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Articles by Anneka Brown

Where do the turtles come from?

Saturday 9 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Drive for new research to better understand endangered sea turtles, reports Anneka Brown.

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Families out of pocket as builder declared insolvent

Friday 8 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Company’s lawyer questions whether there will be much left for unsecured creditors. Anneka Brown investigates.

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Stephen Lyon's message to New Zealand: 'I'll be back'

Thursday 7 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

For the past year, Pacific Divers director Stephen Lyon has been being working towards the goal of becoming the New Zealand National Party candidate for the South Auckland electorate of Botany.

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MPs' consciences v human rights

Wednesday 6 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Churches and representatives of the gay and lesbian community have today explained their positions on criminalising same-sex relationships.

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'How many deaths will it take?'

Wednesday 6 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

A fifth motorcyclist death this year is driving new promises to make helmets compulsory.

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Runaway developer's firm faces claims

Tuesday 5 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

CM Contracting Ltd ‘giving building industry a bad name’.

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'A horrible way to end nine years'

Saturday 2 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

There are fears for the future of the Just Play children’s programme, after the unjustified dismissal of its renowned leader.

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Coming together 'like a tivaivai'

Friday 1 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Gallery Tavioni is set to exhibit a colourful mural inspired by Cook Islands motifs and tivaivai taore designs.

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'Mum's dream turned into a nightmare'

Friday 1 November 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Families claim construction company has failed to complete their homes – but company director says they should be judged on the 26 buildings they have completed.

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Cook Islands ranked 30th in Global Robotics Championship

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Technology

Cook Islands’ very first team to enter the FIRST Global Robotics Championship in Dubai have returned home with the 30th spot out of 189 competing countries.

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An 'emotional' WWI honour for families

Tuesday 29 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The final resting places of six war dead will be protected in perpetuity as Commonwealth War Graves – if they can be found. Anneka Brown and Jonathan Milne report.

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Safety commitment for fishing crews Protection on the high seas

Thursday 24 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Henry Puna has pledged to promote the implementation of a key fishing vessel safety treaty known as the Cape Town Agreement of 2012.

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Sun halo was storm warning

Saturday 19 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

A formation of a rare sun halo over Rarotonga this week stopped people and cars in the streets. Around Avarua, workers left their offices to turn their heads to the sky.

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PM's chief hits back: 'Fatal flaw'

Saturday 19 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Marae Moana head Jacqui Evans often disagreed with her government colleagues and policy, says the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Fresh calls against seabed mining

Wednesday 16 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The Democratic Party is supporting a call for a 10-year moratorium on any seabed mining activity because there are just too many unknowns about the seabed and long-term impact of mining it.


Powering the grid

Tuesday 15 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

With solar power’s shortcomings, the Cooks need more renewable energy options. This week a visiting expert discussed solutions like hydro and wind-power.

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Infrastructure boss's Edgewater dinner spending was 'oversight'

Tuesday 15 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Infrastructure Secretary Diane Charlie-Puna has been allowed to return to work after weeks of enforced leave.

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Whimper, not a roar, from Lyon

Saturday 12 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Cook Islands businessman Stephen Lyon’s tilt at a seat in the New Zealand Parliament looks to be over even before it began.

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World's worst road death rates drive new calls for helmet law

Saturday 12 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Four people have died as a result of road crashes this year, police say. They were all riding motorbikes – and none was wearing a helmet.

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Te-Hani's lecture on life as a politician

Thursday 10 October 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Te-Hani Brown is enjoying an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to talk about what it means to be a young MP – even though she was forced to quit Parliament.

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