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John Dunn: Helmets really are a no-brainer

Thursday 27 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: After working in hospital emergency wards, surgeon John Dunn knows well the cost of not wearing helmets. Mamas, papas and mokopuna are just as vulnerable to serious brain damage as drunk speedsters, he says.


Illegal drugs are smuggled in marked 'medicine' – Demos

Thursday 27 February 2020 | Published in Local

It’s time authorities acknowledge there is a real hard drugs problem in Rarotonga, says Democratic Party police spokesperson Tamaiva Tuavera.


Jaewynn McKAY: Cook Islands' great leap of faith

Wednesday 26 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Unless you are particularly fond of your son’s current partner/girlfriend, it might pay to lock him up this Saturday!


Norman George: A tribute to famed explosive experts and top educators

Tuesday 25 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: There is gloomy melancholy when remembering past contributors and nation builders. They are the quiet ones who shun publicity and praise. Norman George remembers those who left a giant impact on this nation.


Triathletes ready to battle

Tuesday 25 February 2020 | Published in Other Sports

The annual Aroa Vegeland Men’s Triathlon will be held this Saturday.


Cooks lawn bowler strong

Monday 24 February 2020 | Published in Other Sports

Twenty-two-year-old lawn bowls prodigy Aidan Zittersteyn put on a consistent showing in a tournament in New Zealand this weekend.


'A mountain that has stood firmly for us'

Monday 24 February 2020 | Published in Economy

Consul-General Rosie Blake marked her retirement this weekend with a call to unity among Cook Islands and Pacific peoples.


Ruth Mave: One-hit wonder diets not the answer

Monday 24 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: From eating kangaroos to eating cookies, Google offers 59 million diet solutions – but none is the real answer to our obesity problem.


Students combat drink-driving

Monday 24 February 2020 | Published in Education

Grown-ups may be slow to change their dangerous drink-drive habits – but young Cook Islanders are stepping up and taking responsibility.


National kayakers impress

Saturday 22 February 2020 | Published in Paddling

The two Canoe and Kayak Cook Islands teams who competed in prestigious events in Australia and New Zealand have returned with good results.


Moana Moeka'a: Everything begins at home: take the keys from your kids

Friday 21 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Decrease the blood alcohol limit to zero. People can still have a good time. It's just that you can't drive afterwards.


Local backing for World Long Drive champion

Thursday 20 February 2020 | Published in Other Sports

World Long Drive champion Cook Islander Phillis Meti is continuing her partnership with a local resort.


Jaewynn McKay: Helmet law scope gives me headache

Wednesday 19 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Flimsy helmets for sale locally would offer very little protection when falling off a motorbike travelling at speed.


Kata: PMs trips

Tuesday 18 February 2020 | Published in Kata


Ruth Mave: Cutting hair removes the strength and mana of a child

Monday 17 February 2020 | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Children are special, unique and deserve respect. These aspects should rate higher in importance than their hairstyle, writes Ruth Mave.


Kata: Helmet Law

Monday 17 February 2020 | Published in Kata


The Bond story wine match: Wine fit for a king

Saturday 15 February 2020 | Published in Weekend

Wine: The Kings Thorn Pinot Gris Vintage: 2017 Region: Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, NZ


Patricia Barton: Something just a little fishy

Saturday 15 February 2020 | Published in Weekend

They say the key to a healthy diet is to eat fresh. We are so blessed in the Cook Islands with a bounty of fresh fish, locally grown turmeric, so many varieties of chillies, fresh coconut cream, home grown tomatoes from the pots on my balcony; so a fish curry it had to be.


Kata: Pukapuka/ Nassau Civil Service

Saturday 15 February 2020 | Published in Kata


Kata: teacher qualifications

Friday 14 February 2020 | Published in Kata


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