Shae Osborne

Shae Osborne

An organisation that provides vital support for the victims of domestic violence has come forward to let Rarotonga locals know, “We are here and we are open”.

Good turnout at disaster workshop

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Representatives of the Cook Islands government, the New Zealand High Commission, the Japanese Embassy in New Zealand, members of the public and the private sector were among the 44 people who attended a disaster response workshop on Rarotonga on Monday.

No burglaries or thefts were reported last weekend – a notable improvement on some recent weekends.

A man whose marijuana was stolen entered a Kavera property armed with a knife in an attempt to confront the alleged drug thief and deter others from helping themselves, the High Court was told last week.

A charge of assault on a female landed Trevor Tiro with 12 months’ probation when he appeared in the Avarua High Court before JP Carmen Temata on Wednesday last week.

A young offender, was granted a discharge without conviction after pleas for leniency in the Avarua High Court last week.

A sitting of three Justices of the Peace in the Avarua High Court last week granted two discharges without convictions - an unusual occurrence for court hearings on Rarotonga.

Two local animal welfare organisations have joined forces in an attempt to address animal wellbeing and safety in the Cook Islands.

Flocks of event-goers flooded the National Auditorium despite horrible weather during the opening night of Te Maeva Nui 2017 on Monday.

A dangerous driver who was convicted of careless driving causing injury last week, has encountered large financial penalties during prosecution on account of the emotional harm and distress he caused the victim.

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