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Articles by Anneka Brown

Avana Point 'national reserve'

Tuesday 27 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

There’s a call to government to buy out the lease from the wealthy New Zealander building a big house on historic Avana Point, and turn the headland into a national reserve.

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Body of work: Tattooist Hinano Wearing

Monday 26 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Art

Even though she sits hunched over and holding the same position for 6 hours a day, Hinano Wearing says tattooing doesn’t feel like a job.


Australia's fortune is Raro's

Wednesday 21 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

When Australian nurse Nicole Brown came to Rarotonga for a holiday, she fell in love with the country. Now, she has been fundraising to donate medical supplies to the local community.

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Pacific Islands Forum- The end of the world

Saturday 17 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

On Funafuti, the prison inmates prepare the Prime Minister’s breakfast in his big house with its own satellite dish, while down the road people sleep outside with barely a cent to their names. Anneka Brown goes to the end of the road in the sinking island at the end of the earth.

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Pacific Islands Forum: Puna calls for unity on climate change

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna endorsed the opening statement from Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at the Climate Change Sautalaga where he appealed to Australia to do everything possible to achieve a rapid transition from coal to energy sources that do not contribute to climate change.

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Pacific Islands Forum- Call to secure health of shared ocean

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Cook Islander Teina Mackenzie has called for Pacific Island Leaders to support a 10-year moratorium on seabed mining and is asking them to prioritize the health of Pacific communities and recognise values beyond economic gain.

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Pacific Islands Forum- Cooks' 'seasoned guru' leads climate talks

Tuesday 13 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga praised ‘seasoned guru’ Henry Puna in yesterday’s Small Island Developing States meeting.

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Detained man's children appeal for his release

Thursday 8 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Tannielle McHugh, daughter of detained Edward McHugh, says she feels helpless and all she can do is spread the word of her father’s unique case.

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New contract brings cable project closer

Wednesday 7 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Technology

Avaroa Cable Ltd has announced the signing of a $1.2m supply contract with Australia’s Data Exchange Network to provide the Cook Islands with two state-of-the-art cable landing stations for the Manatua Cable.

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A mast-erplan

Saturday 3 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Construction company Raroweld has been commissioned to dismantle the Matavera Mast.

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Mauke's 'magical' book house opens

Friday 2 August 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Outer Islands

Bookwork June Hosking used to hate reading, now she’s opened a library.

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Growing calls for an animal welfare law

Monday 29 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Without legislative powers it’s very difficult to try and help the animals in the Cooks, says outgoing SPCA manager Tony Jamieson.

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A honeymoon miracle

Saturday 27 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

A local diver has saved a couple’s honeymoon – and quite possibly their marriage!

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A wheely good cause

Friday 26 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

This is Ashtonn Fisher. He’s 18-months-old and he’s sitting pretty in one of four new wheelchairs donated to Rarotonga Hospital.

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History and hurt no hurdle to netballers' gold medal

Wednesday 24 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Netball

The Cook Islands netball team made history at the Pacific Games. After 28 years of defeats, the netball team finally took home gold in a close game against Tonga.


Ketch of the day

Friday 19 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Traffic ground to a halt throughout Avarua yesterday, as a 16-metre Formosa ketch made its way slowly through town.

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Freedom from hunger and thirst

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Local photographer Melanie Cooper has sparked concern and outrage after this weekend posting pictures of a bull tangled with a tree stump, which she said was left without food and water for three days.

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Govt powerless in row over livestock welfare

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Cattle owner says he feeds and waters his animals and takes them to the vet if they’re hurt.

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Under the sea, over the sea

Saturday 13 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Technology

If the Cook Islands goes forward with seabed exploration Rima Browne would be on the front line.

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Climate change and El Niño coult combine in perfect storm

Friday 12 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

Scientists warn the Cook Islands and equatorial Pacific region face new extremes of weather.

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