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Articles by Chris Taylor

Fund will help country's vulnerable

Tuesday 18 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Thursday morning was an important day for those vulnerable in the community, as the government officially signed over nearly $700,000 for the Social Impact Fund (SIF).

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House on the move for the second time

Monday 17 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

It’s not every day you see a house being moved on the main road through Kavera, but according to Paul Mangakahia of Multi-Contractors, it’s the 180th house move the company has handled on Rarotonga.

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Marae Moana becomes reality

Thursday 13 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Cook Islands is now the largest multi-use marine park in the world.

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No longer a pain in the neck!

Wednesday 12 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Could a chiropractor really fix my crook neck? That was the question lingering in my mind as I wandered down to the free spinal checks at Te Atukura Grounds last week.

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No suspicious findings in devastating Atupa house fire

Wednesday 12 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

No suspicious findings were confirmed in the recent devastating fire that completely destroyed a family home in Atupa on the evening of Saturday, July 1.

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Youths call Sheraton 'home'

Wednesday 12 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

As the morning sun casts a shadow over the ruins of the graffiti-daubed Sheraton hotel site in the south of Rarotonga, silhouetted figures can be seen moving in and around a downstairs room.

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'Peoples' Budget' passes muster

Tuesday 11 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The “Peoples’ Budget”, with its social focus on families with children and people on lower levels of income, has been passed into law.

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Warnings follow theft

Monday 10 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Crime

A dream holiday to Rarotonga turned sour last week for one unlucky visitor following a petty theft just south of Fruits of Rarotonga while he was snorkelling.


Ui Ariki Day – akatukeanga i te akararangianga

Thursday 6 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Kua tuke te akararangianga i te Ra o te Ui Ariki i teia mataiti – koia oki Varaire Ra 7 no Tiurai.


Ui Ariki Day celebration – with a difference

Thursday 6 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

There is something different to this year’s Ui Ariki Day that we will celebrate tomorrow.

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Ladies – it's mammogram time

Wednesday 5 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Cook Islands women who are in Rarotonga from July 17 to July 28 and are more than 40 years old, have a family history of breast cancer, or anyone under the age of 40 years and experiencing breast pain - are being encouraged to take the opportunity to have breast checks while they are here.

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Healing hundreds one spine at a time!

Wednesday 5 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

People of all ages and sizes seeking optimum health were seen stretched flat out to receive spinal checks and adjustments at Te Atukura grounds of the Prime Minister’s Office over the past week.

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Came a hot Friday…

Tuesday 4 July 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Friday morning was much more hot and explosive than normal for some local workshop attendees.

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Veteran lady of the seven seas graces Avatiu harbour

Friday 30 June 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Wow, did you see it? Because if you sped past the Avatiu wharf in recent days and missed it – you clearly weren’t looking seaward.


Dog puts mama in hospital

Friday 30 June 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

A wandering Rarotongan dog has caused the second alarming motorcycle accident on the island within 24 hours.

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Nurturing businesses from the grass roots

Thursday 29 June 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

From a Miracle Oil business in Mauke to a social media marketing start-up on Rarotonga the Business Trade Investment Board is supporting budding businesses from the grass roots up.

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Colourful MP at Rotary dinner

Wednesday 28 June 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

One of the most colourful New Zealand MPs from the latter part of the last century will be visiting Rarotonga this week and local people will get a chance to hear him speak.

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Not the people's Budget: Beer

Wednesday 28 June 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Opposition has rejected the idea of the Budget being one “for the people” with senior MP James Beer attacking government spending, the cost of living and depopulation.


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