Shar van Leeuwen

Shar van Leeuwen

Clam thieves strike again

Wednesday August 29, 2018

Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old, have been stolen from their shells at the Tikioki ecotourism reserve in Muri. 

When I boarded the Raro Reef Sub Marine Life Eco Tour one Friday morning recently, I expected to see plenty of fish.

Church celebrates our culture

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Celebration Church celebrated the culture of the Cook Islands at their annual “Te Atua Mou” service on Sunday. 

A new legal aid system is now available to women involved in domestic violence relating to children.

T&M Heather celebrate 50 years

Monday August 27, 2018

A company which has made a huge contribution to the development of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands celebrated its 50th year in business on Friday night.

The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.

Museum brings our history alive

Saturday August 25, 2018

A story in the London Gazette published on August 26, 1768, read: “This afternoon at 2 o’clock HIS MAJESTY’S Bark Endeavour, with a fair wind behind her, weighed anchor and set sail for the South pacific Island of Tahiti”.

Church celebrates culture

Saturday August 25, 2018

The second annual Te Atua Mou Dance, drumming and song cultural event will be held this weekend at the Celebration Church, opposite the airport.

Campaign to desex 800 dogs

Friday August 24, 2018

A pilot programme for the Pacific is being launched in the Cook Islands with the aim of desexing at least 800 dogs.

Thousands of books will be sent from Rarotonga to other islands in the southern group after Cook Islands Library and Museum volunteers have sorted and repackaged them.

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