Shae Osborne

Shae Osborne

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.

Penalties totalling $530,000 have been imposed on fishing companies caught breaking compliance laws.

A fishing competition that has been organised to honour a stalwart of the Cook Islands Fishing Club gets underway this week.

An eight-time traffic offender ran out of second chances in the Avarua High Court last week. Ngatokorua Tonorio was the first of more than 44 cases before Justice of the Peace, Georgina Williams in Thursday’s court session – appearing for sentencing after earlier pleading guilty to a charge of refusal to undergo a breathalyser test. 

High Court a hive of activity

Wednesday June 28, 2017

The Avarua High Court was a hive of activity this week, with more than 24 criminal court cases appearing before Justice of the Peace, Bernice Manarangi, in Thursday’s court session.

A number of police officers visited young children last week at Apii Nikao School.

CITC has safe sunscreens

Monday June 26, 2017

Cook Islands Trading Corporation says it is continually looking at ways to reduce the impact its products have on the environment.

Holiday-makers enticed to escape the chilly depths of the New Zealand winter and instead soak up the sun in Rarotonga, are surprisingly being urged to leave their sunblock at home.

Yoga enthusiasts in the Cook Islands and all around the world; stretched, twisted and downward dogged in unity yesterday for International Yoga Day.

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