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21 September 2021

Articles by Alana Musselle

Vandals target Apii Arorangi

Thursday 23 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Crime, National

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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Basketballers step up for the big bounce

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Basketball, Sports

Week six of the Avaiki Basketball Tournament took place on Wednesday last week with more heat seen on the courts as the semi-final and final games are approaching quickly - set to take place this week and next.

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Youth build skills at business workshops

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, Local, National

Youth have been given a lending hand in overcoming the challenges of going into business.

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Group sets out to improve the rights of those with disabilities

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, Local, National

A massive project dedicated to reviewing and improving the rights of persons with disabilities in the Cook Islands is being taken on by co-founders of Kia Orana Collective, Amy Kainuku and Claire Wilson.

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Defending champions retain Nutters Run titles

Tuesday 21 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Fifteen crazy fit ‘nutters’ crossed the finish line after taking part in the challenging and reportedly quite slippery ‘Nutters Run’ yesterday afternoon.

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Cleaning up the world, one island at a time

Saturday 18 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

Helping hands all over Rarotonga gathered together yesterday to give the island a tidying up and participate in the global Clean Up the World Day.

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Govt ‘discussing’ possible Christchurch-Raro flights

Friday 17 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

With the date for the re-opening of the country’s borders to New Zealand hanging uncertainly in the air, talk of possible flights to Rarotonga from New Zealand’s Covid-free South Island has sparked the interest of tourism stakeholders.

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Border closure leaves vendors with piles of produce

Thursday 16 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Economy, Local, National

Scenes from the quiet streets of Rarotonga as borders remain closed.


Students reach for excellence in maths

Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

The Ministry of Education is excited to continue to celebrate the development and excellence of mathematics in the Cook Islands through the use of a first ever Mathematics Expo.

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Group seeks to draw attention to environmental concerns

Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

A new community group that emphasises a self-help, proactive approach to village initiatives is focused on the people, land and sea of Ngatangiia and will be formalised today.


Cooks join ‘Clean up the World Day’ campaign

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Environment, National

The National Environment Service (NES) is encouraging the public to get creative in their participation of this year’s ‘Clean up the World Day’ this Friday – whether that be through recycling, tree planting, or showing their support towards an environmental community project.

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Nukutere readies for Gala event

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Nukutere College will host its ever-popular Gala event this Friday and are looking forward to hosting the public for a night of fun, food and fellowship.


The Hyphen Family

Monday 13 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

A small local family of three are using social media and their growing YouTube channel to inspire young parents around the country to overcome ‘judgmental looks and treatment’, creating fun, entertaining memories along the way.

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Now or never

Saturday 11 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The senior A grade rugby finalists, the Tupapa Panthers and the Arorangi Bears are sticking by the term ‘champions adapt’, as they get ready to battle in today’s domestic rugby union competition final which was postponed last week due to poor weather.


A Marvel-ous DC-play of fictional characters for Literacy Week

Saturday 11 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Well-known and loved fictional characters were brought to life on Friday by primary school students from all over the island. Princesses, ogres, superheroes and ‘mad hatters’ turned up to school as students celebrated Literacy Week, dressing up as their favourite characters.


SPCA looking to arrange ‘staycations’ for their dogs

Friday 10 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The SPCA Cook Islands is proposing an idea that will allow their many homeless dogs to take a break from the shelter and have a taste of what it’s like to be part of a family, even for just a weekend.

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Malo e lelei – Creative Centre celebrates Tongan Language Week

Thursday 9 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Members of the Creative Centre welcomed friends and supporters with a friendly ‘Malo e lelei’ yesterday to celebrate Tongan Language Week.

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Cops strengthen digital platform with new crime fighting weapons

Thursday 9 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

The Transnational Crime Unit (TCU) team at the Cook Islands Police Service was given a boost with an upgrade of technical support on Wednesday, taking delivery of new computers in a short ceremony.

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Young basketballers stay on game

Wednesday 8 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Basketball, Sports

A list of promising young basketball players are continuing to show their growing potential as the Avaiki Basketball Tournament which has been running for four weeks now progresses.

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Autism Cook Islands classes gain momentum

Wednesday 8 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Local, National

Autism Cook Islands Saturday gymnastics classes are gaining momentum with clear progress being seen every week.

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