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Three men were set to appear for sentencing in front of Justice of the Peace Bernice Manarangi at the High Court on Thursday, having already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including assault on a female, assaulting a police officer and breaching probation.

Picton Castle back in home port

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The Cook Islands-registered sailing vessel Picton Castle has returned to her official home port of Avatiu in Rarotonga this week, some three years after her last visit here in 2015.

There were tearful embraces and red-rimmed eyes aplenty at the departure of the Nivaga III for Pukapuka, Nassau, Rakahanga and Penrhyn yesterday – but also smiles, laughter and happy faces too.

CI-born Kiwi looking to connect

Monday August 20, 2018

A New Zealand woman who was born in the Cook Islands almost 56 years ago left when she was two and recently returned for the first time to “make some memories”.

NZ disaster team visits

Saturday August 18, 2018

A disaster management team from New Zealand has spent the past week in Rarotonga training staff at the New Zealand High Commission (NZHC) and meeting with some of their counterparts in the Cook Islands government.

Pukapuka freight costs ‘not on’

Saturday August 18, 2018

Pukapuka-Nassau MP Tingika Elikana says the high cost of freighting goods from Rarotonga to Pukapuka is “just not on” and he would like to look at the option of freighting goods from Samoa or Tokelau instead.

Male in court on 11 charges

Friday August 17, 2018

An individual facing 11 separate charges was one of 22 cases brought before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams at the courthouse yesterday.

An unveiling for two ariki

Thursday August 16, 2018

A special double unveiling took place for two Rongomatane Ariki in the Ngati Makea royal burial grounds at Taputapuatea on Tuesday afternoon.

Multi-vehicle smash in Tupapa

Thursday August 16, 2018

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in court today after the car he was driving struck three vehicles in a series of accidents in Tupapa on Tuesday morning.

The Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre in Atupa, which closed its doors last October, will soon be reopening according to whale researcher Nan Hauser.

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