Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Plans to revive teachers’ union

Tuesday September 11, 2018

A teachers’ union meeting, to be held this Wednesday will be the first of its kind for many years.

The Ministry of Health’s new mobile health clinic bus will initially be used to bring a mobile clinic to Titikaveka.

Alanna makes most of Miss CI title

Monday September 10, 2018

Having a platform to share her passion for the environment has been one of the most positive outcomes of Alanna Matamaru Smith’s win in the 2017 Miss Cook Islands title.

Umu a hands-on experience

Friday September 07, 2018

It was all hands on deck and no-one was idle, or even wanted to be, when an umu was laid at Sunshine Mata George’s premises on Monday.

Ship safety course aims to save lives

Friday September 07, 2018

One man was down and being resuscitated when the captain of the Layar Mas 291 made the “abandon ship” call, due to an out-of-control fire in two containers.

Inspiring children to read and write is the focus of a visit to the Cook Islands by teacher and author David Riley.

The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Accreditation scheme plans to strengthen water safety standards for all members who offer water-based activities.

Taking a stand against plastic litter

Tuesday September 04, 2018

With up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean annually, to be ingested by sea life and birds, and then through the food chain, by man, more needs to be done about the problem of plastic litter, says Te Ara Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise director Stan Wolfgramm.

French “wwoofers” (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) Baptiste Castaner and Lucie Willemot are in Rarotonga doing volunteer work at Oasis Hydroponics in Tupapa, for two months as part of their world travels.

Pastor Ngarima George has embarked a one-man anti-smoking campaign at the Punanga Nui market.

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