Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Dog desexing project on target

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Just three weeks into a programme aimed at desexing 800 dogs, over 147 dogs had been desexed by Monday of this week.

Aussies hear about our weather, live

Tuesday September 18, 2018

SUNRISE weather presenter Sam Mac from Australia’s 7 News was in Rarotonga earlier this month to broadcast live weather reports as part of a tourism promotion.

Cookbook focuses on fresh local food

Tuesday September 18, 2018

 “We did not realise when we decided on (producing) a cookbook, that it could be so useful for so many people”, says Edith Tangaroa of her Tereora College group’s project, which was runner-up in the Dragons Den Young Enterprise Scheme competition recently.

The tree of life could be in danger if a fast spreading beetle comes to the Cook Islands.

‘Forgotten’ war heroes celebrated

Monday September 17, 2018

Long after World War Two finished, many war heroes continued fighting their own battle - to be recognised as part of the New Zealand armed services.

Old home tells long family history

Saturday September 15, 2018

Restoring a 115-year-old family home in Arorangi has been a labour of love for Rangipiri Kelly.

Students dress up for literacy week

Saturday September 15, 2018

Apii Avarua’s 500 students dressed up as their favourite literary characters, filling the National Auditorium grounds with colour and laughter for their literacy week finale.

Language book is drawing interest

Friday September 14, 2018

Tereora College Dragons Den Young Enterprise Scheme winners were selling their book Rarotongan Basic Phrase Book at the school’s trade day yesterday.

A unique package of bed linen for single and queen-sized beds with matching pillow slips was launched by the Raro Comfort team, at the college trade day on Thursday.

Descendants unveil WW1 veteran’s grave

Thursday September 13, 2018

The unveiling of the grave of World War One veteran, husband and father Polinahe Alapai, took place on Tuesday.

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