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Rent holiday for market vendors

Punanga Nui Market vendors will receive a rent holiday beginning this week and lasting until the end of October.

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‘The message is very clear, there is a dog problem on Rarotonga’

The local veterinary clinic is continuing its effort to help control the dog population on Rarotonga with a de-sexing operation.


Vandals target Apii Arorangi

Vandals, who tried to break into an Apii Arorangi classroom, left a trail of destruction with broken glass louvers, raided gardens and obscene graffiti.


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Records fall at Round the Rock Relay

Fourteen teams took part in the annual Round the Rock Relay on Tuesday, in preparation for the 44th Round Rarotonga Road Race this Saturday.

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Champions remain on track

Defending champions Turangi and Matavera continue their strong start in the weekly Rarotonga Cricket Club competition picking up their second win last weekend.


Matavera faces uphill battle against table toppers Tupapa

Matavera-Ngatangiia will host Tupapa Maraerenga in the Islander senior women’s competition this afternoon at Takitumu School field.



KATA: Repatriation flights

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Props to those digging in at the coal face

Letters for Wednesday September 22, 2021

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LETTERS: Long-term solution for depopulation

Letters for Thursday September 23, 2021


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Salt in their blood - The story of early Cook Islanders at sea

Cook Islands sailors were highly respected for their seafaring skills. As competitors in Australian surf boat carnivals, they were unbeatable.


Rupe risk it for the biscuit

Native to the Cook Islands and across the Pacific, the Rupe is found on most southern group islands including Palmerston, and Pukapuka and Manihiki in the north.

Church Talk

CHURCHTALK: The parables of Jesus Christ

Those who understand the parables of Jesus are genuinely blessed. Not only do they gain the benefit of the spiritual truth illustrated, but they also display some measure of responsiveness to the Holy Spirit.


Covid lockdown leads to ‘Our little big trip’

A young New Zealand family’s plans for a worldwide trip is grounded before taking off due to Covid-19 lockdowns, bringing them to Rarotonga where they’re enjoying much comfort and stability.


Pacific Islands

In Brief: News from around the Pacific

Two day lockdown for vaccination begins in Samoa; Cooks extending subsidy; report critises Jakarta over West Papua; Niue MP finally getting vaccine and more...


Tonga King criticises parliament over illegal drug crisis

In Tonga, the King has again criticised Parliament, this time over what he sees as a lack of effort in combatting the drug threat, and a lack of accountability and communication on what the government's doing.


Thousands take part in Samoa mass Covid-19 vaccination drive

Today is the second and final day of lockdown in Samoa with health authorities going door to door to administer Covid-19 vaccines.

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Teaching them young

21 September 2021