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Assaults bring suspended sentence

Monday October 16, 2017

A young man was granted a suspended sentence in the Avarua High Court last week after pleading guilty to two assault charges.

Girl Guides mark 89th birthday

Monday October 16, 2017

Girl Guides will be out in full force this Sunday to celebrate 89 years of Guiding in the Cook Islands.

Teen faces wounding charge

Friday October 13, 2017

A teenager who was sent to Rarotonga in an attempt to put him “on the straight and narrow” is being charged with two charges of wounding with intent to injure and may be facing jail time.

Opportunity opens for vet nurse study

Thursday October 12, 2017

A lecturer at the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing in New Zealand has been working alongside new Rarotonga veterinary clinic Te Are Manu in an effort get them some help from volunteer New Zealand vet nurses.

A man facing charges of common assault and assault with intent to injure has been declared a flight risk.

Punanga Tauturu coordinator Rebeka Buchanan has visited Atiu in a bid to address social issues including domestic violence, family disputes, depression, youth offending, and mental health.

Dog attack highlights issue

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Another dog attack on livestock has raised concerns over Rarotonga’s ongoing issue with wandering dogs.

A local woman who injured her ankle while trekking to the Needle on Te Rua Manga was rescued by a team of police officers and volunteers on Saturday evening.

Without that, these kids go through life with an attitude that “nobody loves me” and “nobody cares”. It’s dangerous and it’s not healthy.

The Cook Islands Police Service has come under fire on social media after they used a Facebook post to try to locate a defendant on Thursday.

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