To escape Auckland’s crazy weather and longing to come home, Davina Hosking-Ashford moved back to the Cook Islands three years ago with her husband and two children. They now put young Cook Islanders through university and run the Cook Islands Business Hub.
A 65-year-old traditional healer will be sentenced next week for putting his finger in the victim’s genitalia saying it was part of his therapy, describing it as ‘similar to a smear (test)’. Caleb Fotheringham reports.
After a three-day trial in the High Court in Avarua, an 11-person jury will decide whether a traditional Maori healer indecently assaulted an alleged female victim or was just performing a consensual medical practice. Caleb Fotheringham reports.
New Zealand's decision to suspend quarantine-free travel with Australia will not only provide Cook Islands protection from the highly contagious Covid-19 variant but could also result in an influx of Kiwi tourists travelling into the country.
New Zealand Post says mail from New Zealand to the Cook Islands should take no more than nine days to arrive but Vodafone Cook Islands remains adamant that any postal delays are from problems offshore.