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Raro dogs need Raro people

Monday 23 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The new SPCA boss had to leave her dog Leo in Australia – but when she started her job, she met a small brown Raro dog who melted her heart. Anneka Brown meets Deb Ramage and Manea.

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Fishing boat runs aground on Rutaki reef

Sunday 22 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

An Ocean Fresh fishing vessel the MV Wairau was grounded on the reef in Rutaki yesterday morning.

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Atiu byelection Still in dispute before court

Sunday 22 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Young Cook Islands politician Te-Hani Brown has lodged an application to oppose the Democratic Party’s appeal of the Atiu by-election.


Schools welcome peace torch

Thursday 19 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The Sri Chinmoy peace torch runners have been visiting schools around the island to spread a wish for world peace.

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Unhappy neighbours build 6m fence

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Turangi beach is rough with coral rocks; it doesn’t have the calm blue of Muri lagoon, but its rugged peace brings its own beauty and a glorious view of the horizon.

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Purse seine fishing under review

Wednesday 18 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Cook Islands Government and the European Union are conducting a review of the purse seining fisheries agreement, due to be renewed this year.

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Big vessels 'steal' fish from Cooks

Saturday 14 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The Cook Islands have been called on to help reform Pacific trans-shipment problems and illicit fishing in our ocean.

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Golf and raffle fund Atiu appeal

Friday 13 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

The Democratic party are fundraising to pay for their court appeal on the Atiu petition.


Dead pig highlights absence of livestock protections

Thursday 12 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

After years in which government has promised an animal welfare law to protect dogs, cats and livestock from neglect and mistreatment, the plans have been shelved.

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Muri sewage report drives pursuit of clean treatment

Friday 6 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

There’s new hope for both the lagoon and ocean, with a proposal that Muri’s treated sewage could be dispersed on land in the valley behind Turangi.

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'Passionate' environment officer denies debris claim

Thursday 5 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The National Environment Service has hit back at claims they told accommodation owners to throw rubbish back into the ocean.

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Waste crisis as landfill hits capacity

Thursday 5 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The Cook Islands rubbish dump in the hills above Aorangi is overflowing with waste and the country is anxious to find an alternative.

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Glassie appeals by-election loss

Thursday 5 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

The Demos are going to the Court of Appeal in a new bid to overturn the result of the Atiu by-election.

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'We want whales to continue to visit the Cook Islands'

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

Cook Islands’ renowned whale expert Nan Hauser is calling for greater awareness around whale protection in the hope of developing legal protections.

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Behind scenes with MPs

Monday 2 September 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Politics

Democratic Party members will be better prepared after undertaking a workshop to understand their roles as Parliamentarians of the Cook Islands.

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Secret donor shades turtles

Saturday 31 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

New turtle society Te Ara O Te Onu, is making headway with turtle research in Rarotonga with a goal to find out what the turtle population looks like in our waters.

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Accused 'healer' wants to come home

Friday 30 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

A “faith healer” charged with indecently assaulting a female patient has asked to be allowed to return home to Cook Islands.

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Water agency: 'We want people to know we exist'

Thursday 29 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Cook Islander Adrian Teotahi designed a new To Tatou Vai logo to give identity to the island’s water authority.

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Plan to ban tourists from risky passage

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

A proposed ra’ui on the Ava’avaroa passage to ban all activity is looming over tour operators.


Owners told: List Avana Pt as heritage site

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The owners who leased land at Avana Point to a wealthy expat have been encouraged to register the historic site for protection.


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