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Whale washes up in lagoon

Monday June 18, 2018

The body of a five metre-long Cuvier’s beaked whale which washed ashore in the lagoon off Vaimaanga late yesterday morning attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers as it was cut up for later examination.

Whichever party has won the general election, veteran Democratic Party politician Ngamau Munokoa hopes they will govern with honesty and ensure everyone works together for the good of the people of the Cook Islands.

Baker ousts DPM

Friday June 15, 2018

A delighted Nooroa Baker couldn’t contain his delight and excitement after defeating deputy prime minister Teariki in provisional results for yesterday’s election.

Demo spokesman loses out

Friday June 15, 2018

Another surprise loser in yesterday’s general election was Murienua MP and Democratic Party economic spokesman, James Beer.

Archaeologists working on a study of the centuries-old Ara Nui o Toi or Ara Metua (known to locals as “the back road”) have received funding to continue the project for another three years.

In the lead up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: Would your party charge the general public for reticulated water on Rarotonga? If so, how much?

The authority for immigration officers to refuse visitors entry into the country, as happened in the case of a motorcycle gang member on May 29, was made possible by parliament legislating in December last year an amendment to Section 9 of the Cook Islands Entry Residence and Departure Act (ERD) 1971/1972.

Week six of the Solid Waste Management committee has brought disappointing results, with a WATSAN spokesperson commenting that long weekends seem to bring out the worst in people.

Tupapa Maraerenga independent candidate Teresa Manarangi Trott says the Cook Islands has always followed New Zealand medical programmes.

The Outlaws motorcycle gang member who was refused entry to the Cook Islands late last month was intercepted as part of a joint effort from New Zealand authorities and the Pacific Transnational Crimes Coordination Unit based in Samoa, says principal immigration officer Kairangi Samuela.

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