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Articles by Anneka Brown

Stink! Curing Raro dogs' Raro worms

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Because Rarotonga is reliant on visiting volunteer vets, sometimes there is nobody on the island qualified to help sick and injured animal. That’s why Te Are Manu is appealing for public help.

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Artwork hewn from the earth of the island

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Art

It’s all about the form, flow and following the lines, says sculptor Brent Holly.


Training to save lives in the water

Tuesday 9 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Deaths and injuries: ‘It’s not a matter of if, but when.’

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Solar eclipse a 'joy' to see

Wednesday 3 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

Rarotonga had a perfect view of the partial solar eclipse yesterday.

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7.52am: Partial eclipse off the chart

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

As a half-masked sun rose today, resorts in Muri and on Rarotonga’s east coast were this morning letting their guests know where to watch the eclipse.

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Dark day

Saturday 29 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

Once, solar eclipses caught ancient cultures unaware; they fled terrified, believing they’d angered the gods. Now astronomers can predict them – and those with enough money pursue an eclipse around the planet.

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Police called to stand-off with 'wealthy' club

Friday 28 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Takeaways operator says she’s just a young entrepreneur trying to get a start. But she didn’t pay her bills.

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Motorbikes parked in cemetery for fallen heroes

Thursday 27 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The Returned Services Association is among those clamping down on motorists, as parking heats up as an issue in Rarotonga.

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Students combat bullying

Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Bullying is one of students’ greatest concerns in their first year at high school.

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Market hut rents are set to double

Tuesday 25 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Small vendors at the Punanga Nui Market are wary of a proposed rent increase.

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Battling a blaze in live drill

Monday 24 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

About 50 local firefighters took part in a live fire exercise at the Rarotonga Airport area on Saturday morning.

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Telcos must step up to make new cable work

Saturday 22 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Technology

Concerns have been raised about the impacts of a new submarine internet cable on fishing and the marine environment.


'Marvels of night skies in paradise

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Weather

Cooks tourism should capitalise on eclipse and stargazing. Next month’s solar eclipse will draw astronomy enthusiasts to the Pacific Ocean south of the Cook Islands and French Polynesia.

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Undersea cable ends monopoly

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Technology

Concerns about the cost of internet services and the seafloor environmental impact dogged those preparing to roll out access to the Manatua Cable, at a public meeting in Avarua yesterday.


Plastic waste from far away polluting atolls and motu of the Cooks

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

Oceanic plastic pollution and industrial fishing gear is a nightmare for nesting sea turtles in Penrhyn, says zoologist Dr Michael White.

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Girl saves the life of a kukupa fledgling

Friday 7 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

Cook Islands’ most colourful native bird, the kukupa, will always be held close to the hearts of the Rarotonga and Atiu communities – and one young Rarotonga girl has proved it.

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Urgent call to stop tourists disturbing turtles

Thursday 6 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

‘Rarotonga is now lost to turtles’ Rarotonga is “lost” as a turtle nesting site – but the battle is on to save their habitats in other islands.

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Opera singers wow local crowd

Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The National Auditorium dome came alive on Friday night as 10 talented Pasifika Opera singers put on a moving performance to mark a decade of the BCI Opera in Rarotonga.

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Call for compromise on turtle tours

Saturday 1 June 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Environment

The Titikaveka community and lagoon tour operators are being urged to compromise and work together on safe commercial activity in the Avaavaroa passage.

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Pasifika Opera stars in Rarotonga

Thursday 30 May 2019 | Written by Anneka Brown | Published in Local

The amazing voices of Pasifika Opera singers will grace the Cook Islands once again.

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