Bike smash wrecks romantic holiday

Friday October 27, 2017

A romantic tropical holiday ended badly for an Australian couple this week, after an accident landed one in hospital, and the other in the police cells. 

Education the key to change

Friday October 27, 2017

Punanga Tauturu (PTI) coordinator Rebeka Buchanan says it’s time local people became more educated about the high rate of domestic violence in the Cook Islands.

Nine charges earn two years in jail

Wednesday October 25, 2017

A local man facing nine charges was sentenced to two years in prison when he appeared before a panel of three Justices of the Peace in the Avarua High Court last Wednesday.

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