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Articles by Chris Taylor

'Newbie' from NZ inspires exhibition

Monday 30 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Little did carver Chauncey Flay know last year when he took a couple of pieces of coral back to New Zealand last year to experiment with, that it would draw him back to Rarotonga again for a once in a life-time opportunity to exhibit his work with leading Cook Islands artist Mike Tavioni.

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Rarotonga Gospel Day just heavenly

Monday 30 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

As the nation enjoyed a public holiday on Thursday, many hundreds of devoted CICC members turned out to celebrate Gospel Day at Teimurimotia Park.

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Top cop honoured for courage

Monday 30 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Police commissioner Maara Tetava was honoured for his courage and leadership at a special ceremony on Wednesday morning.

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New police truck gift from Australia

Friday 27 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Sergeant Chris Cantwell of the Australian Federal Police handed over the keys of a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser truck to deputy prime minister Teariki Heather at a formal Cook Island Police Service ceremony at Avarua headquarters on Wednesday morning.

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Wear purple to help fight polio

Wednesday 25 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

This Friday, Rotary Cook Islands is championing a local effort to help end world polio.

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It's a waterfall again!

Tuesday 24 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

After recent heavy rain, Wigmore’s waterfall was flowing nicely again over the weekend.

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FIU intercepts range of crimes

Tuesday 24 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Cook Islands Financial Supervisory Commission’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) are consistently thwarting transnational and locally based anti-money laundering and fraud crimes, as well as potentially countering the financing of overseas terrorism.

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Marine pest could threaten Cook Islands

Monday 23 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

New requirements for international shipping in New Zealand next year could save the Cook Islands marine environment from an invasive marine pest that threatens the country.

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Food, glorious 'healthy' food

Monday 23 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

“Hold it… now smell it… now taste it!

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Chicken blamed for crash

Monday 23 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

A wandering chicken crossing the road at Nikao caused a minor traffic accident in Nikao, near the Oasis petrol station, early on Wednesday evening.


Sixty years of meeting house memories

Friday 20 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

If it’s possible to love a building, it was certainly proven on Wednesday morning, when around 150 people turned out to celebrate the 60th anniversary of “Te Rua O Te Tonga,” the tapere’s meeting house, and the many memories with which it has blessed the local community over the years.

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Drug detection dogs lap up training

Thursday 19 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Cook Islands Police Service drug detection dogs are being put through their paces this week.

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Police mark anniversary of shootings

Thursday 19 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Cook Islands Police Service yesterday morning marked the anniversary of the shooting tragedy that claimed the lives of three people in Vaimaanga in October 2016.

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Donation is not so 'mini'

Wednesday 18 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Wishing each of girls the best of luck in their upcoming beauty pageants, Polynesian Rentals have donated $3,000 to Miss Cook Islands, Alanna Smith, Miss Cook Islands International Salis Tuaputa, and Miss Earth Cook Islands Mona Taio, who is already in the Philippines for her campaign.

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Injured girl now 'stable'

Tuesday 17 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The 10-year-old girl critically injured in a car crash on Saturday morning near the Avarua Cook Islands Christian Church, is no longer in intensive care, and is in a stable condition.


Barge yet to be used

Tuesday 17 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

The Ports Authority Aitutaki barge that arrived in Arutunga wharf over two weeks ago is yet to be used for transporting cargo.

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Introducing the real 'Moana'

Monday 16 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

A HEADSTAND on a floating paddle board… “No way!”

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Weight loss plan a 'winner'

Tuesday 10 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Health

STRUGGLING for breath while bending over to tie his shoe laces was a life - defining moment for Thomas Wynne.

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'Magic' Raro break was just meant to be

Monday 9 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

“Does anyone ever win these things?”

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Fall moon shines on 'mid-autumn' festival

Friday 6 October 2017 | Written by Chris Taylor | Published in Local

Under a full moon rising for the Chinese Luna calendar celebration, lanterns were beautifully lit up around the University of the South Pacific (USP) campus on Wednesday evening.

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