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New voyage for Cook Is exploration of deep-sea nodules

Sunday 15 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The deep-sea harvesting of the Cook Island’s cobalt rich nodules isn’t expected to start operation for another five to six years.

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Big savings for Pa Enua in new online registry

Friday 13 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Outer Islands

The Ministry of Justice has launched a new online company registry – and dropped the registration fee from $130 to $75.


Telcom Bill poses challenges

Monday 9 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Although it may pose as challenging, delivering an effective telecommunications service within the Cook Islands is still viable.

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Water authorities agree to sign-off for chlorination

Saturday 7 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Government will apply for an environmental impact assessment for the long term disinfection of Rarotonga’s water supply, expected to be with chlorine.


New court bid to stop chemicals in water

Friday 6 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Leaders and landowners from six parts of Rarotonga have filed a court application to stop the proposed trial of poly-aluminium chloride to clean the water supply, and the use of chlorine to “shock dose” new pipes.

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UN tells MPs of responsibility to repeal same-sex crime law

Thursday 5 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

MPs ask for help to understand issues of criminalisation of same-sex relations.

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Mermaids claim netball title

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Netball

Only the fittest teams survived after a gruelling five day battle in the Netball in Paradise 2019 at Arorangi courts.


Turn-on is a turn-off

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Furious Matavera resident Renall Vogel joined anti-chemical group Te Vai Ora Maori yesterday to protest government turning on the taps of the new filtered water intakes.

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Govt turns on filtered water to homes

Saturday 30 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Te Mato Vai plans to switch on the first of its new water intakes on Monday.

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Money paid to contracting firm a 'lost cause'

Thursday 28 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

High Court hears CM Contracting is ‘hopelessly insolvent’, to dismay of growing list of creditors.

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Daycare centre closed after flooding

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

A daycare centre in Tupapa has experienced flooding for the seventh time this year.

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Environment leader joins Obama talks

Monday 25 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Barack and Michelle Obama to discuss progress and opportunities in the Pacific. Cook Islands environmental leader Jackie Rongo says she is humbled at being invited to join an Obama Foundation leadership programme.

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Prawn numbers decline – claim

Friday 22 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

An anti-chemicals activist claims prawn numbers have been depleted below the Turangi water intake, and he blames it on alleged contamination by Te Mato Vai workers.


Water cuts cause 'pain'

Friday 22 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Rarotonga residents will continue to face water cuts until remedial work to the new water pipelines is complete.


Taxpayer funds overseas training in 'package deal' for water authority boss

Friday 22 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Top-dollar directors’ course sets up water treatment expert Brent Manning for board seat.

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Three Demo MPs on select committee renounce the same-sex criminal ban

Wednesday 20 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Same-sex law reform hangs by a thread, as half the MPs from select committee deliberations say their decision was not final.


Water supply cuts anger families

Wednesday 20 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

To Tatou Vai authority warns upset residents of new supply cuts.


Hopes pinned on Constitution to sway committee

Saturday 16 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

There is an increasing weight of expert opinion warning that reinstating a criminal ban on same-sex relations would breach the human rights protections of the Cook Islands Constitution.

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No home by the sea

Thursday 14 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Tourism is a critical part of the Cook Islands economy but not everyone feels they benefit directly from the ever-growing industry.

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Bridge rebuild comes too late to save homes

Thursday 14 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Families and business owners are angry that they were flooded out while waiting for government to find money to rebuild the dangerous Avatiu bridge. Coverage by Anneka Brown and Melina Etches.

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